Telephone 07771 882180
Please also use our contact form.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9.15am-11.45am
Friday 9.15am- 11.45am
Lunch Club provision:-
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 11.45am-12.30pm
Early Drop off available by prior arrangement
All Saints Preschool
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3QW
Here you can find out useful daily information at All Saints Preschool, including how to register your child and view our accreditations and standards.
If you would like more information or would like to come and visit us with your child, you can contact us by telephone or by using our contact form. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07771 882180
Please download and print our enrolment form below should you decide that All Saints is the preschool for you and your child. We look forward to meeting you!
It's unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home as bugs can spread rapidly amongst children and staff. In the case of sickness and diarrhoea please allow a clear 48 hours before your child returns to playgroup in accordance with health guidelines. If your child falls ill at preschool you or your emergency contact will be required to collect your child as soon as possible.
If you cannot make a session then just let us know either by phone or text message on 07771 882180. It is important to advise us of non-attendance on the first day of absence as part of our Safeguarding responsibilities.
The group operates a no nuts policy. In addition, from December 2014, there is now a legal obligation to supply information to parents/carers on the 14 reportable allergens that are in the snacks we provide to the children. Please ask a member of staff if you require information in this regard.
If your child has an allergy please inform their keyperson during your initial visit - this will be shared with the rest of the team and failsafe measures will be put in place.
If your child is still in nappies, please bring a few spares and wipes in a named bag. If you are in the process of toilet training your child, do let us know and we will work with you. Please ask a member of staff for our Nappy and Changing Policy. We always have a supply of spare clothes in case of accidents.
Each child is assigned to a keyperson, which helps to ensure that every child's learning and care is tailored to meet their individual needs.
Your child's keyperson will help them to settle and get used to the routines at playgroup.
The keyperson will seek to develop good two-way relationships with you as parents or carers to support your child's learning. This information sharing will take the form of parental consultations in November and May, records, observations, photographs and next steps contained in your child's "My Learning Journey" and in informal day-to-day interaction. We involve you as parents and carers in shared record keeping, both formally and informally.
We use "My Learning Journey" to record, plan and share with parents and carers their child's progess. Parents and carers are encouraged to contribute to these learning journeys.
Assessment plays an important part in helping parents, carers and practitioners to recognise children's progress. Practitioners observe children to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning styles. These observations form the basis for planning the next steps in a childs development.
You will be invited to visit with your child prior to his/her start date. Please use your visits to talk over with playgroup staff any concerns you may have. The first day at preschool may well be a big day for you too!
Some children take to Preschool like ducks to water - others need a little more encouragement! Don't be put off if there are a few tears to start with. Many children find it hard to say goodbye, but once Mum/Dad/Carer etc. has left, they usually quickly stop crying and start having fun. Always say goodbye to your child and don't sneak out to avoid tears, as this can be even more distressing to your child to find that you have suddenly disappeared.
If your child is becoming distressed at the thought of you leaving, do let a member of staff know so that they can offer comfort and reassurance to your child as you go. Even if they refuse our close contact, we will stay close by and gently persuade and encourage your child until they are happy to join in.
We liaise with schools to ensure you child's transition into school is a positive experience.
Our children feed into a variety of schools in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas. We invite teachers and their assistants to visit the children in a setting which is familiar to them; playgroup. This has proved to be a positive and valuable experience for all concerned.
We in turn visit other settings/schools to help provide smooth transitions.
We encourage our children to work towards the early learning goals using a range of good practices. The early learning goals should be achieved by children by the end of their school reception year.