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.

“Staff know children exceptionally well. They build strong and nurturing relationships with them, which promote children's physical and emotional well-being”



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 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.


Hilary is deputy play leader and works 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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"All the staff have been supportive, encouraging & caring during my child’s time at Playgroup."

"My child has made lots of friends and I can tell he’s really comfortable with the environment and the play workers."

"All members of staff are extremely approachable, I know I can discuss matters at any time."

"The staff have taken time to ensure she settled well and are always kind & caring at drop off. It has helped her feel safe & secure."

"The children are shown a lot of care and everything is planned to the smallest details. It always seems calm and very happy."

"We're very happy with all that playgroup offers and how our child is nurtured. The effort, commitment and way you care for the children is amazing."

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