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Ilford Preschool, Breakfast and After School Club

This setting is situated in Ilford and is registered for children aged 3 months to 11 years.

Sessions within this setting are split into Breakfast club (7.00am to 8.30am), two pre-school sessions in the morning (8.45am to 11.45am) and afternoon (12.10pm to 3.10pm) followed by an after school club session (3.15pm to 7.00pm). Full day care and part time sessions for babies and young toddlers too.

The setting consists of a large inside area, filled with varied activities throughout the day based on early year’s provision, including role play areas, malleable play areas, maths, cosy book area and indoor physical activities etc.

Activities are later transformed, intended for the after school club session, allowing room for games such as football, table tennis, arts and crafts etc.

An outside area is also made available for children throughout the day, where age related activities are set up according to the age range present e.g. for pre-school children sand and water trays are made available and for school children skipping ropes, sports, arts & crafts, role play and small world play equipment etc.

All staff working within the setting are DBS checked and hold the relevant qualifications enabling them to work within the centre.

Who to contact

Himabindu Anjuru
07584 422282
07804 634669
020 8553 0852

Where to go

Ilford Catholic Club
324High RoadIlfordEssexIG1 1QP

When is it on?

Breakfast club - 7.00am to 8.30am
Pre-school - 8.45am to 11.45am and 12.10pm to 3.10pm
After school club - 3.15pm to 7.00pm

The club is available during Summer, Easter and half term holidays

Other Details

Under 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Childcare Information

Provision Type(s)
Breakfast club
After school club
Holiday club
Outdoor garden
Hot meals provided
Visits and outings
Parking available for pick up or drop off
Transporting children to and from school
Free Early Learning - 3 & 4 years
Sleeping area
Caters for all dietary needs
Free Early Learning - 2 years
Caters for all cultural needs
Partially wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
Offers pickups?
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Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/08/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


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

Education Offer


At Ilford Preschool we believe that each child must be given the opportunity to achieve and be included. All children access a full range of activities to develop and learn through play. We acknowledge that some children with SEND may require extra support in order to access the activities provided. We are committed to work along side parents and carers to share information useful to support their child’s development while at the club.

The club is located in a big hall. The hall has separate activity areas which offer a range of activities i.e physical, arts crafts, ICT, literacy numeracy drama cooking and role play. The hall has free-flow into the garden where children have access to range of out-door activities. We offer a pick minibus service, public transport or by walk.

Furniture is arranged to accommodate children with mobility difficulties. There is an access to adjustable height furniture and/or access is made possible by using floor level activities.

The passageways are kept clear at all times to follow health & safety regulations and facilitate children’s mobility.

Play areas have carpets and wooden wall to reduce noise levels.

Toilets and washing hands facilities are easily accessible.

Identifying children's needs

We believe in early identification of difficulties and we consult with parents and carers to support those children who are experiencing difficulty with their development. We work closely with the EYCIT Redbridge team who involved to give advice on suitable strategies to accommodate children’s needs with in the club. This is done with written consent from parents and carers.

We have statutory responsibility to safeguard children and we will work with the following agencies whenever required: CAF Team, Early intervention and social care, working closely with local schools and other settings in the process of transition and children centres.  When a child has a recognised condition or ongoing medical needs, relevant information is sought from parents and carers on admission and kept in the child’s confidential folder. The setting follows the relevant guidelines for data protection and confidentiality.

The child’s information or records are passed on to another setting/school/other professionals with parents/ carers permission.

Dedicated contacts

The setting’s manager Himabindu Anjuru is the overall ‘responsible person’ and the setting SENCO Farhana Zaben working together and being responsible for ensuring that legislation is met. We has been undertaken the following relevant trainings

  • SEN Modular (Advanced)
  • Partnership Working
  • OAP and Record Keeping
  • Recognising Behaviour Problems
  • Makaton
  • Supporting Children with EAL
  • Supporting Children’s Communication & Language
  • Supporting Behaviour
  • Including Children with SEN
  • Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
  • Levels of Involvement and Well-Being.
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
  • Involving parents to working on IOP
Range of support available
  • Support for behaviour
  • Partnership working with other professionals
  • Support for communication needs
  • EYFS Curriculum  planning differentiation

We make use of augmentative communication (e.g. Makaton signing/ picture /sign displays /visual displays around the setting indoors/ outdoors/ toilets/ reception and snack times.

Measuring children's progress

All activities are differentiated to meet children’s needs and allow full access. Providing a suitable environment. Regular meetings are held with parents and carers to provide feed-back and share information

Support and training for school staff
  • SEN Modular (Advanced)
  • Partnership Working
  • OAP and Record Keeping
  • Recognising Behaviour Problems
  • Makaton
  • Supporting Children with EAL
  • Supporting Children’s Communication & Language
  • Supporting Behaviour
  • Including Children with SEN
  • Cultural Diversity and Inclusion
  • Levels of Involvement and Well-Being
Accessibility of the school

All resources are allocated at children’s level in clear, labelled boxes.

Makaton signing is used by all staff and taught to children during general routines.

We helps them listen to each other and resolve their difficulties.

Children’s toilets are fully accessible and provided with step stools and easy to reach washing facilities.

The garden area is fully accessible to wheel chair users and to people with gross motor skills difficulties.


A risk assessment is completed daily to ensure health and safety is maintained at all times. All staff been under taken the trainings i.e. Health & safety at work place, Risk assessments Handling the equipment etc.

All activities are differentiated according to children’s level of development.

Transition arrangements

We work in partnership with the school whenever required. Our transition settling –in policy explains to the parents and carers and the staff.

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