Castle Keep Pre - School Ltd

Service has SEND provision
Offer 30 hours
funded places
2 year old
funded places
3 and 4 year old
funded places
Tax free
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Castle Keep Pre-school was formed in September 1994 as a trading arm of Allesley Park Community Centre and we take pride in being part of our community, taking part in local events and working with local groups.

Our aim is to provide your child with an enjoyable, stimulating time and to teach them a variety of social graces to help them on their next big adventures.

Parents are considered to be partners in their children's development and are encouraged to contribute to their children's records and speak to staff on a regular basis.  Parents evenings are held and a end of year report is produced for each child as well as staff being available at the beginning and end of sessions or by appointment.

Our setting consists of different activities each day and we have a wide and varied programme over the week.  Whenever possible activities are linked to our current topic, details of which will be displayed on our notice board and through newsletters.  The topics are changed each term.  Whether your child attends five sessions or two sessions per week, each day will be different.  We work to achieving the current Early Learning Goals as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance as well as within the Every Child Matters framework.  We are subject to regular Ofsted inspections and visits from Coventry City Council Early Years and Childcare Service.    

Our aims are for your child are:

* To provide each child with a warm and loving environment where they feel a sense of belonging and can learn to be strong and independent.

* To provide a sound beginning to school life from the age of two years.  Your child will be encouraged to start looking at numbers, colours, shapes and the world about us in a variety of ways.

* To provide a stimulating environment within which your child will learn how to use a pencil, how to look at a book and using lots of different textures and materials, will begin to experience craft, art cookery and music.

* To provide each child with a warm and loving environment where they feel a sense of belonging and can learn to be strong and independent.

 * To ensure that no child will be disadvantaged or excluded.

 We will offer your child:

 * Especially tailored curriculum leading to approved Early Learning Goals.

 * Individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children.

 * Fun and friendships with children and adults.

* Opportunities for you and your family to be involved in activities of the group and in your child’s own progress.

We achieved our Coventry Healthy Early Years Setting Award in 2011 meaning that our children are given healthy snacks and have access to a water dispenser at all times.

We were honoured to be one of only 10 pilot settings within Coventry selected for the Achieving Early programme run by the charity Achievement for All.

All staff attend continual training to ensure their knowledge and qualifications are up to date, All staff hold NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development or are working towards this qualification.  Also current First Aid certificates, have up to date Child Protection training and all staff also hold Food Hygiene certificates.

We are a bit of a tardis, and looks from outside can be deceptive as we stretch back behind the other community buildings to a light and airy extension providing direct access onto the garden. Our garden comprises of a soft fall play area and a garden with raised beds, a bird hide, bike area and digging pit.  We also have a large greenhouse where the children can plant and grow all year round.  On the community garden we have access to the ducks, rabbits, Hogs Rest Hedgehog sanctuary and doves 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Pam Halligan
Contact Position
024 7671 3248 024 7671 3248
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Where to go

Castle Keep Pre-school Ltd
Allesley Park Community Centre
199 Winsford Avenue
Allesley Park


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We are based in Allesley Park Community Centre.  If you drive to the top of Winsford Avenue the centre is next to the 8a bus terminal, Castle Keep is a self contained building across the back of the central courtyard with parking in both the front and back car parks.


£13.80  Per session
£27.60  Per day
£2.15  Before school
Accept childcare vouchers No charge for lunches, children staying all day to bring packed lunches. Breakfast Club - £1.90 and £1.50 food charge 2 year old funding and 30 hours funding accepted


Has wheelchair access
Other notes

Our children attend Castle Keep from across Coventry and Warwickshire, we do however feed children mainly into the following schools with which we have good transitional arrangements; Allesley Hall Primary, St Johns CofE Primary, Whoberley Hall Primary, St Christophers Primary and Allesley Primary.  If children are attending other schools we send invitations to the schools to visit the child within our setting and we will work with them if additional support is required.

We have extensive experience of children with additional needs including, ASD, Downs Syndrome, Speech Delay as well as physical impairments.  We use Makaton as part of our daily routine and staff have completed Autism training.  We will meet with parents one to one to try to meet the needs of your child along with Special Educational Needs advisors.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Setting is wheelchair accessible ,including outdoor space and we have disabled toilets.
All childcare providers are expected under the Equality Act 2010 to make 'reasonable adjustments' to meet the needs of disabled children. The Early Years Foundation Stage also states that "Providers must have and implement a policy and procedure to promote equality of opportunity for children in their care, including support for children with special educational needs or disabilities".

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancies available

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08.30 15:00
Tuesday 08.30 15:00
Wednesday 08.30 15:00
Thursday 08.30 15:00
Friday 08.30 15:00
Rabbits, Ducks

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection outcome
Inspection outcome
22/06/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer


We have experience with children who have additional needs including ASD, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy as well as other conditions.  We work closely with other services including Speech and Language, our Area SenCo, Educational Psychology, Portage, CIASS etc who are welcome to visit the child within our setting and liaise with staff and parents.

Staff are trained in the use of Makaton and recognising and supporting children with Autism.

This childcare provider has indicated that they offer or have experience caring for children with specific needs – please contact the provider direct for details. 

Contact Name
Pam Halligan
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