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Starting playgroup

Comberton Playgroup currently only operates during term-time.

Early Risers             8a.m – 9a.m.

Morning Session       9a.m. – 12noon

Lunch                      12noon – 1p.m.

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.