Our aims and Ofsted

Founded in 1978 we provide spacious, cheerful accommodation with a large safe outside play area and a large car park.

Our experienced and fully qualified practitioners ensure that a wide and exciting range of activities are made available to the children in order to stimulate, whilst being carefully planned to comply with the requirements of the National Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage.

Children are admitted to Playgroup on a non-discriminatory basis and we seek to promote equal opportunities for all.  

We acknowledge and value each child’s individual needs.

We realise that parents and carers are the childs first contact for development.


The principles which guide our work are grouped into four themes:


A Unique Child - Development, inclusion, safety, health, well being.

Positive Relationships - respect, partnership with parents/carers, supporting learning, role of the key person.

Enabling Environments - observation, assessment, planning, support for every child, the learning environment, transitions, continuity, multi agency working.

Learning and Development - children develop and learn in different ways and rates, all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

                                                             1) Personal, social and emotional development

                                                             2) Communication, language

                                                             3)  Literacy development

                                                             4)  Understanding the world

                                                             5) Physical development

                                                             6) Expressive arts and design

                                                             7) Mathematics


                                                            Our Playgroup was last inspected by OFSTED on    

                                                            27/09/18 and received a rating of GOOD.

                                                           For a full report visit www.ofsted.gov.URN 113717.                        

                                                           Our Registered Charity No. is 1036707.


                           All profits, if any, are invested back into the Playgroup.                

                   We are registered with OFSTED Early Years and are inspected by a Day Care

                  Inspector from the Department.      

                   We are registered to accept the WSCC Nursery Education Grant,'Free

                   Entitlement', which covers the cost of up to 15 hours a week for children who    

                   are eligible. 30 hours for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds. Please look on      

                   the government website to see what you and your child will be entitled to. We

                   are registered for tax free childcare and tax childcare vouchers too.


Reg. Charity No. 1036707

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