St. Philips Pre-School

Ofsted registered Pre-School providing childcare for children aged 3-5 years.

St Philips Pre-school is a friendly, warm and caring pre-school in the heart of our community which offers a safe, stimulating environment in which children learn whilst having fun.

We provide high quality care and education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage for children below statutory school age. 

Rated 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted in November 2015.

Who to contact

07960 428 892

Where to go

St. Philip Westbrook C Of E Aided Primary School
Westbrook Centre

No 18 and 29 bus route

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost type
£15.00 Per session
£3.00 Lunch club session
15 & 30 hour places offered


Age ranges
From 3 years 0 months to 4 years
Local/National Service?

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Staff are SENCO trained

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Will cater for all needs.

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Experience with
Celebrates all cultures

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Total Vacancies
Contact provider for updated vacancy information
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Are you delivering?

Opening Times & Facilities

Childcare availability
Part Time
Term Times
Monday - Friday 8.45am - 3.15pm

Lunch club available 11.45 to 12.15 at a cost of £3 per day.
Play roomarea
Healthy snacks
Outdoor play area
Outdoor play equipment
ArtsCraftsGamesCreative Play
Computer facilities
Quiet roomarea
SandWater areas
Large selection of toys

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
03/10/2005IntegratedInadequate 1
20/10/2008Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
12/09/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
30/11/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer

Contact Name
Mrs Julia Neale (SENco)
Contact Telephone
07960 428892 (session times)
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 - Early years

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Children with special needs are welcomed by our pre school. We identify the specific needs of children through careful observation and speaking to parents/carers to share information. We then meet the children’s needs through a range of strategies including using Individual Education Plans (IEP) and working closely with outside agencies and parents/carers. Our staff attend specific training to identify those needs.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Parents/carers are given the opportunity to raise concerns at any time with staff. We hold an open day for new parents/carers before the children start and this is an opportunity to talk to staff with any concerns they may have, parents/carers may talk to staff at any time.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

Each child has a specific key worker who will oversee the education plan, working closely with the setting SENCo. This is explained to parents at a new parents/carers meeting and further meetings will then be organised to discuss individual plans. We work closely with our feeder schools to ensure a smooth transition is made and information shared. The responsibility of the SENCo is to work closely with the key person to ensure education plans are carried out and observations are made, and are regularly reviewed.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

All children are respected for their individuality and their potential recognized, valued and nurtured. Children are observed by their key worker, their interests followed and assessed according to the EYFS framework. This then informs the child’s next steps for learning.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

We have an open door policy where parents/carers can come in at any time to discuss their child’s progress and look at their learning journey. We have regular coffee mornings to catch up on any issues, we also send out personal updates on children’s progress. At key points in the academic year, we track children’s progress which is informed from regular observations. As children start, we email a parents/carers' guide to the EYFS which gives parents/carers a better understanding of how we assess the children. Staff are always available to answer questions parents/carers may have. We operate a home school diary system so parents/carers can keep in regular contact; this is also shared with other settings. We expect other settings to work with us to share information and progress. We have email and we send out regular newsletters with ways parents/carers can help their child and theme which we are covering during the term. We ask parents/carers to contribute to the children’s learning journey as much as possible and working with us to help in areas where the child may have concerns. Parents/carers are asked to note in the home and school diary of any significant learning which takes place at home and any specific interests the child may have.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

Each child is supported fully by their key worker and SENCo to fulfil their potential and to ensure they have a happy and enjoyable experience with us. We have a policy on administering prescribed medicines to support individual children with medical needs. We support each child to manage their behaviour through learning ‘golden rules’ and self discipline. Behavioural issues will be handled in a developmental appropriate way, respecting the child’s level of understanding, working together with parents/ carers.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

We work closely with health professionals such as occupational therapy and speech and language to support children and develop plans in line with their recommendations.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

We have a named SENCo in the setting who attends regular training to support children with SEND.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Our setting allows all children to be included in activities both inside and outdoors and we adapt the setting depending on the individual requirements.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

We have wheelchair access with a ramp. Parents/carers and children who have English as a second language are welcomed to the pre school. We translate documents if required and have visual displays in different languages. We would also seek funding for additional support if needed.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Before a child starts with us, they are invited to come in with their parents/carers to an open morning to meet staff and see their classmates. Parents/carers are asked to complete a child initial profile before they start, and also a likes and dislikes information form. As the children start, they bring with them a ‘my family’ photo album which also helps with settling in. If children find it difficult to settle, they may come to sessions for a settling in period. We speak to the child’s previous nursery for information sharing on the child’s interests and development. As children leave us, we have meeting with their school and with school SENCo’s to discuss development and have planning in place to fully support transition.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

When we are made aware of a child coming to pre school with additional needs, we will source any additional recourses necessary on recommendation of parents/carers and outside agencies.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Your child will be supported by their key worker whilst in pre school. Due to having small intakes our ratios of adults to children is high, children receive a great deal of care and attention.