About our Playgroup

We offer a welcoming, friendly and creative environment for your child to learn and thrive.  We have a large open space which gives children access to a range of resources, and we encourage them to choose based on their own interests. Here at Ambergate we love messy play and know that children can learn so much from playing with sand, water, paint, playdough and mud.


We have an ‘all weather’ outdoor area so children can freely flow outside with their friends for fresh air and creative play. Our children love our outdoor area, with its mud kitchen, pots and pans, crates and tarpaulins for creating their own dens.

We are very lucky to be based close to Shining Cliff Woods, and we make the most of this. We have regular trips to the woods to explore, build, make mud slides and have adventures. We do this in all weathers – as long as the children have wellies and waterproofs then nothing will stop us!

We work closely with Ambergate Primary School and have regular trips, giving children a chance to share a session with the Reception children, which makes transition to Primary School much smoother.

Throughout the year we have other trips – the children love going on the bus or the train to explore our local area.woods

We work within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and we record our children’s development and achievements using electronic tablets and a system called Tapestry, which allows you to see photos and video clips of your child’s activities, and allows you to add information that supports your child’s learning record. For more information see our Parent area page.

You can download our Prospectus, for further information about our Playgroup.