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Coronavirus update - 16 May 2020

As you are aware on Sunday the Government announced that early Years settings could re-open. This was a surprise to many of us, as we thought we would be closed until September.

After reading government guidelines which are very, very long and taking in to consideration social distancing, keeping children and staff safe removing all soft furnishing and toys you cant wash, not being able to comfort or make contact with children (which is not what early years is about) as well as many other rules we have decided that we will only open for children going to school in September and keyworkers.

As a result of this we can initially offer each child 2 morning sessions a week. (We need the afternoons to clean everything.) This will be reviewed weekly.

Can I stress you do not have to send your child back, this is completely optional.

I also ask that if your child attends 2 settings that they only attend one during this 7 week period. We want to keep transmission of the virus to a minimum and being at 2 settings does not do this.

I will be contacting everyone from Monday with their views, please feel free to message me or email me before then if you have any questions.

In order to keep mixing and transmission to a minimum we will split the children into 3 groups, you can choose which group suits you best .( depending on numbers)

Group A can attend Monday and Wednesday morning
Group B can attend Tuesday and Thursday morning
Group C can attend Wednesday and Friday morning.

Hope all of this makes sense. Will speak to everyone next week.


  • 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 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.


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Opening hours

Term time only
Morning Session
8.45am-11.45am

Afternoon Session
12 noon-3.00pm

Contact details

07814 700414
helendow49@aol.com

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