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Welcome to Chewton Common Playgroup

Chewton Common Playgroup was registered in 2005. All children share access to a secure enclosed outdoor play area. There is provision for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and those who speak English as an additional language.

A maximum of 26 children aged from two to the end of the early years of age range may attend the playgroup at one time.

Eight staff work directly with the children.

Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup
Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup
Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup
Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup
Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup
Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup
Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup
Activities at Chewton Common Playgroup

Rocket Science!

Rocket ScienceWe are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space!

We will be one of up to 10,000 schools to receive a packet of 100 seeds from space, which we will grow alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measure the differences over seven weeks.

The out-of-this-world, nationwide science experiment will enable our children to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging climates.

LATEST: See a video by Tim Peake on the International Space Station all about the seeds: click here.

Latest

Grand Opening of the Sensory Suite
See photos and a short video here.

Chewton Common Playgroup on your Android phone or tablet!
We now have our own Playgroup App! Click here to find out all about it.

Wave 105 1000 faces

We have signed up for WAVE 105 1000 faces

We have pledged to raise £100 for Wave 105's Cash For Kids over the next year.

Are you eligible for 2 year old childcare funding?

For more details about eligibility see the Dorset For You web site.

Nursery World Awards. Shortlist 2013

Nursery World is a childcare publication and is a national competition open to all childcare settings.

We were nominated for the Community Award. The criteria for this award is an early years setting that has involved staff, children and parents in projects to support charities or the local/wider community. We were lucky enough to be awarded HIGHLY COMMENDED and we came second!

The judges noted that a sense of community is "embedded within the approach of the setting" and we "demonstrate a very strong community spirit"

Budding Gardener 2016 Budding Gardener 2016 Budding Gardener 2016 Budding Gardener 2016

Budding Gardener 2016

The theme this year was SPACE and as we had been planting seeds from space we built Tim Peakes' rocket and launch pad. We were awarded a GOLD.

Our premises

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  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
  • Chewton Common Playgroup New Building
Opening hours

Term time only
Morning Session 8.45am-11.45am
Afternoon Session 12 noon-3.00pm

Opening hours

Tel.: 07814 700414
E-mail: helendow49@aol.com

Chewton Common Playgroup
c/o Highcliffe St Mark Primary School
Greenways
Highcliffe
BH23 5AZ

Rights Respecting School. Unicef Ofsted. Raising standards. Improving lives. Ofsted Outstanding Early Years Provider. 2015 2016