To help introduce your child into the setting, each child will receive up to three free sessions, provided the parent or carer accompanies the child to help get them settled in to the playgroup.
The term after your child’s third birthday, they are entitled to five 3 hour sessions to be funded by the government. The dates below are government ruling and therefore cannot be changed by playgroup.
1st September – 31st December will receive funding from January onwards
1st January – 31st March will receive funding from April onwards
1st April – 31st August will receive funding from September onwards
Wylam Pre-School Playgroup sessions are run by qualified, experienced staff, providing young children with a safe, varied, exciting play environment: parents are welcome to join in our activities at any time and may stay as long as you feel you need to settle your child in each morning.
We endeavour to make children feel at ease so that they try out a wide range of play experiences. The role of the staff is to plan the learning environment and curriculum, supporting and extending children's play, learning and development, and assessing children's achievements and planning their next steps.
We have a regular routine at Playgroup:
9.20 Indoor adult-led activity and free play
10.20 Tidy up time
10.30 Circle time
10.45 Snack time
11.00 Outdoor adult-led activity and free play
12.00 Story time
12.10 Home time
We also take the children on excursions, weather permitting, these can include trips out to the local garden nursery, garage, and train station, sometimes we get the train to Newcastle and back.
The Playgroup follows standard closure dates for half term, teacher training days and other public holidays.