The Saplings Playgroup
The Saplings Playgroup

Open Hours

         Morning Sessions:                          Lunch Times:                                      Afternoon Sessions

           Monday - Friday               Monday, Tuesday & Thursday                  Monday, Tuesday & Thrusday

             9am - 12 noon.                              12 noon - 1pm                                            1pm - 3pm

A typical day at Saplings Playgroup

The daily routine at a glance

A daily routine gives children a sense of security. This is why we ensure each day is properly structured while leaving enough time for spontaneous activities.

Time Activity
09.00 am Arrival and self registration
09.20 am

Active Beans

Register, followed by free choice play

Some of us may go and do small group work

Observations are carried out 

Focused Activities

09.50 am Snack bar open and operates around the session.
11.25 - 11.35 am Tidying up time,  5 minute warning and then we all help to tidy away.
11.35 - 11.50 am Mixture of opportunities; we may join in our key person group, cirlcle time, story time, dance and music.
11.50 - 12 noon

Shoes and Coats are put on, ready to go home

If we are staying for the afternoon session we do some focused activities.

12.15 - 1 pm We wash our hand and then eat our packed lunches altogether. 
1 - 2.30 pm Free choice play, Adult-led time.
2.30 - 2.40 pm Tidying up time, 5 minutes warning and then we all help to tidy away.
2.40 - 2.50 pm Quiet time; Story, circle time
2.50 - 3 pm Shoes and Coat are put on, ready to go home


See the parents notice board to see our focused learning.

Term Dates


Playgroup Term Begins:    Monday 2nd September 2019

Half Term:                        Monday 14th October - Friday 18th October 2019

Playgroup Term Ends:       Wednesday 18th December 2019



Playgroup Term Begins:    Tuesday 7th January 2020

Half Term:                        Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February 2020

Playgroup Term Ends:       Friday 3rd April 2020



Playgroup Term Begins:     Monday 20th April 2020

May Day Bank Holiday:       Monday 04th May 2020

Half Term:                          Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May 2020

Playgroup Term Ends:         Friday 10th July 2020


Bright beginnings for all.

Places available for children aged 2 years to school age.


All children are entitled to 15 hours government funded from the term after their 3rd birthday.


Some families may be entitled to;

2 year funding from the term after their 2nd birthday

30 hours funding from the term after their 3rd birthday


Please discuss your requirements with a member of the team.

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