Christ Church Playgroup
For pre-school children from age 2.
A caring, Christian environment, inclusive to all children from the age of 2yrs –4/5 years. At Christ Church Playgroup we recognising the importance of learning through play, children are given every opportunity to play in a happy and relaxed atmosphere.
We meet in term times, Monday to Friday and offer the below sessions:
Early Morning Start(Limited spaces available) 8.30am-9am
Mornings 9.00 am –12 noon
Afternoons 12:30pm –3pm
All day session 9.00am – 3pm
Children can attend as many sessions as required. We aim to fit the needs of all families where possible.
Current fees and funding information:
Early Morning - £2.50 per session
Mornings - £12.00 per session
Lunch - £2.50 per session
Afternoons - £12.00 per session
All day - £26.50
We accept child care vouchers and all Government funding, please enquire for further information about this.
All fee’s that are payable are invoiced half termly, payment can be made by cash, cheque or online transfer. The invoice outlines the sessions attended and also the duration of the term and amount per session.
If your child attends another setting and you are receiving funding, you can split the funding between the two settings or select which setting you wish to receive the funding. This may create a ‘short-fall’ outstanding amount which you would be invoiced for as stated above.
Both our morning and afternoon sessions include a healthy snack which include, but is not limited too: Bread, bananas, apples, pears, grapes, oranges, raisins, cheese, crackers, tomatoes, breadsticks, humous, cucumber, celery, peppers, fromage frais. The children are also given the choice of Milk or water to drink throughout the day.
We are aware that children can have allergies or medical or cultural reasons why they are unable to have certain foods. We ensure that these needs are met and catered for, if a child has a dairy intolerance we will ensure an alternative is given instead, this also applies to gluten, wheat, nut or seed allergies too.
For children staying for lunch we ask that you provide a cold packed lunch. Unfortunately we are unable to heat any food and unable to store food in the fridge. We recommend you put an ice pack in to keep food cool if need be. We ask that this is a healthy balanced lunch. More information about this can be found on the website below. Milk and water are provided during their sessions too.
If you are interested in entering your child, please get in touch with Vicki West or Charlotte Greenaway on
Phone: 01242 243021 or 07989124492
Further information about Christ Church Pre-School
The Playgroup was formed in January 1979 by members of Christ Church and is regarded by the church as part of its outreach to the community.
Through free play and some adult provided we work hard to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Early Years Foundation Stage is our statutory framework which starts at birth and continues until a child’s end of reception year. We use a document called ‘Development Matters’ to help us determine where your child’s starting points are and track their progress. This is primarily driven by the individual child’s interests, which is used to plan and encourage learning and future development.
The Playgroup is managed by a committee of parent and church representatives, although the Play Leader is in charge of its day-to-day running.
It is a member of Gloucestershire PATA (the Playgroup and Toddler Association) and is registered with the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), who regard the committee as the ‘registered person’ responsible for ensuring that the Early Years Foundation Stage is delivered.
As required by Ofsted, most our staff have Early Years Qualifications at level 3 or above and all staff have enhanced DBS disclosures. In line with the Statutory Framework, (Personal Development) Christ Church Playgroup also expect each member of staff to do a minimum of 3 professional development sessions (workshops etc.) a year, as well as First aid, Manual Handling, Prevent Duty, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding when it is required.
Policies and Procedures in 2 Documents. First the Team and Aims
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