Offering Early Years education and childcare for children aged 2-5 years old

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We implement the Early Years curriculum (EYFS) to prepare your child for school and future learning success.



Our playgroup runs for 38 weeks per year.

Morning: 8:45am – 11:45pm
Afternoon: 11:45am – 2:45pm


From visits to local parks & zoos, to growing caterpillars & butterflies – we have a range of programs and activities for your child.

About Us

Get Along Gang Playgroup is a parent committee run pre-school, providing a secure, safe, happy and caring environment with a variety of resources and activities to stimulate your children.

We pride ourselves on the level of care we provide and our day nursery is not only fun and friendly, but highly educational and stimulating. We encompass both indoor and outdoor learning, and we regularly take trips to learn about the natural environment.

Come Visit Us

Fancy learning more about the Get Along Gang playgroup?

Schedule a tour with our staff using the link below!

Our Group. Our Family. Our Community.

As an active member of the community, we aim to:

  • Create a safe, happy and relaxed atmosphere, where every child feels valued and that they have a contribution to make.
  • Create a challenging and stimulating environment in which children are encouraged to work towards achieving their full potential, whilst learning to appreciate the diverse world in which they live.
  • By encouraging the interest and support of parents/carers we hope to create an atmosphere where they always feel welcome.
  • Ensure that the equipment, resources and books we use are unbiased and show positive images to represent our equal opportunities commitment.



Characteristics of Learning

Characteristics of Learning

To learn well, children must approach opportunities with curiosity, energy and enthusiasm.

Prime areas of learning and development

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Personal, Social & Emotional Development

For babies and young children to flourish, we need to pay attention to how they understand and feel about themselves, and how secure they feel in close relationships.

Physical Development

Physical Development

Extensive physical experience in early childhood puts in place the neurological, sensory and motor foundations necessary for feeling good in your body and comfortable in the world.

Communication & Language Development

Communication & Language Development

Babies use their bodies, facial expressions, gestures, sounds and movements to seek
connections and respond to those around them.

Specific Areas of learning and development



Early literacy skills are rooted in children’s enjoyable experiences from birth of gesturing, talking, singing, playing, reading and writing.

Understanding the World

Understanding the World

It supports children to make sense of their expanding world and their place within it through nurturing their wonder, curiosity, agency and exploratory drive.

Expressive Arts & Design

Expressive Arts & Design

Children use a variety of ways to express and communicate, through music, movement and a wide range of materials.



Effective early mathematics experiences involve seeking patterns, creating and solving mathematical problems and engaging with stories, songs, games, practical activities and imaginative play.

Supporting Children with SEN

Supprting Children with SEN

We provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs (SEN), are supported to reach their full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

My child has special educational needs (SEN) - do you support this?


When your child is between ages 2-3 years old, practitioners will observe and assess their progress and this will be discussed with you at parents meeting or your child’s 27th month Health Review.  If any significant emerging concerns and developmental delay are identified then, with your consent, the setting Sen-co (Special Educational Needs – Coordinator) will refer your child to relevant professionals (Speech and Language Therapist, Area-Senco, Dietitian, MARS-Pediatricians) for further assessment.

Where your child has identified or been diagnosed with a significant delay or Special Educational Needs, the playgroup will work with the professionals to create an Individual Education Plan and daily timetables with specialist interventions/activities to help your child learn effectively. With your permission, an application for an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) will submitted to support your child in their primary school education.

Which safeguarding policies in place to protect my child?

Two key principles adopted to provide effective safeguarding arrangements in
every local area:

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part
  • A child-centred approach – for services to be effective they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of children

Our setting will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best in life. Our Safeguarding Policy on the three key commitments of the Pre-School Learning Alliance Safeguarding Children policy adopted.

Please see our Prevent Duty policy and procedures as part of our Safeguarding policy.

Can my child stay in your nursery until they start school-reception class?
Yes definitely! We teach the same curriculum as school-receptions. We will also support and guide you on how to apply to schools and transition your child smoothly to school.
Can I have a free childcare place in your nursery?

Yes, we offer 15 hours free childcare for 2-4 year olds.
Working parents can also access 30 hours of free childcare.

What are your opening hours?

Our playgroup runs for 38 weeks per year.

Morning sessions: 8:45am – 11:45pm
Afternoon sessions: 11:45am – 2:45pm

How much are playgroup sessions?

Each session lasts for 3 hours and costs: 

  • 2 years olds: £16.50
  • 3/4 years olds: £15.00

A minimum of 2 sessions are required for booking.

Fees are reviewed annually.

Do you help with toilet training?
We accept children with nappies and when your child shows awareness and readiness then we work closely in partnership with yourself to toilet train them step-by-step.

Parents are asked to keep a supply of spare clothing, nappies, wet wipes and cream in a bag with the child’s name on it. A Key person will check your child during the session and, if their nappy is soiled, it will be changed immediately.

If a child does not have nappies or clothing in their bag, the practitioner will call parents to bring supplies in order to keep the child clean and dry.

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