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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

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Eggs arriving to hatch TUESDAY 2ND MAY

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FRIDAY 26TH MAY
Break up for half term

Family Fun With Phonics on 6 May 2017

Butterfly and bee friendly garden is childs play thanks to Eco

Eco donation

CREATING a butterfly and bee friendly garden at a Highcliffe playgroup is proving to be childs play thanks to the generosity of an organic recycling firm.

Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions has donated two tonnes of its 10mm Super Soil, a 70/30 mix of soil and compost, to the Chewton Common Playgroup.

It will be used by the group and its 90 children, aged three and four, to create pollination friendly tubs and planters.

Helen Dow, Owner and Manager of Chewton Common Playgroup, said: “This is an incredibly generous donation by Eco and we’re very grateful.

“The playgroup is taking part in a UK-wide initiative called Polli-Nation together with Bransgore Church of England School, Highcliffe St Mark Primary School and Highcliffe School.

“Apart from creating tubs and planters using the Eco soil and donated old tyres, we are encouraging parents to take home a planter and act as a guardian for pollinators.

“It’s a great initiative and the children will have a lot of fun planting out a range of flowers from primroses and buddleias to even fruit trees.”

Alison Brencher, Eco’s Office Manager, said: “We receive a lot of requests to donate soil and compost and always try to assist, wherever possible.

“The Polli-nation project struck us a particularly good cause and we were only too happy to help out.”

Picture: Children from Chewton Common Playgroup in Highcliffe with the Eco soil donation and (left to right) Alison Brencher, Eco’s Office Manager; Helen Dow, Playgroup Owner/Manager, and Hannah Wickson, Pre-School Practitioner.

Pollination Art Project

Here is a park bench we pimped for the pollination art project (before and after).
We are still waiting to see how we got on.

The Bench Before The Bench After

Are you eligible for 2 year old childcare funding?

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

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.

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
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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
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