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First Step Playgroup

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

First Step playgroup is situated in the heart of the Heston Community and is a family style multi-cultural setting that welcomes all families. We are open from 8.45am to 3.15pm and offer a range of hours to suit parents and carers.

First Step follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and particularly concentrates on children's social development enabling them  to make friends, be independent as well as sharing and taking turns. We also have a language professional to support children's language skills which will enable them to be confident readers and writers in the future.

The setting also has Forest School which allows children to explore and investigate the natural world around them as we use the local park and this allows children to gain skills to make them happy and confident learners. As we are based in the centre of Heston we take the children to the local shops and practice our road safety as well as buying fruit, milk and stamps in the local shops.

We have an Early Years Professional to support our practice and to ensure that the children are achieving their potential through enjoyable experiences and supportive adults. We aim to support all families.

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Sandeep Kaur

We have many years of experience working with children and their families and especially children who have

  • autism
  • social communication difficulties
  • behavioural difficulties
  • speech and language difficulties.

In addition we offer small groups to support language development such as communication and helping children to manage their emotions through a programme called (PALS) playing and learning to socialise.

The playgroup uses visual pictures to support children with routines and we use Makaton signing to support all children's language development. Our support workers are able to offer special time activities to encourage eye contact and bucket time to support listening and attention and structured play activities to support play skills.


We have staff who are trained in

  • Makaton
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • All staff use Makaton to support children's language development.
  • Listening and attention and Structured play

The setting is continuously accessing training to support all the children in the setting as we have a real commitment to being inclusive.

The playgroup is in a large hall all on one level enabling access to outdoor play as well as the local park and shops.

Their is a disabled toilet at the back of the hall, however there is no separate changing room available, children are changed at the back of the hall behind screens.


Contact Details

Contact Name
Yasmin Mohamed
07721 033371
020 8577 6639
Name of venue
Heston Village Hall
New Heston Road

Transport links

There are two busses that are close to the Playgroup; the 111 and 120.
The nearest tube station is Hounslow West
The nearest overground is Hounslow The nearest overground is Hounslow

Ofsted Registration

Inspection Outcome
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
17/04/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Registration details and inspection reports for this provider can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Has vacancies

We have spaces available for two and three  and four years old, morning and afternoon sessions.

Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 08:45 15.15
Monday to Friday AM 08:45 11:45
Monday to Friday PM 12:15 15:15
Short Notice
Term Time Contracts
Further details

We are open Monday to Friday, you can choose all day, mornings or afternoons sessions. Term time only. 

AmountCost Type
£17 Per Session
£38 Per Day
Free Places for 2 year olds
Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours)
Free Places for 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours)
Tax Free childcare payments
Childcare voucher payments
Age Range
From 2 to 5
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View First Step Playgroup contact details.