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
South East in Bloom
Our garden received a GOLD award. We scored 172 points out of 200 and the judge said "There is excellent use of the area…and excellent involvement of parents, staff and children."
Pollination Art Project WE WON!!!!
Here is a park bench we pimped for the pollination art project (before and after). The prize was £250 which we will use towards the garden.
Butterfly and bee friendly garden is childs play thanks to Eco
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.
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 2017
This year the theme was Enid Blytons Famous Five. We built a garden inspired by Corfe Castle. The children made castles, a hill, a train to represent the Swanage Railway and lots of plants. The weather was great and the children worked really hard. Just waiting for the results..
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