Pre-school playgroups offer a safe and stimulating play environment for children aged between 2 ½ – 5yrs, mostly in term time only. Some are also registered to provide early years education.
Playgroups must be registered with the CSSIW. Sessions are about two to three hours long, and the playgroup will run between two and ten sessions. Many are open five mornings a week, and some also run afternoon sessions. Their aim is that children learn and play in small groups and so learn to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.