Avenue Playgroup has facilities for pre-school children aged two-and-a-half up to five years.
Our fees at this time are £16.50 per morning. (The Government funds places for all 3- and 4-year-olds, the term after their 3rd birthday.) There is also government funding for some 2 year olds, dependant on parental financial situation: please call in for further details. We are also part of the Government tax free childcare scheme and extended hours funding for 3 & 4 year olds with working parents.
Our hours are 9.15am to 12.15pm, every week-day morning during term time. We operate a Key Worker system and have many qualified staff as well as volunteers, all of whom have been DBS checked.
On a typical day we will have child-led free play involving many different age-appropriate toys, computer sessions, milk circle time, action songs and singing, Bible stories, physical play, and outside play. Throughout the year we also have many trips out to local parks and schools, and other places such as Tropical Wings. Snacks are provided throughout each morning, and we have separate children friendly toilets. We strongly believe in learning through play, and we do our best to ensure that our children are happy and enjoy their time with us.
We also have a coffee morning every Thursday morning for playgroup parents from 9.15-12.00. As well as a coffee and chat, we are currently looking at different aspects of life from mental well-being to managing a budget through the Kickstart programme. Parents come and go throughout the session