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.
Children are enthusiastic, motivated and confident in their activities
Overall the quality of the provision is outstanding
The children benefit from very well-planned and organised play in an exciting learning environment
Safeguarding is outstanding
30 Hours Free Funding Questionnaire
We want your views regarding the 30 hours free funding proposals set to come in next year.
For more information see the relevant pages on Dorset4You.
Save The Children
Last term we took part in Den Week. All the children built dens in the garden and inside. They used boxes, sheets, blankets and sticks. They each received a certificate for their hard work. The charity sent us this video as a thank you:
We 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.
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.
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
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.
Term time only
Morning Session 8.45am-11.45am
Afternoon Session 12 noon-3.00pm
Tel.: 07814 700414
Chewton Common Playgroup
c/o Highcliffe St Mark Primary School