About Us ....

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We take pride in providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for our children, with the opportunity to play both in and outdoors.  We promote free play for our children – play is children’s work!  In play, children develop problem solving skills, expand and refine their language as they talk and listen to others, they learn about people, try different roles and adjust to working together.

Our main objectives are:
  • To develop language skills through story telling and discussing activities.

  • To promote independence.

  • To encourage good social skills, emphasise sharing and concern for others, politeness and  good manners.

  • To enjoy a range of physical activities appropriate to the stage of development.

  • Music appreciation: encouraging the use of musical instruments and singing.

  • To achieve an interest in science  through activities such as water and sand play and the study of nature.

  • To develop pre-reading and writing skills, along with number and letter recognition and to develop a good relationship with the Reception class teacher at the Thomas Bullock Primary School, Shipdham.

We accept children from 2 years to compulsory school age.  Your child does not need to be toilet trained to attend the setting, and we can offer advice and support when you choose to begin toilet training, or continue any routine you have already implemented.

There is no uniform policy at our setting, but playgroup sweatshirts and T-shirts are available to purchase.  We ask that your child attends the pre-school in clothes marked clearly with their name.  Wellies and slippers are also recommended for the winter months.


The pre- School is registered with OFSTED who make regular inspections

in accordance with the Childrens Act 1989 (section 76).  Click on the

logo right to view the report from our latest Ofsted inspection, for which

We received Good


The cost of individual sessions in our setting is £12.00​​​ for over 2years and over. All fees are payable by the end of each month. Please check for special offers, which we are occasionally able to provide.  

Your child will be eligible for government funding of 15 hours per week, a maximum of 9 per day, at the beginning of the first term after they reach the age of 3. We also except children who are entitled to 30 hours funding. We can register if we are not already for those children funded via childcare vouchers offered by some companies as part of their benefit schemes.


We are also providers of government funded care for 2 year olds. If you believe you may be eligible please  check the link here and contact playgroup staff .

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries you have with regard to the fee structure or clothing preferences.