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 November 2021, Morgans Playgroup was graded to be 'Good'.
'Children make good progress and develop the skills that support them in their future learning. Staff understand each child and know what they need to learn next' Ofsted 2021
'Staff make good use of children's interests to help build on their knowledge.' Ofsted 2021
''Children build good language skills and enjoy talking with staff. Young children chalking on the path pretend to splash in the 'puddles' they have drawn. A staff member extends their language, repeating words, such as 'splish, splash' and 'jumping'. Ofsted 2021
For a copy of the Ofsted report, please see:
The last Parent Survey showed that:
Sessions are Monday to Friday during term time only
Am session -11.35am, (12.35 with lunch club)
Pm session 12.10pm - 3.10pm
All day 8.35am - 2.35pm with lunch club
If you wish to collect your child at 3.10pm on the all day session there will be an additional charge of £5.50
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 £21.00 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 morning playgroup sessions.
Lunch club starts at 11.35 and finishes at 12.35pm. Each session costs £6.60 and must be booked and paid for in advance.
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Children start : Monday 5th September to Wednesday 21st December (finish at 11.35am)
Half term : Monday 24th to Friday 29th October 2022
Christmas Holidays: Thursday 22nd December – Thursday 5th January 2023
Inset day: Thursday 5th January
Children start: Friday 6th January to Friday 31st March (finish 11.35am)
Half term: Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2023
Inset day: Monday 20th February
Easter holidays: Monday 3rd April to Friday 14th April 2023
Children start: Monday 17th April to Wednesday 19th July (Finish at 11.35am)
Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May
Half-Term: Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June
Inset Day: Thursday 20th July 2023
occasional day: Friday 21st July 2023