News & events
Although we are closed at present following Government guidelines, we are still accepting applications for morning and afternoon places starting from September, 2020. Please contact us by phone or email for further information.
See below for contact details.
Information on the COVID-19 virus has been changing daily. In light of the announcements last week, we have inevitably been forced to close. As we were able to tell many of you face to face, Thursday, March 19th, was our last day until we are told otherwise by the Government.
Key Worker Children
The Steiner Kindergarten and Fleetville Infant School have been asked to look after a number of ‘key worker’ children. They will be able to help any ‘key worker’ parents of Fleetville Community Playgroup who require their care and support. Please contact us if you need further information.
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
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”
After a successful trial last year, Playgroup is now offering Lunch Club from 12-1pm and Afternoon sessions from 1-3pm four days a week, from Monday through Thursday, in addition to our regular 9am-noon Morning sessions.
Please email or pop by to ask any questions or to apply for a place.
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.
Afternoon Assistant, joined 2019
My name is Dounia, and I’m an afternoon playgroup assistant.
I enjoy painting activities and reading with the children. My favourite activities are drawing and singing songs.
My favourite book to read is ‘I forgot to say I love you.’