Starting Playgroup

PLAY GROUP TIMES

Comberton Playgroup currently only operates during term-time.

Early Risers 8 AM– 9 AM

Morning Session 9 AM – 12 Noon

Lunch Time 12 Noon – 1 PM

Afternoon Session 1p.m. – 4p.m.

The First Days

A child who is tense or unhappy will not be able to play or learn properly, so it is important for parents and playgroup staff to work together to help the child to feel confident and secure in the group.

This takes longer for some children than for others and parents should not feel worried if their child takes a while to settle.

Children are provided with milk or water and a fruit and savoury biscuit snack before they go out to play.

WHAT TO WEAR

In order to feel free to explore and experiment with all kinds of materials including messy ones, it is best to send children dressed in clothes, which are easily washable or not too new.

It is good for children to practice the skills which will make them independent.

Simple clothing which they can handle themselves will enable them to go to the toilet when they want to and to put on, and take off, their outdoor clothes without being too dependant on other peoples help.

Collecting your child from playgroup

Parents/Carers are asked to sign a child collection book in the corridor giving details of any other adult who will be collecting their child. If an occasion arises and your child needs to be collected by someone that you haven’t given details of in the collection book then you must telephone the playgroup and speak to your child’s room leader.

This book must also be signed by the collecting adult and the time of departure logged.

If your child is to be collected on a regular basis by another adult this can be entered on the child’s registration form and will not have to be entered in the child collection book each session.

We cannot send a child home with anyone other than the Parent/Carer without consent.

ROOMS

GREEN/BLUE ROOM

When a child starts Comberton Playgroup they will be allocated a place in either the blue or green room and assigned a Key Worker within that room.
The blue and green room follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum and have a mix of ages from 2-4 years.

PRE-SCHOOL ROOM

The year before moving onto primary school, children attend the pre-school class for some of their sessions each week. Children from blue and green rooms join together for these sessions.

The pre-school class follows the same curriculum as the other rooms encouraging much more independence and extending the children’s knowledge and decision making, encouraging positive behaviour and positive relationships. On their pre-school sessions children should still be dropped off and collected from blue or green rooms.