12/05/202 update  - We are currently planning how to re-open safely for our children, parents and staff on June 1st. If you are already registered with us, you will receive emails updating you on this process.

Please also see Closure 4 Newsletter.

21st March 2020                                               Covid-19 Update

As you know, following Government advice, we had to close our setting on Friday 20th March, for the foreseeable future.

We will endeavour to keep in touch with you whilst we are closed, by updating our Facebook group and sending out texts and emails. The children’s key workers have been thinking up ideas and suggestions for activities and skills you can practise at home over the coming weeks and these will be sent out to you individually over the next week.

Click here for ideas and links for activities

Click here for the WSCC information on the setting closure and signposting to key information.

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.

Local Offer
Under the SEN Code of Practice 2014, pleaseclick hereto view the Penhill Playgroup Local Offer.


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Activities to do at home

Closure Newsletter 4

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