The Best Start
At St Richard’s Playgroup, nothing is more important to us than your child. Our goal is to ensure that your child is happy, confident and ready for the future, by caring and supporting your whole family.
FREE places available! We offer completely free places for up to 30 hours, subject to certain criteria, and take children from 2 years old.
St Richard’s Playgroup is run by a professional and committed team of staff who truly value the unique skills that every person brings.
We pride ourselves on our strong principles of caring, relationships and community which guide everything we do.
We are driven by our goal of happy and confident children who are ready for the next stage in their lives. We believe that this happens best when we spend time getting to know you and working closely with you.
This goal means also means that our staff continually look at areas in which their knowledge and skills can be even better through regular training.
We have a Good Ofsted rating with many strengths:
“Children make good progress, develop a love of books, play well together and share ideas.”
How We Work
At St Richard's Playgroup, we have a wide range of ways to help give your child the best start in life.
We've grouped all of our varying activities into five main areas - Social, Learning, Communication, Physical and Working with others. In this way we can ensure your child has the best start in life.
We love welcoming new children and families to St Richard’s Playgroup - it’s what gets us out of bed in the mornings. Currently, our sessions run Monday to Friday term time only as follows:
Half days 9 am - 12 pm, 12 pm - 3 pm, or full days 9 am - 3 pm.
Getting in Touch
If you’d like to find out more, or to apply for your child to attend our Playgroup, please contact us by calling:
Please send the completed application form to:
St Richard’s Playgroup
St Richard’s Church Centre
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St Richard’s Church Centre is situated to the left at the end of the Forge Lane. Our space includes a large hall, four toilets, and a large, partially covered outdoor play area in which the children can use gardening tools and play equipment.
We liaise with the local nursery which enables us to extend children’s care by collecting the children from nursery and keeping them with us for lunch and the afternoon session if that is something that would benefit you.
Since 2018, St Richard’s Playgroup has been a Registered Charity (Number 1178927), which means all profits are invested right back into the Playgroup. We’re run by a Management Committee who act as the Charity Trustees. If you’d like to get involved in the management of Playgroup, do speak to us to find out more!