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Our Aims


  • Provide an inclusive setting with an accredited Special Educational Needs member of staff.

  • Enhance the development and education of pre-school children in a parent-involved community-based group.

  • Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment using both indoor and outdoor areas.

  • Initiate independent learning and aid the development of life skills.

  • Work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.

  • Foster tolerance and respect for others in our diverse and multi-cultural society.

  • Through age-appropriate discussion and fun activities, we aim to help children make positive decisions to help create a more environmentally sustainable world and have been awarded the internationally recognised eco school green flag award.


What We Offer


  • A visit to your home visit to meet you and your child before starting playgroup if you would like one.

  • Personal care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children during each session.

  • The support of an individual key person and key person buddy for every child.

  • Opportunities for children to play, learn and grow together in a caring, child focused environment.

  • Forest school sessions near the setting with a level 3 Forest School Leader.

  • A close partnership with Bishopthorpe Infant School and local childminders to enable a smooth transition between settings.

  • Freedom to access a large playground and enclosed woodland area.

  • Regular trips and outings in the local area and beyond. We have enjoyed days out at William's Den, Beetle Bank Farm and The Castle Museum.

  • Regular visits from outside groups such as White Rose Football, Sam's Safari, Let's Dance and many more.

  • Access to the EYFS framework, including targeted support for children by trained staff delivering the ‘Early Talk Boost’ language programme.


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