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Avening Playgroup

Avening Playgroup is a delightful setting in a quiet location within the rural village of Avening boasting excellent facilities both indoors and outdoors. Providing a wide range of experiences for children whilst maintaining a safe and happy environment and preparing the children for starting school. We are open each morning from 9.15 until 12.15 and on a Thursday from 9.00 until 3.00. We also offer a lunch club until 1.15 on days when there is enough parent demand for this service.This Provider has signed Gloucestershire County Council’s Agreement to offer the free 15hrs for 2; 3 & 4 year olds and up to 30hrs of the free government entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds

Who to contact

Contact Name
Angela Heslop
Contact Position
Early Years Manager
01453 832695

Where to go

The Sunground

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£9.50 then £11.71 for 3-4 year funded per session
Additional Charges
Age 2 : Per session: GBP 9.50; Age 3 : Hourly: GBP 4.01;

Childcare Information

Childcare type
Pre-School Playgroup

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Number of Places at Setting

Opening Times

Childcare times
Monday 0915am to 1215pm
Tuesday 0915am to 1315pm
Wednesday 0915am to 1315pm
Thursday 0900am to 1500pm
Friday 0915am to 1215pm
Number of Weeks Open
The setting is open : for 38 weeks During term-time

Vacancy Information

Vacancy information
Please contact Provider for vacancy details. Prices shown as prior to Government Funding then at Government funding Rate.

Local Offer

Local Offer Details

Avening playgroup is committed in providing a welcoming and appropriate learning environment to meet the needs of all children who attend the setting.  Information on the authority's website is accessed for up-to date paperwork.

Our SENCO coordinates and ensures the day-to-day needs of all children with additional needs are met and records kept, where necessary, with the help and support of the other staff.  All staff are kept fully informed on national and local changes to ensure the setting is able to support children with emerging and identified additional needs at the earliest possible stage.

We work closely with the parents and the child to ensure we meet their specific needs and requirements within our setting.  We believe that the views and opinions of the parents and the child are extremely important, and include them in the all discussions, decision making and the setting of learning targets.  The SENCO will liaise with the Area SENCO and other professionals, such as: Speech and Language Therapists, Portage Workers, Health Visitors, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Family Support Workers and Paediatricians as required.  During the child’s pre-school year we will work closely with the SENCO from the child’s new setting, inviting them to reviews to ensure the transition period is as smooth as possible.  We also work closely with the Early Years Service to prepare the child for their transition to school.

Staff and the Committee work closely to monitor, review and evaluate the SEN provision in place at our setting.  The facilities are purpose built on ground level with an easily accessible ramp to the entrance.  All the equipment and resources are on low level shelving.

We have a system of observation and record keeping, including ongoing formative assessment and regular summative assessment, which operates in conjunction with the parents and enables us to monitor children’s needs and progression on an individual basis. 

We recognize and value each child’s contribution, and are committed to ensuring that they are given the opportunity to reach their potential.  Parents and children should feel confident that they will be listened to and their views are valued and appreciated.

Avening Playgroup’s Local Offer was produced in August 2014 and is updated annually.

Contact Name
Angie Heslop
Contact Telephone
01453 832695
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type

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Who is your service for?
Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

The setting has a qualified SENCO who attends regular training and updates this as required. 

Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
b) young people who use alternative communication methods
c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements
Local Offer file
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