The group is based at Shirenewton Recreation Hall and is a member of Early Years Wales (formerly Wales Pre-school Playgroup Association). We operate during term times, Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 12.30pm and are registered with CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales) for up to 26 children per session aged between two and a half and four years.
The Group offers children a fun and lively learning through play environment, following the Early Years Foundation Phase curriculum and offers both indoor and outdoor learning opportunities and an introduction to incidental Welsh language opportunities throughout each session.
The playgroup is registered with the LEA as a non-maintained setting and the Early Years Funding grant is available to children living in Monmouthshire from the term following their third birthday.
We have close links with the local primary schools which enables us to help the children make a smooth transition from nursery care to school life. Our most recent inspection reports are available via the links below.
Shirenewton Playgroup has achieved the ECO Schools Green Flag Award and the Healthy Snack Gold Award. We have completed all sections of the Monmouthshire Healthy Pre-school Scheme as part of our commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and care of our environment and are participating in the Sport Wales Physical Literacy Scheme, promoting physical play activities.
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