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Please note:







No mobile phones are allowed inside the playgroup in line with our child protection and mobile phone policies, now that most phones have cameras. Thank you.

Margaret Lloyd Playgroup offers places to children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old at our purpose built playgroup on Washington Avenue in Grove Hill.


The playgroup has been on this site for 29 years and boasts fantastic facilities for the under fives, We have a proper roadway  within the garden area which encourages road safety whilst the children are exploring the outdoor area with friends. We also have  slides and climbing frames to further their physical play skills. Our indoor space has a separate ball pond room for energetic play times alongside the usual paints, puzzles, role play and various other table top toys and games.


At our last Ofsted inspection we were judged as good across all areas of the group.


All children are welcome to join our group as long as they are of age to do so. We have a purpose built changing area which offers privacy for children that are still in nappies. Any child requiring this will be changed by senior staff only, as long as you have given permission on your registration form.


ALL staff and Trustees are  experienced and well trained. Most have worked/ volunteered at the playgroup for many years.


We offer a "pathfinder" scheme which offers families the opportunity to take up flexible sessions instead of the traditional five mornings. Children are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare in the term after their 3rd birthday, this can be taken flexibly. For example you could choose to take two whole days and a morning. Any other sessions required are charged at £6.00 per session. Our younger children (2 year olds) access the afternoon sessions with a ratio of 1 adult per 4 children. The fees for this session are also  £6.00. Some two year olds can access free funding depending on their circumstances. See Helen or Jackie for more details. If you prefer you can phone the group on 01442 217859  between 9 and 3 weekdays