About us

St Paul’s Christian Playgroup was founded, and remains supported by St Paul’s Church
Woodford Bridge. It was set up to offer support for early year’s child care and education for children and families within the local community, and to offer Christian values and guidance to the young.

St Paul's Church, Woodford Bridge, Essex

St Paul’s Christian Playgroup believes that no child, individual or family group should be excluded from the Playgroup’s activities on the grounds of age, gender, sexuality, class, family status, means, disability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief.

We welcome children whose parents may have different religious beliefs, but wish to make it clear that our teachings in the Playgroup will include, and be based around, Christianity. As an inclusive Playgroup we also work with children with a variety of emotional and physical needs, which are sometimes referred to as ‘special educational needs’.

Aims of the Playgroup are as follows:

  • As a Christian Playgroup we believe we are enabling our children to experience God’s loving care for each individual
  • Children of other faiths are welcomed into our Playgroup and will be afforded the respect for each individual’s freedom and dignity
  • We will endeavour to create a sense of self-worth and confidence to enable the children to take responsibility for themselves and others, and realise their own personal development.
  • As a Christian Playgroup, children will learn about the Christian faith through a daily Bible story and will visit the Church on occasions such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest time.
  • The welfare of staff will be reviewed on a regular basis and opportunities for staff  development considered as the need arises.


To achieve these aims the partnership of home and Playgroup is encouraged and parental involvement is welcomed. We aim to provide a calm and secure environment to enable the children to flourish, to feel valued and confident in all they undertake.


Special Announcements



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



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@btconnect.com.

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