Enabling happy, confident and playful learners
Providing a safe, stimulating and enjoyable pre-school experience for children from age two and a half to school age.

Welcome to St Devenick's Playgroup

We provide a safe, stimulating and enjoyable pre-school experience for children age two and a half to school age, following the national Curriculum for Excellence for three hours and ten minutes Monday to Friday during school term time. We offer a wide range of enjoyable and challenging activities ranging from arts, crafts and music to numeracy, literacy, physical activity, health and nutrition. The vital contribution of pre-school education lies in developing and broadening the range of children's learning experiences, starting in the home and community and then as a partnership with the parents and staff in the pre-school environment.

The learning experiences are designed to promote social, physical and personal development which in turn encourages happy, confident and playful learners prepared for school. The children are encouraged to be independent and activities are child-led. Parents, also, are active in general decision making and in the day to day running of the group as well as driving fundraising activities. Branching from the main playgroup are the Rising Fives and the Tots and Toddlers groups.

The hall provides spacious, warm and pleasant accommodation. There is off-road parking within the grounds. We also have a wonderful garden, including a planting area, which provides great opportunities for outdoor learning and fun.  We also sometimes set up a second play area immediately outside the hall, to enable the children to play outside every day if they choose.

We encourage parents and carers to be actively involved with the Playgroup and we will keep you regularly informed of your child's progress and any events taking place at playgroup. Your child will be assigned a key worker who will oversee your child's progress at playgroup.

Lesley Swan is the Playgroup Manager and you are absolutely welcome to contact her at any time with any concerns, comments, or ideas.  

News and Events
  • My Day Book-Activity & Recipe Book

     Our Activity and Recipe Book is now available! Designed by a professional illustrator, the book has been put together by playgroup families and contains local child-friendly listings as well as ideas for activities and recipes. Copies are £6.00. Please ask at playgroup or e-mail stdevenicksplaygroup@gmail.com if you would like one. Great Gift! 

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