Fun and learning in a caring environment.

  • Not for profit

    All the profits from your fees go into the running of the playgroup.

  • Community

    We work in partnership with parents and welcome families of all backgrounds. We work closely with the local community.

  • Learn & grow

    We provide a safe, caring and inspiring setting where pre-school children can learn and grow.

News & events

Quiz night

Teams of 8 compete to become the Fleetville Playgroup quiz champions!

Held in the Community Centre (Large Hall) including supper.
Saturday 28th March, 2020, at 7:30pm

Easter Cake Sale

We will looking for volunteers to bake some tasty treats. There will be tea and coffees served and lots of delicious cakes to buy. You’ll also get to read your child’s learning journal.

Held in the Community Centre (Large Hall)
Spring Term, 2020 – date tbc

Canvas and Cream Teas

An opportunity to buy your child’s art work on canvas. Delicious cream teas will also be served.

Held in The Community Centre (Large Hall)
Summer Term, 2020 – date tbc

Autumn Term 2019

Term Starts: Wednesday 4th September

Half Term: Monday 28th October to 1st November

Last Day of Term: Wednesday 18th December

Spring Term 2020

Term Starts: Monday 6th January

Half Term: Monday 17th to Friday 21st February

Last Day of Term: Thursday 2nd April

Summer Term 2020

Term Starts: Monday 20th April

Half Term: Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May

Last Day of Term: Thursday 16th July

About us

Fleetville Community Playgroup is a not-for-profit pre-school registered by Ofsted which meets at Fleetville Community Centre in St Albans on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 3.30pm.  We can take up to 23 children aged from 2 1/4 years.

“Our emphasis is on children learning through play in a happy stimulating atmosphere.”

Our aims are:

  •  To provide a safe, caring and inspiring setting where children can learn and grow.
  •  To support children’s emotional well-being from their early year’s experiences.
  •  To provide a broad range of challenging and fun play activities both indoors and outdoors (This is linked to the EYFS curriculum)
  •  To treat each child as unique.

We have strong links with the local nursery schools and have a good reputation for the social preparations of our children allowing easy transition.

“Most families hear about us through recommendations”

Afternoon sessions

After a successful trial last year, Playgroup is now offering Lunch Club from 12-1pm and Afternoon sessions  from 1-3.30pm four days a week, from Monday through Thursday, in addition to our regular 9am-noon Morning sessions.  Afternoon sessions are available for children attending a morning Playgroup session, afternoons only or coming across from Fleetville nursery sessions.  

Please email or pop by to ask any questions or to apply for a place.

Our staff


Playgroup Manager, joined 2018

BA (Hons) Education Studies – specialism Early Childhood. Gained in 2007.

I love seeing the progress young children make over a short period of time. My favourite activities are creative play – using a variety of everyday items, reading stories, music and movement and cooking!


Deputy Leader & Red Table, joined 2001

Foundation Degree, Level 5 Safeguarding and SENCO Advisor

My name is Debbie and I am the key worker on the red table. My favourite activities are play dough and watching the children in role play. I enjoy singing Cows In The Kitchen with the children and my favourite story to share is Guess How Much I Love You?


Green Table, joined 2019

My name is Clare and I am the keyworker on the green table.

My favourite activities include painting, crafting and baking. I also love seeing the children playing in the garden. My favourite book is ‘Stick Man’.


Blue Table, joined 2013

NVQ 3, SENCO Advisor

My name is Elise and I am the key worker on the blue table. I enjoy creative activities and reading with the children. I love chatting with my group during Show & Tell and playing in the garden. My favourite story is The Snail And The Whale.


Yellow Table, Joined 2016

PGCE and Level 3 NVQ Assessor

My name is Georgina (George) and I am the keyworker on yellow table. My children came to the Playgroup and now I am working here. My favourite activities are singing songs and dancing with the children. I also love playing outside with them and exploring the activities in the garden. My favourite book to read is the Tiger who came to Tea.


“My daughter loves playgroup and looks forward to her sessions everyday. She is very well supported by her key worker and communication is excellent.”

“I am very happy with Fleetville Community playgroup. My son has been developing a lot since he started the playgroup.”

“The staff are wonderful!”

Admissions & Fees

Sessions run Monday through Thursday, from 9am-noon (Mornings), 12-1pm (Lunch club) and 1-3.30pm (Afternoons). Children are able to attend the playgroup on any or all of the mornings or afternoons, places permitting.

Registration fee £15
Deposit £50
Morning Sessions £19
Lunch Club £ 5
Afternoon Sessions £14


Registration fee is paid either cash or cheque at the time of submitting a registration form for your child and is non-refundable.

Deposit is paid either cash or cheque at the time of accepting your child’s place at the playgroup, and will be then be deducted from your child’s first term’s fees.

Daily Sessions are paid termly, at the start of each term, by either cash, cheque, or BACS. Childcare Vouchers are accepted.

Please find our Early Years Offer letter for download

Management commitee

A parent committee manages the Playgroup, as a registered charity. Its members are elected at our Annual General Meeting which is held in the Autumn term.

The committee manages the Playgroup’s finances and employs the staff as well as adopting and overseeing the implementation of policies. In addition, the committee organises fund raising activities throughout the year.

Please contact the committee at any time if you would like to get involved with the playgroup and its activities or have any questions.

Get involved

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Contact us

The best way to contact us is to come along and see what we are all about. Pop in during term time between 9.30 and 11.30am, Monday to Thursday.

Fleetville Community Playgroup
The Community Centre
Royal Road
St. Albans

You can also contact us on:

07854 400 569