In our second building, located directly opposite the Nursery is our Playgroup. We run 39 weeks of the year and operate during term time only. Our opening times for each daily session are 9.00am until 3.00pm, this includes outdoor play in our lovely garden. At 12.00pm we sit and have our lunches. Children are asked to bring in their own packed lunches and we promote a healthy eating ethos, making sure everyone is aware of any allergies. After lunch we have quiet time which is spent either looking at books, listening to stories or engaging in small group discussions using books as a guide.
Playgroup is for 3-5 year olds wanting to use their free 15/30 hours entitlement from the Government. We use the EYFS, observing the children, planning for the individual needs and progressing them through the EYFS thus enabling them to be prepared for when they go to school. We are a small and friendly group and our daily intake is limited to 16 children. There are three qualified members of staff and we operate a key person system. The normal ratio for this age group 1-8, but we are lucky to have a third member of staff helping us.
Our daily routine consists of free play time, registration, and circle time, daily craft activities, sand and water play and a structured key person time. We also provide a snack with milk or water during the morning session. Should you require all year round care, please see the Day Nursery information