St John's Green Playgroup

Come in, have a play, meet the staff and children and get your child familiar and settled ready for when he or she joins us. 




We have intentionally retained the word ‘playgroup’ in our name because we believe wholeheartedly in the central role of play. It is the most powerful and natural way for young children to learn. 

Our mission is to allow children in our care to learn through conversation, exploration, challenge and play.


To fulfil our mission we will;

  • Provide stimulating, thought provoking and motivating environments for all the children
  • Recognise the primary role of the family in the children’s development and to be a welcoming, supportive partner with all parents and carers.
  • Observe and follow the children’s needs and interests, allowing the children the time and space to develop at their own pace.

Families are invited to visit during any session to stay and play. This gives children the chance to become familiar with the playgroup and give you, the parent, the opportunity to see what we do. This is free. Please note you are responsible for your child during these sessions.  

All are welcome.  Just drop in.

Please can we ask that Buggies/pushchairs are taken home with you when dropping your child off at playgroup. This is due to the Health and Safety of the children. Thank you. Along with any bikes or scooters. These are left at your own risk, if they are to get broken we are not to be held responsible. 

Stay and play