A very good playgroup with very friendly dedicated staff. My little girl loves to be there every single day. Being a parent I'm always told what's been taught. My little girl enjoys the snacks at the playgroup and finds them really filling. Indoor & outdoor play, reading, writing and many more exciting activities take place there. Being a parent you're part of the playgroup helping at times and also kept informed with what's planned for the next term. I choose this playgroup as my little girl was very welcomed by the staff and children when we went round for our first visit.
Transition help guide for afternoon children
This guide will give you and your child information on what to expect in our afternoon sessions and how you can help prepare them for the transition from mornings to afternoons!
Be positive about the transition to afternoon sessions – if you’re happy then your child is happy! Work together with staff, supporting each other in the best interests of your child.
Talk to your child and explain the basic routine and new activities on offer! Sometimes we have to be flexible with this depending on the children’s interests each day.
To promote independence please encourage them to take their own coats and shoes off, find their named coat peg and put indoor shoes on.
Lunch: Please ensure your child has a packed lunch and water bottle. We ask for no nuts this includes NUTELLA and no fizzy drinks or sweets. Please do not over fill their lunchbox as they only have half an hour to eat. For more information please see our notice board in the cloakroom.
Explain that they cannot always sit next to the same child for lunch.
Please remember to bring in a sun hat and named sun lotion if your child is at Playgroup all day with a permission slip for sun cream to be applied. If your child is not attending all day please apply sun lotion before coming.
Activities and Events
MayStay 'n' PlayWe have our first Stay 'n' Play for our new children starting in September to give them chance to see the premises and Staff before Starting. Friday 18th May 2018
MayMonsters TripThe children will once again board the train at Norwich Station and make the short trip to Diss where they will walk to the Monsters indoor soft play play area. Date Friday 18th May 2018
MaySports DaySports Day will be on Friday 25th May in the afternoon.
JunePettitts Animal Adventure ParkOur annual trip this year will be to Pettitts on Wednesday 20th June 2018.
JulyDevelopment Review Day & Stay 'n' PlayOur Development Review Day will be held during the morning for children already attending the setting. Appointments will be available nearer the time to ensure you can see your key person. Our 2nd Stay 'n' Play session for our September children is Tuesday 3rd July 2018 12.30-2.30 where they met their allocated key persons, before playing with the equipment and resources on offer.
JulyFun DayOur annual Fun Day will be held on Friday 6th July 2018 between 4-6pm in the Infant School Playground. Everyone Welcome.
Development Review Day/PhotographerWe will hold this event on Thursday 8th November. Parents to make appointments to come to see their child's key person and talk about their progress. Tempest Photography will attend from 11am - 4.00pm appointments available, Please ring the Office 01603 418614 Donna will take individual and family photos. This is open to all Playgroup families and their friends. All welcome.
AGMWe will hold our AGM on Friday 16th November 2018. Following our last AGM in 2017 our Committee members were confirmed as - Chairperson - Rachel Allum Vice Paula Wicks Secretary Hannah Moore Treasurer Julie Maxey Members Louise Cherry Emma Brightwell Amy Dale Jenna Syder Jo Pyle Melissa Humphreys Sally Barnard Abbey Long