On Monday 18th May 2020 The Playgroup Management Committee made the decision not to reopen the Playgroup from June 2020.
It was a very difficult decision to make and the safety of all children, parents and staff was foremost in our minds. We also had to consider the risks from other hall users and the impact of this with regard to cleaning and ensuring a safe environment and the financial position with such a small number of parents wishing to send their children back this term.
We hope that this decision to remain closed until September 2020 at the earliest will allow us sufficient time to plan ahead to providing a safe yet fun and stimulating environment for the children.
We will continue to review the situation in line with government guidance and update this website appropriately
Please do stay safe, be considerate of your neighbours and those less fortunate at this time, and let's stay strong as a community that looks after and out for each other.
Welcome to the St Paul's Christian Playgroup website, which I hope you find to be an informative source of information whether considering our setting for your child to attend or, as an existing Parent/Carer, to catch up on our latest news and confirm dates for your diary.
St Paul's Christian Playgroup offers a happy, caring and stimulating environment for pre-school children from the age of 2 through to 5 years.
Situated alongside the beautiful setting of St Paul's Church in Woodford Bridge, the Playgroup is open mornings during normal school term time from 9.15am until 12.15pm. We also offer a lunchtime club on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 12.15pm-2.15pm.
We aim to provide a stimulating and fun environment to support your child's personal development during this important learning stage in their life. They will be encouraged to explore and learn, share and play, develop their skills and become confident in their own ideas and abilities. Please do explore this website for further information and download a copy of our Prospectus.
St Paul's Christian Playgroup is registered to receive Government funding for children over 3 years and eligible 2 year olds. We also offer the extended 30 hour funding, up to a maximum of 21 hours per week.
Children can attend between 2 and 5 mornings a week subject to availability of places. Our term times are broadly in line with both Roding and Ray Lodge Primary Schools, and also aligned where possible to both West Hatch and Caterham High Schools.
The Playgroup was nominated to be one of 20 settings within the London Borough of Redbridge that took part in ECaT (Every Child a Talker) Programme and, additionally, is very proud of its reputation for working with children with special educational needs (SEN).
In June 2019 the children took part in a 'strictly come signing' competition run by the Local Authority which involved them singing and signing along to one of their favourite bible songs 'Mr Noah built an ark'. We were so proud of them when the judges announced they were the winners and they were all delighted to be presented with a trophy and certificate.
Delia Ware BA (Hons)
St Paul's Christian Playgroup