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Millbrook Pre-School Playgroup
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Millbrook preschool is run from the Millbrook village hall, We have been running for  50 years,

Our most recent OFSTED report was "Good" Staff ensure activities support younger children well, helping them to achieve their outcomes effectively. 

Staff teaching is consistently good. They differentiate activities to meet children's individual needs. Older children identify shapes in the environment and younger children listen for a variety of sounds outside.

The manager and staff attend a wealth of training. They use this to make changes to the learning environment to benefit children. For instance, a quiet area has been created to help settle younger children when they first join, encouraging them to feel safe and secure. 

Children have strong opportunities to learn about healthy lifestyles. Activities using puppets help children understand the importance of dental care. They extensively learn about the types of food that are healthy and the different food groups. For example, children understand that milk and cheese contain calcium to keep bones and teeth strong.

We have three full time staff and one part time assistant.


details of our policies are available on our website


Who to contact

Contact name
Vicki Richards
Contact position
01752 656960 (session times only)
Millbrook Pre-School Playgroup's facebook page

Where to go

Millbrook Village Hall
The Parade
PL10 1AY

on the city  bus route 70/71.

disabled friendly building.

Limited car parking available

Access to local parks, lake for wildlife walks, tennis courts for games and sports.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12.00 Per morning
£3.50 Lunch Club
2 year funding accepted

Inclusion within our setting

Wheelchair access

Has provision
Suitable toilet, doors and flat level.

Dietary needs

Has provision
Experience with
Lactose free
Gluten free
Egg intolerance
Nut allergy
Dairy free
No food provided
Menu can be adjusted to suit any religious or dietary requirements.

Cultural provisions

Has provision
We invite families from others cultures for cooking sessions, stories and language learning. Staff are trained in multi-cultural awareness.
Languages spoken



Pet provisions

Are there any pets at the setting?

Childcare information


Immediate vacancies
Spaces vary according to day - please contact for availability Spaces available for immediate start.
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 years to 4 years (spaces available: )
Date updated

Funded places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 hours free childcare

Offering up to 30 hours free childcare
30 hours partner details
Currently open 16 hours per week, We will offer more hours if there is enough demand for extra hours.
We can share funding with other settings/childminders

Opening times & facilities

Opening times
Opening times
DayOpening timeClosing time
Monday 09:00:00 12.45
Tuesday 09:00:00 12.45
Wednesday 09:00:00 12.45
Thursday 09:00 12.45

School pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
02/07/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
01/06/2015Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good
09/05/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
16/01/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag
SENCo name
Vicki Richards

Early Years Local Offer response

Learning and development

Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support

We invite parents/carers to attend settling in sessions with their child, during these visit/s staff will work with parents to complete a "child's voice" form to help us build a good starting point for the child.

All children are allocated a keyworker who will carry out observations weekly on each child and plan next steps based on observations.

Staff have weekly meetings to plan for the weeks activities based on observations.

Staff moderate learning journeys and work as a team to complete termly progress reports on each child so we can identify next steps or if there is a need for additional support.

How we identify and support children's learning and development needs

Staff undertake training ie. Makaton, how to understand and manage children's behaviour, visual support training, supporting boys with communication and literacy achievement, getting active for the under fives, communication counts, letters and sounds phase one, learning throughout the day using daily routines, healthy eating for the under fives. Further training undertaken as and when required.

Links we have to other agencies

Millbrook preschool has good working relationships with, two local primary schools, SALT, children centre teachers, early years inclusion service, and health visitors.

How we support children transferring to school

We have close links with two local schools, and visits are arranged both ways, with permission from parents we share the children's learning journeys with teachers during visits, We provide the schools with the final two terms cohort sheets so that the teachers are aware of the children's progress,

We attend moderation sessions with both schools, Staff meet with both schools to share idea on different areas of learning and activities to support learning through play.


Specialist skills or training our staff have

We have staff who have completed training in, Safeguarding, First aid, Food safety, Emotion coaching and Healthy eating for under fives

Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being

We support personal, social and emotional development through play and routine. Our designated safeguarding officer is Vicki Richards, she has attended level 3 multi agency child protection, risk assessments for all activities are carried out, the room is divided into separate areas to include a quiet area. We do have an open door policy enabling us to stay informed of home circumstances. We provide the parents with a copy of the two year progress check to share with the health visitors. When necessary TAC meetings are arranged with the local teams. We have an effective key worker system in place enabling us to liase with families.

Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported

We hold termly parent consultations to discuss children's progress but are happy to discuss progress at any time, during these meetings we share learning journeys and summative assessments and discuss next steps with the parents, Parents are invited to contribute to their child's learning journeys ie. via Tapestry. We send out regular newsletters to keep parents informed, and display a How we support your child board in the setting, We hold family days to provide a sense of community, Planning and policies are available for all parents to view on our website.

Our complaints policy

We work with parent to resolve any issues they may have, however when this is not possible we provide them with a copy of our complaints policy.


Alterations we have made to make our building accessible

Our building is disabled friendly.

Facilities we have for personal care

We have a discreet changing area for children, all staff and committee are CRB/DBS checked, and visual aids are in place.

Specialist resources we have

If specialist resources are required please speak to Manager Vicki Richards.

How we include all children in activities, such as trips

All children are invited on trips and adult to child ratio are adhered to at all times, when necessary extra parental help is obtained,

Once a year we organise a family trip to places like zoo's, aquarium or family fun farm.

Last updated: 01/11/2021

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