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About Twyford Playgroup

We are a community playgroup in the heart of Twyford and have been providing a wonderful early years environment for pre-school children in the local area for over 40 years.


Led by Pamela Lawrence, the staff are all qualified to level three or higher and create a nurturing environment where children flourish through play. The Playgroup have a well equipped setting with outside area and in addition have an allotment in the village.

Lots of free play and exploration goes on in Playgroup. It’s a must for pre-schoolers, but we balance this with well-structured mat times and group activities so that the children have a high quality experience of the EYFS curriculum.

Outdoor learning really is central to our ethos – our children have an allotment, a sensory garden, a small nature garden and a well equipped outside play area at the setting.

We have recently been rated as Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ and the October 2016 report highlights that:

  • “Children are exceptionally happy & settled. They develop excellent bonds with their key person and have extremely caring, close relationships with other staff. Children develop an exceptional sense of belonging and very quickly learn to respect each other”
  • “Children are highly motivated to learn. They make rapid progress and are exceptionally well prepared for their future learning… they concentrate extremely well, test their abilities and make independent discoveries.”
  • “Children with special education needs receive excellent levels of support. Staff work highly effectively with parents and other professionals to help provide extremely consistent support.”
  • “The manager and deputy manager meticulously monitor all aspects of children’s learning… Staff create a dynamic, appealing and purposeful learning environment.”

(You can read the full report here: ofsted-report-october-2016)

To find out more or enquire about registering your child please contact us