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Parkside Playgroup

We are a fully inclusive playgroup, which is registered with Ofsted. All families are welcome. Our mission is to work in partnership with parents and carers to provide quality experiences within a safe, nurturing and respectful environment. We encourage all areas of the child’s development whilst recognising and meeting the individual developmental and cultural needs of the child and their family. We aim to provide creative, stimulating and age appropriate play and activities to promote the well-being and social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of pre school children.

Who to contact

Jane Hart and Annie Peck
020 8590 7497

Where to go

Parkside Community Centre
176Goodmayes LaneGoodmayesIlfordEssexIG3 9PP

When is it on?

Monday to Friday - 9.15am to 12.15pm
Available term time only

Other Details

2, 3, 4, 5

Childcare Information

Provision Type(s)
Outdoor garden
Adjustments for wheelchair users available
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Caters for all dietary needs
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Caters for all cultural needs
Fully wheelchair accessible
Offers pickups?

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/05/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/05/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
19/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


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

Education Offer


We provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.

  • We have regard for the DfE's SEND Code of Practice 0-25 years (2014), The Children and Families act (2004), Equality Act (2010), SENDA (2001)
  • We ensure our provision is inclusive to all children with special educational needs.
  • We support parents and children with special educational needs (SEN).
  • We identify the specific needs of children with special educational needs and meet those needs through a range of SEN strategies.
  • We work in partnership with parents and other agencies in meeting individual children's needs.
  • We monitor and review our policy, practice and provision and, if necessary, make adjustments.

Our playgroup caters for approximately 55 children per morning session. Our playgroup consists of two large bright halls and a safe and secure fenced outside play area. We are based on one level with ramp access. We have a large accessible toilet area which incorporates changing facilities.

Identifying children's needs

Before a child starts at our playgroup we invite the parents to attend a meeting with their child’s key person. Relevant paper work is completed including a key child’s information record which includes the child’s and parent’s details, health information, etc.

When the child starts playgroup the key person completes an ‘on entry assessment’ with the parents, 5 day settling in observation sheet followed by a 2 week observation sheet. During this time the key person builds a relationship with the child and would record any concerns that may arise. Concerns would then be shared with the parent and if necessary outside agencies will be contacted for support and guidance with parental permission.

Referrals are made to the Redbridge Information Advice and Support Service.

Dedicated contacts
  • Manager
  • Deputy manager
  • SENCOs
  • Key Person
  • Room Supervisors
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

We carry out routine observations on all children. We constantly monitor all children for their well-being and involvement. A progress report is given to parents at the end of every term with details of their child’s progress across the EYFS. An additional assessment.

The Two Year Progress Check, is completed when the child is two years of age. This assessment covers the child’s attainment and progress in the Prime Areas of the EYFS. All children have their own learning journey book evidencing their progress and development. For children with SEND we offer the family a daily diary which we share with the parents. We write reports as and when required for progress meetings. We support families by attending meetings with outside agencies and professionals.

Support and training for school staff

The SENCO attends training and regular SENCo forums. We receive support from SEN/Inclusion Advisor.

Accessibility of the school

Our setting is located on the ground floor and there is ramp access to all doors. We have a large disabled toilet area which incorporates baby change facilities.


All children are included and their needs met by discussions with parents, SEN/Inclusion Advisor, Key person and other relevant agencies. We recieve Pupil Premium payments to help us support children with additional needs.

Transition arrangements

We support children with SEND through any transition as we would any child. If the parents want the support of the setting we will offer to accompany the family to visit schools.

Support and training for parents and carers
  • Parent consultation
  • SENCo
  • Links with Children’s Centres
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