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shotley kidzone

Overview of our organisation and the services we offer

About Us

At Shotley Kidzone we aim to provide a stimulating learning environment that will encourage all children to explore, investigate and learn through first hand experiences.


Kidzone Garden


Shotley Village Playgroup began in 1964. It moved to its present location in 1984. During that time it has developed into a completely new childcare setting.  In November 2004 SHOTLEY KIDZONE opened its new premises next to the school, now offering:

  • Breakfast club
  • Pre-school sessions
  • After school club
  • Holiday club

we are rated OUTSTANDING From OFSTED and continue to improve our services where possible.


We are currently extenting our provision into the school next door in order to offer a wider range of services and offer a more flexible setting,increasing the amount of children that can attend each day. 

The sort of activities we offer

Shotley Kidzone Pre-school aims to:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
  • Add to the life and well-being of its local community
  • Offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity
  • Cover all areas of learning (EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE) throughout all sessions

As a member of Shotley Kidzone Pre-school, your child:

  • Is in a safe and stimulating environment
  • Is given generous care and attention, because of our high ratio of adults to children
  • Has the chance to join with other children and adults to play, work and learn together
  • Is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do
  • Is helped to create habits of listening, sharing and concentration and pride in their achievements
  • Has a personal key Person who makes sure your child makes satisfying progress and keeps records including those within the child’s learning Journey of your child’s progress, these can be viewed at anytime
  • Is in a pre-school which sees you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop
  • Is in a pre-school in which parents help to shape the service it offers

Breakfast & After School Clubs

 The excellent range of stimulating activities promotes learning and development, encourages children to socialise and helps them to discover and extend their interests. Activities include arts, crafts, sports, games, cookery and the opportunity to read or relax. A quiet area is also provided for any child wishing to complete homework with the support of the staff if needed.

In addition, Shotley Kidzone offers parents the opportunity to take up employment or enrol in training, in the secure knowledge that their children will be happily occupied at the start or end of the school day. The club is open to all children attending the setting until the child leaves the primary school at 11years old.

BREAKFAST CLUB Term time only ,  2  – 11 years old

7.45am – 8.45 am

We serve a satisfying breakfast of cereal, toast, milk and juice. The children can play and participate in activities until school starts at 8.45am; a member of staff will then escort the children to the school or continue onto the Pre School session.

AFTER SCHOOL  CLUB Term time only, up to 11 years old

 After school the children are collected from the school by a member of staff.

The children are free to choose and participate in the activities they enjoy, under supervision of the staff.

 The children have a quiet time to enjoy a drink and a healthy snack.

After their snack, play continues until the child is collected by the Parent/Carer up to 4.30pm.

For the children who are booked into the later session, a cooked meal is provided including a dessert.

Whenever the weather allows the children can enjoy the Shotley Kidzone garden and also the grounds of the school.

Holiday Club

Our Holiday club is currently Running Easter and Summer holidays 8am – 6pm ( may extend .. watch this space for updates)

The costs for the  Holiday club are:  £15.00 for 8am-1pm (including a lunch session) or £25.00 8am – 6pm (including a cooked meal).

Our holiday club provides welcome activities both indoors and outdoors for children aged 2-11years and we ensure that all activites provide stimulation and encourage learning.
In Summer 2013 the folowing was offered: 
  • Clay crafts
  • I.C.T
  • Walks within the community – beach/church
  • Use of the school field
  • Local football coach sessions
  • musical activities
  • street dance sessions
  • WII competitions
  • Prize BINGO!!

any much much more …………………

main road, shotley, ipswich, suffolk

shotley kidzone

main road, shotley, ipswich, suffolk