Morgans Playgroup was established in 1989 and is based within the extensive grounds of Morgans Primary School in Hertford. Whilst the playgroup benefits from strong links to the school, the building has its own private entrance and playground providing a wonderful and safe environment for the children to play and explore the world around them.
Morgans Playgroup follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Within the seven areas of learning, there are three areas that are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These areas are:
The dedicated team at Morgans Playgroup plan fun and engaging activities tailored to the children's needs and interests.
Morgans Playgroup is a self-financing charity. The playgroup is registered and inspected by Ofsted as well as being a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. The playgroup is staffed by qualified childcare professionals and managed by a committee of parent volunteers.
In March 2017, Morgans Playgroup was graded to be 'Good'.
'Children enjoy a good range of interesting activities to stimulate their curiosity' Ofsted 2017
'The dedicated and well-qualified team of staff receive regular supervision meetings and have good training opportunities to consistently update their skills' Ofsted 2017
'Children and their family form warm and secure bonds with their key person and all members of staff. Key persons are very attuned to children's individual needs and interests, and help them to swiftly settle' Ofsted 2017
For a copy of the Ofsted report, please see: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY456573
The last Parent Survey showed that:
Sessions run Monday to Friday during term time only from 8.35am-11.35am.
Morgans Playgroup in Hertford welcomes two and three year olds and is registered for up to thirty six children per day.
Each three hour session costs £13 until the term after your child turns three, when they will qualify for government funding. Where eligible, funding for two year olds is also accepted.
Payment using childcare vouchers is accepted but must be set up in advance. Please note that missed sessions must still be paid for as our costs remain the same.
All children are initially offered two sessions per week, although parents are welcomed to increase sessions once their child has settled. This rule is followed to ensure the child's experience of independence is a positive one.
Morgans Playgroup runs a very popular lunch club for children who attend both playgroup and AM and PM Nursery at Morgans School.
Lunch club starts at 11.35am and finishes at 12.55pm. Each session costs £5 and must be booked and paid for in advance. The Lunch Club form, containing further information, can be downloaded from the 'forms' section below.
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