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Polstead Preschool

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Polstead Preschool is run by highly qualified and skilled practitioners supported by an active parents' committee. The preschool was established in the early seventies. We are set in the hall at St Margaret's Institute on Polstead road and serve the broader community in Oxford. Polstead…

Polstead Preschool is run by highly qualified and skilled practitioners supported by an active parents' committee. The preschool was established in the early seventies. We are set in the hall at St Margaret's Institute on Polstead road and serve the broader community in Oxford.

Polstead Preschool offers places for twenty-four children (ages 2 to 5) Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. This mixed age group uses the same outdoor and indoor spaces, but enjoy different group time activities.

Polstead Preschool is run by highly-qualified and skilled practitioners with the help of a very active parents committee, which voices its needs and opinions at our monthly meetings.

The objective of our preschool is to provide a safe, exciting, happy and caring environment for your child. We recognise that each child's needs may be different and we encourage each child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills through their play.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Klara Fergusson
Contact Position
Supervisor
Telephone
01865 428 586
E-mail
supervisor@polstead.org.uk
Website
http://www.polstead.org.uk
Parent Organisation
Polstead Preschool

Where to go

Name
Polstead Preschool
Address
St Margaret's Institute
30 Polstead Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX2 6TN
Notes

Our preschool is located in the main hall at St Margaret's Institute and has a small outdoor space at the rear. Children are often taken for a short walk to the local park, Trap Grounds or Burgess Field nature reserves.

Current Ofsted Judgment

Good

Good

Good

Good

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.50 Per hour
£33.00 Per day
Details

Cost given is for non funded hours.

£1.50 with Free Early Education (FEE) funding *

* Note that while the supplementary fee for FEE funded sessions is supported by the vast majority of parents, it is optional and caters for the following:

  • Nutritious morning snack
  • Fun outings
  • Events
  • Visits from interesting people
  • Art supplies
  • Nappies and wipes

Availability

Age Ranges
2 - 5 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
Children

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Parking also available.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Able to assist with moving and handling
Allergies
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Asthma
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Conditions requiring medical support
Eczema
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Vision impairment
Details
This provider has experience of meeting the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disability

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
Yes

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
Yes

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
Yes
Partnership settings
Other local childcare providers

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times
Weekdays


Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Term time 9:00am 3:00pm

Other Availability
Nursery education funded places opening patterns/hours
3 hour sessions over 5 days (6 hours per day over 5 days for 30-hour funding)

Facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Computer
Cooking
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Garden
Messy Play Area
Playroom
Quiet room/area
Sandpit
Slide
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
133989
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/09/2007IntegratedGood
23/06/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
12/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
16/11/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 10/05/2021

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