The Westend Playgroup is located in the West End of Barry. We pride ourselves on our provision of quality pre-school education for up to 28 children aged between 2 and 5 years, regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, social class or religion. Our priority is the happiness and well-being of children in our care, combined with ensuring we provide a fun and stimulating early years environment.
The Playgroup is registered by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) and subject to their inspection procedures and national minimum standards. Our latest CSSIW inspection report, self assessment report to CSSIW and the CSSIW website can be accessed using the links on the right hand side of this page.
We occupy a large well-maintained community hall which provides plenty of space for indoor play and learning and access to an enclosed outdoor space. We also use a smaller room for registration and story time, show and tell and prayers. There is good access for disabled persons, including ramps and toilet facilities.
We operate between 9.15am and 12.00 noon, Monday to Friday during school term time. Children can be registered to attend between 2 and 5 sessions per week. The cost per session from September 2017 is £11.50, paid weekly or in advance (e.g. fortnightly or monthly) if you choose.
The curriculum comprises free play and structured activities to suit different ages and abilities. We celebrate the diverse customs, traditions and festivals of all children that attend our setting and our curriculum reflects our commitment to inclusion. Through completion of a questionnaire and discussion we will endeavour to determine and meet the individual needs of your child.
The playgroup curriculum will be delivered in the English Language but integral to the planning is the development of the welsh language through the introduction of colours, numbers and descriptive words through discussion and learning songs and rhymes.
Westend Playgroup meets the required adult: child ratios which are currently:
- one adult to four children aged 2 years
- one adult to eight children aged 3 - 7 years
Parents/carers are encouraged to volunteer and participate in outings to support the child/adult ratios.
Once children have been allocated a place within the playgroup, fees are payable on a weekly basis for every session that the child would ordinarily attend, regardless of whether the child attends or not. Fees are not payable outside of school term time i.e. half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays unless we make provision at these times and you elect to use the provision. We do not operate a retainer fee. We accommodate employer childcare voucher schemes.
Our prospectus should tell you all you need to know about our setting and inform you when deciding on early years education for your child. A copy of the policies and conditions are reproduced for you in this prospectus and are held centrally at the Playgroup. All staff are fully appraised of the policies and procedures in place.
We hope you have found this introductory information helpful. Please contact Ceri Limbrick on 07979 553472 for a copy of our prospectus, further information or to arrange a visit to the setting. Alternatively you can use our contact form which can be found on the contact us page.
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