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22/06/2020 The Playgroup is awaiting further Government Guidace about how we will be able to operate in September, but based on how the groups are working now, we are pleased to say that we do have spaces available for the 15 hours Free Entitlement. If you are interested in a space for your child, please contact Katie on 01903 767513 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Although we are not able to offer show arounds or settling visits this term, we hope to put more information and photos on our website to give you a flavour of what we do.

01/06/2020 - We are now open Monday to Friday 8.55am - 12.05pm. We have divided our Playgroup into two groups, Blue Group (our older children) and Red Group (our younger children) and are pleased to be able to offer the full 15 hours Free Entitlement to those that have requested it.

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Click here for the WSCC information about the phased re-opening of settings (22/05/2020)


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.

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Under the SEN Code of Practice 2014, please  click here  to view the Penhill Playgroup Local Offer.


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