Brambles Playgroup was set up in February 2000 (following the merger of Bluntisham and Colne playgroups), they moved into their own self-contained building in September 2015 and now have two rooms, on the same site as St Helen’s School and maintain close links with us. They have use of the school hall, playground and school playing fields at designated times.
They are a registered charity and a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. They are also guided by legislation that has been set up since the introduction of the Children’s Act 2004. They have regular Ofsted inspections; to ensure that they meet the required National Standards which enables them to receive Nursery Education Funding. As a charity they are run by a Committee of volunteer trustees who make decisions about the way in which the playgroup operates and also support and assist the staff in the day to day running of the Playgroup.
They offer education and care for children from 2 years and “Funded 2s” (click here for details) and will be offering up to 30 hours per week free childcare from September 2017 for those that are eligible. The playgroup offers a wide range of activities to ensure the child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional needs are catered for. All of their playgroup activities are designed to encourage learning through play/first hand experiences.