Pre Schools or Playgroups
Offer sessional childcare and early year’s education for children aged 2-5 years. They usually fit in with the times and term dates of the local schools, however, some Pre-schools are now moving to being open all year round. Check the ‘Times/Availability’ on the individual FID records listed below. Most pre-schools offer the free entitlement to childcare places for 3 and 4 years olds, some also include 2 year olds.
This type of childcare is registered and inspected by Ofsted (www.ofsted.gov.uk).
Childcare is a universal service which means provision is inclusive. Where service records are showing the SEND logo (as above) additional information is available on support for children with SEN and disabilities. See the Local Offer tab on the service record for the SEN information report.