St Paul's Christian Playgroup is, very sadly, closing at the end of the 2022 Summer Term. We would sincerely like to thank all the parents, carers and children of past and present for their loyal support during the many years Playgroup has operated.


We are therefore no longer accepting applications for a place at the Playgroup, but can provide recommendations of other settings within a close proximity.


PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS....  Our old email address (stpauls.playgroup@btconnect.com) no longer works.


Please use our new email address, which is stpauls.playgroup@btinternet.com.


The only change is we have moved from @btconnect to @btinternet.


Welcome to St Paul's Christian Playgroup!

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)

Playgroup Manager

St Paul's Christian Playgroup

Special Announcements






As we can't fundraise in person we would like to ask if you are doing your shopping online, please sign up to #easyfundraising.

Over 4,000 sites will give us a free donation every time you shop online. Please sign up here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/saintpaulspccplaygroup


Donations are always welcome, particularly at this difficult time for all pre-schools.


020 8504 5465





Opening hours:

9.15am - 12.15pm during term time


Lunchtime Club:

Mon/Tues/Thurs during normal term time:

12.15pm - 2.15pm



St Paul's Christian Playgroup
St Paul's Church Hall

Chigwell Road

Woodford Bridge

Essex  IG8 8BT

Feedback :

If you have any suggestions or feedback, noticed any errors or encountered any problems please do feel free to provide us with your views either through the form on our 'Contact Us' page or by email to stpauls.playgroup@btinternet.com.

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