About Us

West End Playgroup and Forest School was rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in April 2016. “Children are very happy, confident and eager to learn.” "All children make consistently high rates of progress from their starting points." (Ofsted April 2016).


Established in 1975 and located in the picturesque village of West End in Esher our playgroup and forest School sessions provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for all children from 2 to 5 years old. The playgroup is run by a dedicated team who are well qualified with many years of experience and who operate with a key person approach to the care and education of all children who attend.


We have three play areas comprising two indoor areas for creative and messy play and an outdoor area with bikes, cars and scooters. In addition to the large variety of activities available, we also offer a structured program of weekly topics including science, farms, people who help us to name but a few.


Our daily routines include: key person circle time, snack time, music & movement, messy play, nature walks and forest school.

We arrange outings to Legoland, Bocketts Farm and organise visits from key members of the community including the Fire Service.

West End Playgroup is a not for profit organisation and has an active parent committee who organise social and fundraising events.