We are a parent run group providing playgroup sessions every week day for children from the age of 2 years and up to and including the age of four.
Information on our latest Ofsted report is available here: Ofsted Report
Our mission is to work in partnership with families and the community to provide a safe, friendly and nurturing environment for children from all backgrounds and ethnicities to learn and develop through play.
In 2014 we received the prestigious Leading Aspect Award for our Key Person initiative.
Playgroup takes place in our purpose-adapted building within Hinksey Park, behind Hinksey Open Air Swimming Pool.
Opening Hours from September are increasing:
Playgroup will be open everyday for morning and afternoon sessions 9.30 – 12.00 and 12.00 – 2.30, plus a breakfast hour first thing from 8.30 – 9.30 for those who would like an earlier start. The fees for sessions are £14.00 and for the breakfast hour £6.00
All sessions and breakfast can be taken as part of 15 or 30 hour entitlements in various combinations although we cannot split sessions. Fees are reviewed annually and agreed at the Playgroup Annual General Meeting.
From the term after a child’s 3rd birthday, all children are entitled to 15hrs a week (which is 6 sessions) paid for by the Nursery Education Grant. Fees will be charged for hours over the 15. We also accept children with two year old entitlement funding and, from September 2017 will be able to accept children on the new 30 hour entitlement.
Parents considering enrolling their child are welcome to come and look around between 10:00 and 10:30. Please call our Administrator to arrange a visit, for more details and availability on 727939.
Lake Street Playgroup Charity No. 1041121. Ofsted Ref. No.EY316991