We are pleased to announce that we currently (January 2022) have spaces available every day for children aged two and a half or older, including for the 15 hours Free Entitlement for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and can offer up to 15 hours of Extended Free Entitlement.
"I really appreciate Penhill for being the most fun-loving early education setting any child could have...you have played a massive part in my family's life" Parent, July 2020
" I love going to the park", Child Leaver 2021
"My boys really enjoyed their time here. Staff are absolutely amazing and have made such a huge impact on their lives and helped to bring both boys out of their shell. Thank you." Parent, July 2021
"I love it all" Child Leaver, 2021
"We love how welcoming the staff always are" Parent, July 2021
"Playing with my friends makes me happy at (play)school" Child Leaver 2021
"Thank you for making Penhill such a lovely setting. It is the only nursery (my child) has really enjoyed being at. (His) confidence has really grown since he has been with you" Parent, 2020
Penhill Playgroup is OFSTED inspected and a Registered Provider under the West Sussex County Council Early Childhood Service for Free Entitlement (Early Years Provision) for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. We can accommodate up to 30 children per session aged between two and a half and five years old.The children are cared for by qualified staff with a ratio of one staff member to eight children for 3 and 4 year olds and one staff member to four children for 2 year olds.
At Penhill Playgroup, we aim to make pre-school fun and to equip the children with the necessary skills of caring and sharing, learned through interaction with other children.
A wide range of activities are offered to satisfy curious minds, including painting, water play, glueing, playdough, chalking, crayoning, sand pit, role-play, and many creative projects. We aim to encourage children to explore and learn through play and direction using equipment provided. There is a home corner to give children an opportunity for imaginative play and children are encouraged to use the book corner. There is time set aside daily for songs, rhymes and stories and on most fine days the children spend time outside with a variety of tricycles and wheeled toys, to develop gross motor skills.
Under the SEN Code of Practice 2014, please click here to view the Penhill Playgroup Local Offer.