We are all very happy when working with young children and working together as a team.  We feel it is vital that the children feel happy and safe in their playgroup environment, we all greatly value their early years and we will work in conjunction with you to enable each individual child to enjoy themselves and to develop as much as possible.

 

We are here to help in any way for both yourself and your child and you can talk to any of us at any time.

Hannah

Hannah is the play leader and operations manager at Horsley Playgroup. She is a qualified teacher with over 20 years experience in education and has also worked as a childminder. Hannah lives in Horsley and has two children,  both of whom attended Horsley Playgroup. She loves reading stories, and playing caringly alongside children as well as supporting their interactions and helping them to have their say and play fairly.

Mags

Mags is the Financial controller for Horsley Playgroup she also volunteers at the pre school session in Horsley school reception classroom on Wednesday afternoons. She works tirelessly to keep the cogs in motion and the gears working smoothly. Mags also loves to lead creative sewing projects with the children (by hand and with machines). Her other favourite activities with the children include woodwork, music and dance, and being outside exploring the woods and local rural surroundings. Mags lives in Horsley, has three children. and has been involved in different capacities with the Parent, Baby & Toddler Group and the Playgroup here in Horsley since 1987. She has considerable experience in running and managing the group and working with children, qualifying initially as a play leader in 1994, with the Pre-school Playgroup Association, and working as play leader since April 1999.  Mags has since attained a National Childcare Level 3 qualification and gone on to achieve Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) at the University of Gloucestershire in 2007. She is an EYPS assessor for the university and also worked as a Lead Practitioner for Gloucestershire County Council’s Early Childhood Team.

Louise

Louise is a Play Assistant and is here everyday. She really enjoys working creatively with the children, encouraging their expressive artwork and early mark making, and supporting their observational skills during portrait drawing. Louise is very familiar with the Playgroup, and highly experienced - working here for several years and also having been on the management committee during her own children’s time at the group. Louise holds a Level 2 Children & Young People’s Workforce qualification and has also gained a level 3 BTEC award in Teaching and Training.

Hilary

Hilary is deputy play leader and works on everyday. She loves animals and enjoys helping children to get up close and interested in them, especially exploring mini-beasts when gardening together. Hilary is very familiar with the Playgroup, and very experienced, working here for several years. Hilary has also been on the management committee during her own children’s time at the group. Hilary holds a Level 3 Children & Young People’s Workforce qualification.

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Contact Us

The best way to get in touch is by email:

 

horsleyplaygroup@gmail.com

You can also call during Playgroup hours on: 07929 974982

Find Us

Horsley Village Hall,

Priory Fields,

Horsley,

Stroud,

Gloucestershire.

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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