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Oakfield Pre-school Playgroup

Who to contact

07879 663251

Where to go

Vine Church Hall
Holstock RoadIlfordEssexIG1 1LG

Childcare Information

Provision Type(s)
Snacks provided
Adjustments for wheelchair users available
Outdoor garden - sole use
Visits and outings
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Offers pickups?

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
02/11/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
13/02/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
13/01/2016Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
27/02/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


Age range
Early Years (0-4 years)
Shortbreak type

Education Offer


Staff aim to value diversity, promote equality and remove barriers to learning. We continuously strive to ensure that everyone in our Playgroup is treated with respect and dignity. Creating an ethos which is caring and inclusive.

Oakfield Pre-school is run by a management committee. It opened in 1992 and operates from a large hall in Vine Church Hall Ilford, Essex. The church is located within close proximity to Ilford Shopping Centre. A maximum of 50 children may attend the pre-school at any one time. The pre-school is open each weekday from 09:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:30 term time only. The children have access to an enclosed Indoor/outdoor play area.  All staffs are well qualified and trained.  Oakfield playgroup aim to provide a wide range of play opportunities and a balanced curriculum.

Identifying children's needs

Playgroup has a named Special educational need Co-ordinator (SENCO) and that person is responsible for ensuring that every child in the setting is making progress according to his/her age and stage. If she observes any signs of developmental delay she immediately takes necessary steps e.g. Contact parents, after parental agreement referrals are made.The SENCO is also your contact person in Pre-school if you have any concerns around your child’s progress.

Dedicated contacts

Parents can contact child’s key worker/SEN-Co/Manager whenever they have any question or concern.

Involving children and their families
  • Planning and review meetings
  • Advice on how to support learning at home 
  • Parenting advice
  • Regular contact between home and school, e.g. home/ school book
Range of support available
  • EYFS Curriculum  planning differentiation
  • Specific teaching interventions
  • Support for behaviour
  • Support for health needs
  • Partnership working with other professionals
  • Additional support strategies
  • Support for communication needs
Measuring children's progress

The setting makes Individual Educational plan for the child then reviews it termly and organises meeting with parents and other professionals. Then set the target for further development.

Support and training for school staff
  • Two members of staff have completed the training from Pre-school Learning Alliance. 
  • One staff trained on autism and dyslexia.
Accessibility of the school

The partially setting is accessible as it is a purpose building for the nursery there is wheel chair access, there is a ramp to lead to the garden, and there are disabled toilets.


Risk assessment according to the need of the child. Maintaining high ratio. Initial meeting with parents, Observation assessment and Planning, Individual Educational Plan. One to one support to the child.

Transition arrangements

Pre-school arrange meeting with the school/setting. Manager and SEN-co make prior visit. Send transition report  in which child’s needs and progress are discussed.  

Support and training for parents and carers
  • Parent workshops
  • Coffee mornings with parents
  • Parent consultation
  • Links with Children’s Centres
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