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About Us

The Saplings is situated in Martlesham Heath, Ipswich. Formerly St Michael's Pre-School registered as a playgroup in 1993, The Saplings moved into our own spacious premises in July 2011. This has enabled us to offer a range of children's clubs alongside our Pre-School Play Sessions: Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club.

The Saplings has a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff.  As we are a registered charity, we do rely on donations and fundraising. The Saplings also has a dedicated voluntary committee of Parents and a Board of Trustees who provide support to the staff, provide feedback and co-ordinate fundraising.

We are regularly inspected by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) to assess the quality of the Pre-School's provision. A copy of the latest report is available on the Ofsted website

Our policies and a copy of The Saplings prospectus are also available to view please follow the Policies and Prospectus tabs on this website. The Saplings welcomes fathers, mothers, other relations and carers including child-minders and nannies; people from all cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups and people of all abilities.

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Mission Statement

At The Saplings Pre-School we believe that each individual child should have the opportunity to develop in a safe, inspiring, fun and friendly environment. We aim to provide a happy, warm and supporting environment where children can grow in confidence and independence and learn through play. We appreciate that each child is unique with varying aptitudes and interests and we seek to engage with every child. We aim to provide for parents / carers an affordable, high-quality provision where they can communicate with staff and be assured that their child is safe and well-cared for.