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) £10 pp including a fish supper.
Saturday 17th March, 7:30pm

Easter Cake Sale

We are 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)
22nd March 10:30am

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)
11th July 10:30am

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts: Tuesday 4th September

Half Term: Monday 29th October to 2nd November

Last Day of Term: Wednesday 19th December

Spring Term 2019

Term Starts: Tuesday 8th January

Half Term: Monday 18th to Friday 23rd February

Last Day of Term: Thursday 4th April

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts: Wednesday 24th April

Half Term: Monday 27th May to Friday 1st June

Last Day of Term: Thursday 18th 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 mornings from 9am to 12noon. 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 trial sessions, summer 2018

This Summer term, playgroup will be trialling a Wednesday afternoon session (12.30-3pm) for Fleetville nursery school children to attend after lunch club. If successful, and if there is enough interest, we will extend this in September 2018. Something to think about when considering your nursery places!
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 2009


My name is Gaynor and I am the key worker on the green table. My favourite activities include Show & Tell, role play and singing action songs. I love reading to the children and a favourite of mine is The Hungry Caterpillar.


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 from 9am to 12noon, Monday – Thursday. Children are able to attend the playgroup on any or all of the mornings, places permitting.

Registration fee £15
Deposit £50
Daily Sessions £19


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 is 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