The Playgroup

Our latest OFSTED report is in the lobby for you to look through at any time. – Please ask a member of staff if you would like to borrow it. Or look at :

Our operational folder [which contains our policies and procedures] is also available for you to see – also key policies are on our website.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage which carries onto the end of the primary school reception year [age five /six] This initially covers three prime areas: Physical development, Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional development. Then follows four specific area: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world, Expressive Arts and Design.   We discuss subjects children can relate to – such as ‘seasons’/ ‘where we live’ and aim to provide the resources, support children’s play and provide a happy, secure environment.

The statutory requirements for ratios of children to staff are:

2 – 3 years of age: 4:1 adult, and 3 – 4 years of age: from 6:1 – 8:1

We run term time only: 38 weeks a year.