grown-up stuff

Tracey and Sue run the playgroup with some other nice ladies and they are very kind so I have let them have this page to tell you some important stuff that my mummy needed to know about the playgroup.

Our Aims

At St. Philip and St. James Playgroup we believe that in a happy and secure environment young children learn how to socialise and co-operate with others.

We encourage their development by following the Early Years Foundation Stage with a big emphasis on learning through play and developing their social skills.

Activities will be provided so that children are stimulated and challenged but at the same time having lots of fun.

They will be encouraged to be confident within the playgroup not only as an individual but also with their peers.

We aim to provide equal opportunities for all children and families within our setting and will follow the Children’s Safeguarding Procedure at all times. A full list of all our policies and procedures can be found on our parent table and we advise every parent to read our policies. A copy is available to read through at home.

Nursery Education Grant

All children in our setting can claim the Nursery Education Grant. Parents can claim up to five free sessions a week the term after their child’s third birthday. Two sessions may be claimed in one day if you would like your child to stay for a full day.


Our OFSTED number is EY346347. We were last inspected in April 2015, rated as oustanding and here are a few comments from that report:

"Feedback from the parents is very positive. They comment on the lovely setting and wonderful staff, who support the children in becoming happy, confident and ready for school"

"The atmosphere at this playgroup is one of harmony and industry"

"Children are well behaved, polite, kind and respectful to one another"

A full copy of this inspection is now available to view on-line through the OFSTED website.

Information Pack

For more information please feel free to download our welcome pack by clicking on the link below:

Welcome Pack