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

September Places

We are now taking applications for morning and afternoon places starting September, 2021. Please use the ‘Download a registration form’ button below to get a fillable PDF that you can complete and email to us at

There is a £15 registration fee that can be paid in cash or by bank transfer.

Spring Term 2021

Term Starts: Monday 4th January

Half Term: Monday 15th to Sunday 21st February

Last Day of Term: Thursday 25th March

EASTER 29th March – 11th April

Summer Term 2021

Term Starts: Monday 12th April

Half Term: Monday 30th May to Sunday 6th June

Last Day of Term: Thursday 19th 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 noon and afternoons from 1pm to 3pm, with a Lunch Club from noon to 1pm.  We can take up to 24 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”

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

Our staff


Playgroup Manager, joined 2020

BA Early Years – gained in 2012

I have always had a love for working with children, and watching them grow and flourish is so rewarding. My favourite activities are imaginative play, creative activities, and story time.


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 1-3pm (Afternoons). Children are able to attend the playgroup on any or all of the mornings or afternoons, places permitting.

Registration fee £15
Deposit Two weeks’ fees
Morning Sessions £20
Lunch Club £ 5
Afternoon Sessions £15


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

Deposit is paid at the time of accepting your child’s place at the playgroup, and will be deducted from your child’s final invoice.

Daily Sessions are paid termly, at the start of each term, by either cash, cheque, or bank transfer. 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.

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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