ABOUT US

Chestnut Playgroup offers childcare for children aged between 2 and 4 years to come and learn through play, whilst under the care of our qualified staff.


Based in the Cathodeon Centre, our setting is bright and spacious and offers great facilities to the children who attend our playgroup. We have a large garden space with static play equipment, raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and a wildlife area.

Our setting is next to the Children's Centre and our village library.  Children visit the library where possible as part of our programme of activities.

 

The playgroup has close links with Linton Infant School, and aims to equip children with the basic skills in preparation for school.

Chestnuts is located just off the High Street, at the junction of Horseheath Road and Bartlow Road. There is parking in the Cathodeon Centre's car park, or alternatively visitors can park on the main road.

Our Mission Statement

 

Chestnut Playgroup aims to provide a high standard of care and early year's education in our friendly, safe and stimulating environment, where your child is happy, healthy and can express themselves confidently.    We work in partnership with parents to lay the foundations for your child's education and develop your child's learning as an individual; knowing how to inspire and nurture them as they learn through play. 

 

Click for our Aims & Objectives including our full Mission Statement.

Our Ethos

Learning 
Opportunities
Values
Equality

We are a member of the Early Years Alliance  (formally the Pre-school Learning Alliance) - a leading educational charity specialising in the Early Years.

We are registered with Ofsted, our registration number is 221914.  The last inspection report was completed in June 2019, please click here to view it or go through the Ofsted website.

Early Years Alliance

Ofsted

Parent Consultations  

 

Working in partnership with the parents and carers of the children who attend our setting is important.  

We invite parents and carers to contribute their ideas and make us aware of their views through questionnaires and parent consultation evenings.  Also, we encourage parents to regularly discuss their child's progress and development with our staff, either after sessions or in a 'Parent's Evening' style event.
 


Committee Meetings and AGM


All parents are invited to attend committee meetings and our AGM.
 


Newsletters, Parent Email, Class Dojo


You will receive news and updates by email.  Personal details will remain confidential and we will not pass details onto any third parties.

 

The playgroup sends out newsletters to parents and carers, which gives an update on what the children have been learning about and information about upcoming events.
 

You can also register to receive updates via Class Dojo, an app that makes it easier for parents to engage in our playgroup and see what we are doing day to day.  Class Dojo gives great opportunities for us to share information in the setting and at home.  Links to register are sent for children currently attending.

Keeping You Informed - Partnership with Parents

 Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)

 

The EYFS sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. The EYFS outlines what Early years educators, such as Chestnut Playgroup, need to do to support your child.

 

Please click here for a useful document for parents which shows what to expect during the first five years of your child's development.