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Bishopthorpe Pre-school Playgroup is a small community-based playgroup which was established over 50 years ago.  We are located 3 miles south of York in the leafy village of Bishopthorpe. Surrounded by greenery, we have our own outdoor area including playground and woodland play area. 


We are a registered charity (number 1159473) and are also registered with Ofsted (EY551096). At our last Ofsted inspection in December 2021, we were delighted to achieve the best possible result of 'outstanding in all areas'. You can read the report here.


We welcome up to 24 children to each of our sessions, which are led by a team of caring, dedicated and highly trained staff. The management of our Playgroup is via a committee of parents who are trustees of the charity and who volunteer their time to ensure that the group is properly managed. 


Our staff and committee work closely as a team to ensure that all children and their families are happy and comfortable in the setting.  Further information on what we offer can be found in our prospectus and if you would like to come and look around our setting please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit. 


If you would like to register your child to attend our Playgroup, you can download a registration form here