Sessions and Fees

Tiny Tots 0 - 3 years

(Village Hall, Main Street)

Mondays & Fridays: 10.00am to 11.30am

Tiny Tots is a drop in session for parents/carers to stay and play with their 0-3 year olds.  It is held in Bishopthorpe Village hall and is run by fully trained, professional, staff from Bishopthorpe Playgroup, We offer a wide variety of age-appropriate toys and activities to encourage children with their development, and to promote essential social interaction.

We offer tea and coffee for the adults, a communal snack time for the children, and a singing circle at the end for everyone!

Costs are: £5 for children 12 months and over, £3 for children under 1 year and £1.50 for each additional child over 1 year. 
For more information about our Tiny Tots sessions, please email Carol at:


Mainstream Playgroup

3 – 5 years (The Pavilion)



Mondays:        9.00am to *12.00pm  &  12.00pm to 3.00pm


Tuesdays:        9.00am to *12.00pm  &  12.00pm to 3.00pm


Wednesdays:  9.00am to *12.00pm  &  12.00pm to 3.00pm                  

Thursdays:      9.00am to *12.00pm  &  12.00pm to 3.00pm     


Fridays:            9.00am to *12.00pm  &  12.00pm to 3.00pm

*Morning Sessions can be extended to 12.30pm to include lunch club.





We can offer places for up to 24 children in each of our mainstream sessions. The children follow a play-based learning environment and we also liaise closely with the Bishopthorpe Infant School to ensure a smooth transition between Playgroup and school.


Session Costs:

9.00am to 12.00pm  -  £13.80

9.00am to 12.30pm  -  £16.10  (includes lunch club 12.00 to 12.30)
pm to 3.00pm  -  £13.80

9.00am to 3.00pm    -  £27.60

City of York Council provides free education places for all 3 and 4 year olds. From September 2016 we can offer up to 30 hours funding per week*  as part of a government trial to help working parents.  Any childcare hours used over and above the 30 hours entitlement are chargeable.

*Term time only.



“My child absolutely loves it at Playgroup. I think the trips he has been able to go on are excellent and it is great staff are able to spend time organising these.


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