Our Purpose, Structure, Aims & Objectives

We are a friendly, local Pre-school established for more than twenty years. Our Staff are fully qualified and experienced and have knowledge & experience relating to Special Educational Needs.

We have our own premises situated in a lovely area within Swinderby village school grounds. This affords us good links with the school and added security benefits. We have our own enclosed garden with a covered area which we can use all year round.

We offer sessional care for children aged between 2 years of age & 5 years of age.
We open daily during term times between 9.05am and 12.05pm. Afternoon sessions are run between 12.05pm and 3.05pm depending on levels of demand.

Playgroup aims to be inclusive and to ensure that all children have the opportunity to experience everything that we have to offer. We will never force a child to do anything and their learning will always move on at a pace which suits the individual, not the group as a whole.

All children are different and should be nurtured not pressured.

We work closely with Swinderby C of E Primary School, surrounding village schools which children from our playgroup may go on to attend, and with other settings. We also liase with relevant professional bodies, for example, speech therapists & physiotherapists, and we continually endeavour to improve these links.

Swinderby Pre-School Playgroup is a member of the Pre School Learning Alliance (PLA). We are registered with and inspected by OFSTED on a three yearly basis. Our most recent inspection in March 2012 was highly successful and we received a very good report relating to all aspects of Playgroup, with fifteen areas out of a total of seventeen rated outstanding.

Swinderby Pre School Playgroup aims to:

  • Help develop independence through play.
  • Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age in a safe and stimulating environment.
  • Provide the opportunity for every child to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually.
  • Treat each child as an individual.
  • Encourage the development of personal/social skills, language and literacy, numeracy, physical, and creative skills through play.
  • Increase each child’s knowledge and understanding of their world.
  • Encourage the child’s imagination through role play.
  • Ensure close links between Playgroup and parents/carers and School are maintained.
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
  • Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity
  • Add to the life of and well being of the community