Covid-19 update

During the lockdown, we stayed open for children of keyworkers and were delighted to be able to support our parents this way.

We reopened for all children on June 8th, dividing into two bubbles and implementing new routines to reduce the risk of transmission. We learnt and improved our ways of working and are now confident in our approach to this.

We will be opening as usual after the summer holidays, with all children in one bubble. This means we can offer our usual timetable and rooms, with our preschool room running some mornings subject to demand. Our outside play equipment will be back in use, and we will be continuing with our new hand washing routines!

Thank you so much to all our parents who have continued to support us over the past few months. We can’t wait to see all the children again in September!

If lockdown happens again, we are now much better prepared to face the challenges ahead of us!

Fundraising during lockdown

We would like to say a massive thank you to two of our families who voluntarily raised money for us during lockdown. We would normally have had our Easter egg hunt and Summer BBQ fundraising events, but both of these had to be cancelled.

Firstly, just a week into lockdown and on the morning of what should have been our Easter egg hunt event, one of our parents Sally raised over £400 for us, with a live online child-friendly Easter-themed yoga session! Many of our children joined in and really enjoyed it. Thank you so much Sally for doing this.

Then, in July, one of our children Charlotta raised an incredible £1,133 for us, completing a 14 mile round trip sponsored bike ride into Cambridge and back. What an incredible achievement and thank you so much to Charlotta and her family for arranging this.

Also, the Comberton Friendship club very kindly donated their proceeds raised from a charity coffee morning they held before lockdown in January. 

We really appreciate the generosity of our families and supporters so much, in these difficult times. All money raised will go towards improving the playgroup facilities and provision.

50th Anniversary pirate ship

We were delighted to commemorate our 50th anniversary with the arrival of a new pirate ship in our playground! This beautiful structure was created by Duncan at Artisan Structures, and has includes an engraved commemorative plaque.

COEL support our washroom refurbishment

As part of their community outreach initiative, Cambridge design and fit out company, COEL carried out works on the refurbishment of the washroom facilities at Comberton Playgroup, during the Easter break. Having first opened our doors in 1969, in the old village school buildings, the Playgroup is this year celebrating our 50th Anniversary and have been rallying for support as we look to improve our facilities. First on the list of improvements is vital work to the washroom facilities in order to make the space fully insulated, more energy efficient and a more pleasant space. A new suspended and fully insulated ceiling will be installed across the WC block, secondary glazing will be installed and new heating fitted. This will be the start of a series of planned works at our childcare facility, for which we are currently fundraising. Read More