“Children at the playgroup receive exceptional learning experiences from highly skilled staff. The staff have an excellent understanding of how children learn through play (and) provide an inspiring range of interesting activities and inviting resources that children find exciting.”– Judged as Outstanding by OFSTED - December 2014
Welcome to Norwood Green Playgroup
We know that as a parent you know your child far better than anyone else so we strive to build positive relationships with you throughout your child’s time here. We encourage and welcome our families to be involved in their child's journey with us through their pre-school year.
Our playgroup keyworkers are:
The environment plays a very important role in supporting and extending your child’s learning and development, so we are really proud to be able to offer a highly stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environment.
Your child’s learning is based around play that is fun and exciting and our activities are carefully planned in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The main focus are the Prime areas, these are:
- Communication and Language;
- Physical Development; and
- Personal, Social and Emotional.
We also include the Specific areas:
- Understanding the World; and
- Expressive Arts and Design
Click on our Parent’s Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework booklet to find out more information about these areas and how you can support your child’s learning and development at home.
Upon starting at Norwood Green Playgroup, your child will be allocated a key person who will ensure that your child’s learning and care is tailored to their individual needs and that they share any successes or concerns with you.
Most children settle happily into playgroup within a week or two. However, if the staff or you feel that your child needs you with them for a little longer please do not worry about this – it is quite normal.
To apply for a playgroup place, please download our Playgroup Application Form. Fill in all the details and return to the school office the required supporting documents.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child at Norwood Green Playgroup!