Pre-school playgroups offer childcare and free early education for two to five year-olds.
- Sessions are term-time only, in the morning and/or afternoon.
- Some open longer and a few offer full day care.
A pre-school playgroup might be for you if:
- You’d like your child to mix with other children.
- Your child would like to play with a range of toys.
- Your hours fit around opening and closing times.
- There is always someone qualified to look after your child.
Ofsted regularly inspects all pre-school playgroups, to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.
- Every pre-school playgroup has a Unique Reference Number (URN).
- Go to the Ofsted website and enter the URN to search for their report.