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Kingsway Playgroup and Pre-School Centre is registered with Lancashire Education as a registered provider of nursery education which allows all eligible two, three and four year olds who attend, to qualify for free places.

We also offer the new extended entitlement of 30 hours free childcare for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

Full daycare is available, Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 3.30. This is split into a morning and afternoon session with a lunch club. You are able to take any or all of these sessions.

At both morning and afternoon sessions the children are given a healthy snack, an example of the menu can be seen here

The lunch club includes a nutritious buffet style cold lunch and a drink, an example of the menu can be seen here .

The centre is situated in Heysham and provides quality and affordable childcare to the community in which it is situated. It is conveniently situated close to a major bus route

The Playgroup is inspected by OFSTED to ensure that we provide quality care and education.

We were inspected in October 2019 and were judged to be OUTSTANDING, once again, in all areas.

Here are a few examples of what the what the inspector said about the centre:

  • Children flourish in this outstanding playgroup. They enjoy extremely positive relationships with their key person and staff they regularly see. They arrive at playgroup eager to attend and capably complete the self-registration routine. Staff seize this time as an opportunity to enrich children's learning.
  • Staff show immensely high expectations of what each child can achieve. They provide children with endless time, patience and enthusiasm to help them succeed. As a result, children are highly motivated, show a determined attitude and persist in all areas of their learning. Staff celebrate children's achievements with a shower of praise.
  • The ambitious and extremely well-considered curriculum is implemented with extraordinary success. Leaders and staff provide children with experiences that successfully build on their individual skills and knowledge. Staff use their observations of children's play to carefully consider the impact of planning on their continuous learning and to decide the skills children need to learn next. n
  • Staff create a highly inclusive environment where children's uniqueness is celebrated at every opportunity. Children become fully immersed in the culture and traditions of other communities.
  • A culture of vigilance is successfully embedded across the staff team. Staff have a comprehensive knowledge of safeguarding and the signs that may indicate a child is at risk of harm. They are extremely confident in the procedure to follow in reporting any concerns. Managers are highly effective in ensuring that staff's training in safeguarding is up to date.

The full report can be viewed by clicking here - you will need to have adobe reader installed on your computer

The previous inspection report from July 2014 can be seen by clicking here - you will need to have adobe reader installed on your computer.

The inspection report from January 2009 can be seen by clicking here - you will need to have adobe reader installed on your computer.

The partnership with parents, carers and anyone else involved with the children is important to us and parents are encouraged to visit and see how their children are progressing. Each child is assigned a key-worker who will always be happy to discuss your child's progress or answer any concerns you may have.
If you would like to find out more about us please contact us by phone or email (via the contacts page) or just call in and see for yourself.
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