Forest Playgroup has operated for 32 years from the Youth Wing at Forest School, however due to the withdrawal of the youth services at the youth wing we have been asked to leave as the school would like to use the building for its own pupils.
As of September 2012 our new premises will be in the newly refurbished clubhouse of Horsham Rugby Club in Hammer Pond Road.
As a result of this move we will be able to expand our services with the preschool opening longer hours. Monday, Weds, and Thurs 9-3 and Tues, Friday 9-1pm.
Our aim is to for the pre-school to open 9-3 pm everyday and eventually to provide an afterschool club for children up to Year 6.
The setting will be registered with Ofsted. Children over three year olds will be able to claim up to 15 hours’ free entitlement.
We have a well trained staff team. This includes an Early Years professional with a degree in Early Years Childcare and an RGN who is also working towards a degree in childcare. The rest of the staff have, or are working towards, level 3 qualifications in Childcare and Education.
We believe that pre-school children learn through their play. We plan and structure our learning environment to promote this following the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Forest Playgroup, Comptons Lane, Horsham