March 25, 2019

We have been striving hard to improve the indoor facilities available to our 'pop-up' playgroup that runs in the village hall to create an even better environment for our children, parents and staff over the last two years.

Our previous chairperson Poppy Smith, to whom...

March 27, 2017

The year of the Rooster arrived this week at Playgroup, with a focus on farms, food and festivities: the male hen theme lent itself to the story of 'Rosie's walk' and some small world farm play, while blow painting, Chinese writing and gold and red creativity went on e...

December 6, 2016

Outdoors, children can have the freedom to explore different ways of ‘being’, feeling, behaving and interacting; they have space – physical, mental and emotional. They may feel less controlled by adults and are able to learn in the way that comes naturally to them...

October 3, 2016

Yes our early years setting is child-centred, but what does that actually mean?

Well, for the children at Horsley Preschool this Autumn, one of our focuses started with a windfall of apples brought in by a member of staff for the interest table. The children enjoyed cou...

May 4, 2015

On a Monday morning at the end of April 2015, Horsley Playgroup had an unannounced Ofsted inspection at the village hall. It was very, very pleasing as it went very well indeed, securing an outstanding grade in all three categories of inspection. These are meeting the...

March 20, 2015

At Horsley Playgroup it helps that we get to know the children really well and through knowing them we empower them - we can support their physical learning and their risk taking in individual and developmentally appropriate ways.

February 11, 2014

Having new children start at the group is a reminder of all the things that children have already skilfully encountered and are taking under their wing, at home and then with the gentle support and guidance of the staff, at playgroup. They have grown and continue to gr...

March 23, 2012

Horsley Playgroup prides itself on providing a truly excellent setting, and now, it is official; Horsley Playgroup is outstanding.

The recent Ofsted inspection in February 2012, at our pre-school session that we hold at Horsley Primary School, recognised the real aspect...

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“Children demonstrate that they thoroughly enjoy their learning and play experiences. They show

excellent levels of independence and confidence. This helps to prepare children well for the next stage in learning, such as school”.

©2016 by Rhian Evans with Horsley Playgroup