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

Friday 4th March from 7:30pm. Tickets are £12 and includes pizza and nibbles. Wine and beer available on the night!

Get a table together or come on your own and we’ll pop you in a team. Tickets available via PayPal (fcplaygroup). Email us if you’re coming as a team.

Spring Term 2022

Term Starts: Tuesday 4th January

Half Term: Monday 14th to Sunday 20th February

Last Day of Term: Thursday 31st March

EASTER 1st April – 19th April

Summer Term 2022

Term Starts: Wednesday 20th April

Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May

Half Term: Monday 30th May to Sunday 5th June

Last Day of Term: Thursday 21st July

How to Apply

We are now taking applications for September, 2022. Please use the ‘Download a registration form’ button below to get a fillable PDF to complete and email to us at

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

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 from 8:45am to 3pm. See our Admissions and Fees section below for details. 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


Acting Manager & Red Table, joined 2001

Foundation Degree: Level 5 Safeguarding and SENCO Advisor
Level 3 SENCO for Early Years

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?’


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’.


Green Table, joined 2019

Level 3 Childcare

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 2020

BEd Hons (2001)

My name is Roksana and I am the key worker on blue table. I have always had a passion for working with young children and helping them to learn and develop in a fun and stimulating way. All of my children attended the playgroup as well as many members of my extended family.

My favourite activities are play-dough, singing and reading stories with the children. My favourite book is the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.


Kasia, joined 2021

QTS (Qualified Teaching Status)

My name is Kasia and I joined the Fleetville Community Playgroup team to look after the children attending afternoon sessions.

I love baking and doing arts and crafts with children, exploring different materials and getting messy. My favourite book to read is ‘Sharing a Shell’.


“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

From September, 2021, sessions run Monday through Thursday, from 8:45am-11:45am (Mornings) and 11:50-3:00pm (Afternoons). Friday sessions may be added if numbers are sufficient. We also offer an optional lunch club for children attending morning sessions, that will run from 11:45 to 1 pm. Afternoon sessions include lunch club. 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 Session £20
Lunch Club (extended morning) £ 6
Afternoon Session (includes Lunch Club) £20


Registration fee is paid by cash, cheque, or bank transfer 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 committee

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

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