Playgroup open school term only
New Bridge Learning Centre, St Martins Road, Oldham, OL8 2PZ

Contact phone

07890 743 908
Ofsted URN: EY344292

Ofsted rating



From 2 to 5 years old



Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.15am 12.15pm

Cost details

Per hour £5.40, Per week £81, Per session £16.20

Free childcare possible for 3/4 year olds


Free childcare possible for 2 year olds


Takes childcare vouchers?


School drop-off/pick-up

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Special diets offered


Provides for different cultural needs


How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?

initial discussions with parents/carers, observations during initial visits, observations during play, discussions with other professionals involved with the child, assessment of progress using the EYFS, ASQ, Learning journeys, welcomm screening.

How do you involve parents/carers?

talking to and sharing information with parents at the start of the term to gain more knowledge of their child. discussing any observations made during play or using progress assessments to discuss any concerns.

How do you support a child’s learning and development?

each child has their own key person to get to know the family better and to work closely with the child, so the child feels safe and secure. each key person will provide support by suggesting activities to do at home that link with activities and learning in the setting. help parents to implement strategies to support their child at home, offer advice and support as required, through the setting or via outside support. be their to listen to concerns or worries about your child.

How do you meet a child’s educational needs?

your child will be monitored closely using a variety of observations during general play, adult led activities and group activities. practitioners can use this information and information from home to assess your child's development and the next steps to support progress. they will then plan specific activities/ opportunities for you child. the setting is able to implement different strategies to support individual children e.g. visual timetables,1:1 support as appropriate, communication books to help children make their needs known. As progress is monitored there will be discussions with parents and possibly other outside agencies as appropriate for each individual child.

How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?

each child has their own learning journey that records their achievements, this information along with observations and discussions with parents all contribute to the progress report each term which will show your child's progress and their developmental stage. all this information can be used in discussions with parents to assess if children are making appropriate progress and then together we can decide what future support is required.

How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?

differentiated planning to meet specific needs, provide activities that are specific to your child's needs e.g. sensory play. plan the layout of the room to meet individual needs where possible. use specialist equipment where needed with the support of professionals involved with the child.

How accessible is your service, outside and inside?

setting based in a special needs college so all doors are wheelchair accessible, the playroom, toilets and outdoor play are all on one level and easily accessible from one to another and all in view. some tables are height adjustable.

How do you involve children in outings and trips?

any trips will be planned according to the needs of all our children, there will be discussion with parents to ensure that everything is put in place to make sure that any experiences outside the setting are available to all.

How do you work with other organisations?

exchanging information through meetings with parents and all professionals, sharing information during observation visits from professionals, implement advice and strategies from specialist help. seek specific training if required to meet individual needs.

How do you support children when they start and leave?

visits to the setting for stay and play prior to children starting. gradual admission so that children with specific needs can be amongst the first children to start, key person in place on start date, ensure all staff are aware of a child's needs prior to start date, discussions with parents and others involved with the child to make transition easier. as children leave the setting, transition visits are arranged with the school and photos taken to make them more aware of the new environment.

How are you/staff trained in extra needs?

safeguarding/senco/intensive interaction/ signalong/elklan. staff have a lot of experience with Autism and speech and language delays/disorders. staff continue to attend training as appropriate

What is your policy on compliments, complaints, concerns?

setting management/ofsted/local authority. copies of complaints procedure available on request, along with any other policies or procedures.
Updated: 15/02/2023

Local Offer

Ofsted judgement: Outstanding