St Thomas’ Church playgroup is held in a purpose adapted building in the grounds of St. Thomas Church Aldridge. It is a single storey building with secure entrance and 2 sets of French doors opening onto an enclosed garden. The building meets all regulations required by Fire, Health and Safety Executives.
All Staff are qualified and have been CRB checked. They regularly update their training and all hold current First Aid Certificates. We have students from Walsall College and Platinum Training to gain experience from our dedicated and experienced staff .We welcome parent / carer help on a rota system. The adult child ratio of 1-4 for children under 3years and 1-8 for 3-5 years as required by Ofsted
We are regularly inspected by Ofsted and our report is available on their web site or on request from the playgroup. We are also supported by a development officer from Walsall Early Years. We have close links with Leighswood Children’s Centre. The Playgroup is supported by an active Management Committee of Childcare Professional, Treasurer, Secretary, Health Worker, Church Family and Young Peoples officer and Manager of Leighswood Children’s Centre.
We look at the child as a ‘Special Little Person’ and treat them all as individuals. We are able to have children from any area as we don’t have a catchment area. We welcome any family who applies for a place with us regardless of ability, gender, race, religion and culture. We hope to be able to support your child sensitively if it has some special need. We are able to access support from many agencies for example speech therapy, occupational therapy and special need.
As a parent you need to know that your child is well cared for by trained supervisors. To help you and your child settle into our playgroup you will have one of the team as a Key Person. It is their role to build up a special relationship with both you and your child, and to keep you informed about your child’s progress. If at anytime should you need to speak to your Key Person you will be most welcome to do so.
We value our partnership in the care of your child and we have our Policies and Procedures available to be viewed at any time. We will give you a Welcome Handbook with some of the policies in along with the relevant enrolment forms, medical information and permission forms
Please come and visit us – no appointment necessary and we look forward to welcoming you and your child.
£10 per session
Each session runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Our playgroup is open Monday to Friday each week during school term time.