You are welcome to visit us at West End Playgroup, to decide if we are the right pre-school for your child or children. Until then, these comments from our families might help you learn a bit more about us:
"West End Playgroup is like an extension of your family, warm and supportive, so you know your child is in the best hands. The staff are kind and very experienced as they are all mothers themselves. Activities are varied and provide great preparation for younger children as well as those getting ready for school. The outdoor activities are the icing on the cake with both forest school and nature walks loved by all involved. All in all, a great place for kids to learn, socialise and have heaps of fun."
"My son has been really happy at West End Playgroup, the staff are incredibly caring and take an interest in each child as an individual. They offer a wide range of activities and of course Forest School which he loves - going to West End has really brought him out of his shell and developed his social skills... and he’s not the only one! I joined the Playgroup committee and it has proved to be a great way to meet other parents and get involved in events and fundraising. Working with Helen and her team we have organised Halloween parties, raffles and summer fairs - and we have even managed to squeeze in a few social events just for the grown ups too. West End really has the community feel that I wanted from a pre-school and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough."
"West End Playgroup has given my son a fantastic pre-school experience. He runs to the front door on playgroup mornings. I've even been able to keep him at the playgroup whilst going back to work as they offer a breakfast club too. An early breakfast club drop-off, followed by a morning session and an afternoon in forest school gives him a wonderfully varied day and it's long enough for me to go to work. I couldn't find this combination on offer anywhere else. I would wholeheartedly recommend West End Playgroup and Forest School."
"I would highly recommend West End playgroup. My son has been going to the playgroup for almost 2 years. Collecting my son from forest school has been magical - the memories of this are so special and will stay with me forever. All the children look so happy, carrying flowers and sticks - and it’s so clear they have all had a fantastic time. My son absolutely loves every minute of playgroup and I have always felt that he is being cared for by the most amazing staff. They are all incredibly caring and all have the children’s best interests at heart - ensuring all the children are happy, well cared for and safe. It’s hard to explain how emotional I am about his final day as it’s been such an amazing experience - but West End have without a doubt helped to pave the way for him to start school in the most supportive way and for that I will always be very grateful."
"I viewed a lot of nurseries and pre-schools, but the moment I stepped inside at West End Playgroup, my gut instinct told me it was the right place for my daughter. During her five-terms at the pre-school she grew in confidence, developed her speech and language skills, learned how to make friends, and was loved and cared for so well by the team of incredible staff. I had never left her with with anyone other than a family member before she started at West End. That first drop-off was a really big deal for me, but it was a the beginning of a wonderful adventure. Now I can't wait for my son to start!"