Health and Social Services | Oldham Council
Playgroup open school term only
(Former Humdinger Pub) Corner of Middleton Road and Ward Street, Chadderton, OL9 9EX

Contact phone

0161 425 5445
Ofsted URN: 2502122

Ofsted rating



From 2 to 5 years old



Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.10am - 3.10pm or 9.10am - 12.10pm or 12.10pm - 3.10pm

Cost details

Per session: £13.50, Per day: £26, Per week: £130

Free childcare possible for 2 year olds


Free childcare possible for 3/4 year olds


Takes childcare vouchers?



Children who stay all day need to have a packed lunch

Snacks provided

Registered for 30 hours free childcare

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Special diets offered

On discussion with parents

Provides for different cultural needs


How do you identify special educational needs and disabilities?

When a child initially starts with us we will provide settling in sessions where the key person will familiarise themselves with the child’s individual needs, interests and abilities. This is the initial opportunity for the parents to identify any SEN needs or disabilities with the key person so that these can be catered for. The parents and the key person complete an all about me form which covers the child's interests and initial starting point of development. This will form the basis of our individual planning for that child. The key person completes regular observations that are then used to plan for each child around their individual needs and interests. These include interests from home and interests at nursery. The key person completes assessments on every child to identify any support that may be required. These assessments are shared with the parents in their Childs online learning journal and the parents are encouraged to add their comments.

How do you involve parents/carers?

Parents are involved right from the start, they will help us to complete the child’s starting points and if they have any concerns they are shared at this point. Each term when we track the child’s development this information will be shared with the parent via tapestry and if we have any concerns that the child is not making good progress in any area or is not meeting their milestones we will invite the parents in for a meeting to discuss our concerns and agree strategies to put in place at the setting and at home to support the child to make progress. If these strategies do not work we will gain permission from the parent/carer to refer the child to the relevant professionals. We feel parent partnership is very important and they will be invited to any meeting and discuss their feelings with the child’s key worker person and SENCO. We will support the families by sharing as much information as we can and helping them to implement strategies.

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

We will have a nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) that will be trained through the local authority to support the key person, the child and parents to ensure that the child’s individual needs are met. We have up to date policies and procedures in place which are reviewed regularly ensuring that our resources and environments are suitable and accessible for all. The SENCO will work closely with the key person to differentiate resources, experiences and activities to support the child. The nursery SENCO will work with the key person to provide personal plans for each individual child based around their abilities and interests. The SENCO will liaise with other professionals (with the parents’ consent) such as Early Years Inclusion Officers, Speech and Language Therapists and Health Visitors to gain further advice in supporting each individual child. The SENCO and the key person will work together to ensure that these targets and strategies are implemented. The plans and activities will be reviewed by the key person, SENCO and the parents regularly to update plans and provide support for all children.

How do you meet a child’s educational needs?

Through constant assessment of the child's progression, combined with joint partnership working with parents/carers and health care professionals. A record of the child's development will be collated to see if they are achieving, exceeding or emerging against their goals. Any issues or shortfalls will then be addressed through our 'next steps' approach.

How do we know my child is achieving agreed outcomes?

Each term every child will have a tracking assessment, this will tell us how they are progressing with their development and what the next steps will be. This will also determine if they are under or over achieving and what plans will be put in place to help achieve these outcomes. This information is then passed to key carers and parents/carers and an agreed action plan will be put in place with activities and strategies that both parties can work towards.

How do you adapt for a child with extra needs?

The learning environment is inclusive to all children and is adapted where possible for each individual child taking in to account their needs. Activities are planned around each individual child's next steps in development and these will have resources that challenge all children.

How accessible is your service, outside and inside?

The setting is accessible outdoors by a ramp to the play area. Indoors the ground floor is spacious and will allow wheel chair access. There are disabled toilet facilities available.

How do you involve children in outings and trips?

As part of our learning programme we will go on off site visits around our local area. Risk assessments will be made beforehand. All of our children’s needs will be met and every child can be included on these visits.

How do you work with other organisations?

We will be involved in the SEND programme with the local authority which will enable us to become more familiar with the local SEND team. We will work closely with them to support any children with SEND.

How do you support children when they start and leave?

All children that will enrol with us will have settling in sessions for us to gain knowledge about the child and family and also for the child and family to become familiar with us and the setting. During this time the parents will have a discussion with the Key carer with regards to development, routine, dietary requirements and likes and dislikes also what activities they like. When transitioning to school the new setting will be invited in to visit the children where they may feel comfortable and in familiar surroundings. There will also be a transition report that will be sent to school and parents/carers.

How are you/staff trained in extra needs?

Staff in the setting will be trained with the local authority and also be involved in SEND network meetings where they can liaise with other settings and gain knowledge with regards to specific needs.

What is your policy on compliments, complaints, concerns?

Contact Name: Sarah Taylor, Contact Telephone: 0161 425 5445' Contact Email:
Updated: 08/11/2020