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Hello and welcome to Woodlands Playgroup! 

Our Playgroup is for many, the first step of your child's journey into Education and as such we recognise the importance of getting it just right. We strive to offer a nurturing environment where your child will feel safe and secure whilst also feeling excited to play and learn.  Our team of highly qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners recognize the importance of working together with parents and carers in order to achieve the very best for your child. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, based on the Early Years Framework. Using this framework, we carefully plan  activities which are appropriate to each child's needs, whilst providing  an environment which is stimulating and exciting  for all the children. 

Take a virtual tour around the Nursery/Playgroup classroom!

Our Team:
Each child has a designated key worker who works with families to ensure that we manage each stage of transition in a careful, sensitive way. 


Mrs Rendall. 

Playgroup Leader/Keyworker




Ms Tez. Nursery Teacher

Mrs Bream. Playgroup Deputy/Keyworker

Mrs Smith. Playgroup Assistant.

Miss Keeble. Playgroup Assistant. 

 Our key workers are an important link between home and school and help each child to feel safe and secure. They are responsible for their children's Learning Journals, carrying out frequent observations to ensure that our planning is relevant to each child's individual next steps.

Most of the Playgroup team also work in the morning Nursery, which makes for a smooth and happy transition when the time comes for your child to move onto the morning. Every member of staff has regular child protection training and also holds a current paediatric first aid qualification. 

Session Hours: The Playgroup is open every day from 12pm until 3pm. Children can attend from the age of two years nine months and every child receives fifteen hours per week of free education from the term after they turn three. Families with children under the age of three who are on low incomes, may be eligible for funding. 

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to apply for funding. 

For those under three who are not eligible for funding the fees are ten pounds per session.


At Woodlands Playgroup we are committed to to working together with our families to provide equal opportunities for each child, whatever their needs and abilities.

We work within the framework of DCSF code of practice for children with SEND, ensuring that identification and provision for children with SEND is undertaken as quickly as possible.

Please click here to read our Local Offer which outlines the provision specific to Woodlands Playgroup. Visits to our setting are welcome. Please make an appointment via the school office.

For further support on how to apply for a playgroup place, refer to the admissions page.

Click here for our Playgroup Brochure

Click here for our Playgroup Welcome Letter.

Playgroup Newsletter:

 Playgroup Newsletter Spring 2022 - Click to access

     Playgroup Newsletter Summer 2022 - Click to access


Woodlands Playgroup was Ofsted inspected on 4th February 2022 

The inspectors judgement was "Good" in all areas.