About Nile Grove Playgroup

Nile Grove Community Playgroup opened in January 1984 and is organised as a community playgroup run by the  manager alongside the parent committee. The playgroup receives no state funding and relies on the participation of parents in fundraising. Equipment, rent and salaries are paid from the fees and money raised from fundraising activities.

Children can enjoy playing with our huge variety of toys including dressing up, water and sand, puzzles, construction, kitchen corner and much more. We provide many other activities including arts and crafts, singing and dancing, story time and panda time. The selection of toys are changed daily and the activities all fit in with our termly themes. There are daily opportunities for fresh air and exercise in our secure garden, which has artificial grass allowing use in all weathers! We offer delicious healthy mid morning snacks which are sometimes baked by the children themselves. Playgroup is a nut free zone.

At Nile Grove Playgroup we provide a happy, safe, caring and fun place where children feel comfortable and confident to take the first steps towards independence. We understand that it may be the first time that your child has been cared for by someone other than a member of the family so we work closely in partnership with parents to meet each individual child’s needs. We provide a nurturing environment where children are supported in learning to play and share with each other and take part in group activities, developing their social skills.

At playgroup we have high expectations of behaviour. We use positive praise, distraction, talking about the situation and clear boundaries to help children respect each other and the play equipment and participate in activities in a positive manner.

Playgroup hours are 9.15 am – 11.45 am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time. All the equipment has to be set out at the beginning of each session and tidied away at the end. This is done in an organised way to enable the play leaders to have all the equipment, toys and books ready for the children each morning.