We are very proud that we were rated as ‘Good’ in our last Ofsted inspection in February 2016. But that doesn’t stop us striving to achieve ‘outstanding’ in our next inspection.
The Ofsted report says:
- Children are happy and content. A good settling-in procedure helps children to form secure attachments with staff. Children’s behaviour is consistently good. Staff are good role models who give children clear, positive instructions.
- Children play in a versatile and child-friendly environment which is adapted to meet their needs. Resources are well organised and provide a stimulating place to learn.
- Children make good progress in their learning and development
- Children are developing good communication and language skills. They are expressive and use their language skills well.
Funding and fees
Please contact us to find out more information about our fees.
In certain circumstances you may be eligible for government funding to enable your two year old child to have free sessions at our playgroup. This will be based on certain eligibility criteria, including being in receipt of certain benefits. For more information please contact the Childcare Improvement Service on 01629 539319.
Three and four year old children are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare, starting from the term following their third birthday.
There is a non-refundable £25 Registration Fee for all new starters – this secures your child’s place at Playgroup and covers administration costs. The Registration Fee for children who are using only their funded hours will be refunded in full within two weeks of children starting. Download the Registration Form.
Our Playgroup is a registered charity and is run by a Management Committee made up of parent volunteers. The Committee consists of a Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Officer and Committee Member. If you wish to contact any member of the Committee please visit our Contact us page.
We are very keen to involve parents in the running of the Playgroup. Parents are very welcome to attend our quarterly meetings, and we love to hear your feedback and ideas. If you are interested in becoming involved in the committee please let us know.