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Bridge Village Playgroup

Bridge Village Playgroup is  short distance from Canterbury, and provides sessional activities for 2 to 5 year olds in a frendly and welcoming setting.

Activities include visits to our allotment and near by recreation ground, also bus trips to Canterbury, woods and the sea side.

Playgroup staff want the time spent with us to be happy and rewarding, we strongly believe that children learn through play and example.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Pinnington
Contact Position

Where to go

Bridge Village Playgroup
Bridge Village Hall
High Street

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:30
Tuesday 09:00 15:30
Wednesday 09:00 12:00
Thursday 09:00 12:00
Friday 09:00 12:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.25 Per hour
£3.00 Per lunch
£15.75 Per session
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
We have a few spaces remaining for the start of the Autumn term
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 24
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 4 4
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Music, Reading, Refreshments, Cookery, Books, Dressing Up, Dance, See-Saw, Themed Sessions, Kitchen, Bike, Songs, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Trampoline, Climbing Frame, Stories, Visits and Outings, Garden
Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
22/03/2011Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
23/03/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
10/05/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

we are registered for 30hr free entitlement but only when sessions are avalible.

Service status


Local Offer


Each child at Bridge Village Playgroup has a key person who takes a special interest in individual children and is a point of contact for parents. They will help them to settle in when they start and give them any extra support they might need in their time with us. They do regular observations and plan for their progress and development.

We are a small setting and pride ourselves on our friendly approach and easy accessibility for parents/carers. We have a lot of siblings and build up a good relationship with families.

Playgroup has a named SENCO who will support and guide parents if required.  They attend Lift meetings, up date training and contact outside agencies and services when required.

Playgroup has disabled access/toilet.

Activites and resources are planed around children who have additional/special educational needs in consultation with thier parents/carers. 

Special Needs Support

Each child has a progress/development diary which charts their progress through Playgroup, observations are carried out at each session the child attends and any concerns are documented.

Parents are consulted with input from the childs key person and SENCO should it be required. Parents are able to raise any concerns they may have at any time with their childs Keperson/SENCO/Manager.

The SENCO will contact any outside agencies the are required such as Health Visitor and Speech and Language. The SENCO will also attend LIFT/SEND meeting if funding for extra support is require.

Parents/carers are encouraged to talk to their childs key person if the have any concerns or are anxious about any part of their childs development on entry to Playgroup. 

Any arrangements, planning, resources, funding, support will be coordinated  by the childs Key person with support from Playgroups SENCO.

Parents/carers can ask for meetings at any point in their childs time at Playgroup.

Parent/carers will receive progress/development diary's 3 times a year (including 2yr check) and any further updates or information at any time.




Activities and resources will be made available for each child needs. Listening to parents/carers as to strategies/ actions that work well at home.

Such as small group activities or one to one sessions, planed to help with a need or difficulty a child may have. such as bouncing on a trampoline for a child with balance difficulties and putting beads into a pot with tongs for a child with small motor needs.

Allowing children to attend flexible hours were possible(leaving early/ starting early having a rest session)

Staff are learning Makaton, and attend any other relevant training. 

Key person/SENCO will make regular reports on progress to parents and Parents can speak to Key person/ SENCO at any suitable time.

Any actions/planning that is used at home can be implemented at our setting and anything working well in the setting can be reported back to parents and carers to try at home.

All planning/ routines/ activities will be discussed with parents and carers for their input.

Any relevant training/ resources or information will be made available to parents and carers

The SENCO will liaise will outside agencies such as the Specialist Teacher and Learning Service, Speech and Language therapists.

Also they can get support\ make a referral and funding through the Local Inclusion Team Forum.

Playgroup has a SEND police and procedure that is up dated yearly, or on advise.

A childs Key person will monitor their progress, completing a 2yr check a the appropriate time. 

Their progress/ development document is completed 3 times a year and shared with parents/carers.

This can be more frequent if children have additional needs

Our setting is inclusive and no children are excluded from activities because of their needs.

Extra resources such as staff and equipment can be provided so all children can take part in activities and outings.

Staff can attend training or access information that might benefit a child with additional needs or SEND

Our setting has disabled access and toilet, activities can take place at a suitable hight etc. for children in wheelchairs. 

SENCO is able to (and has) close links with the local School SENCO, and will liaise with them and parents/cares for the best transition to School (or other setting).

Including visits, reports and coordinating outside agencies support.

Polices and procedure are up dated annually, any relevant information or new procedures will be included and up dated.

SENCO attends training and LIFT meetings 

Setting has regular staff meetings.

Parents have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire after setting in and the term before their child leaves.

Mary Daw.

Parents/carers can give feed back to staff at anytime and this is welcome. 

Questionnaires are sent out after settling in and the term before their child leaves. These are monitored and any actions are followed up and reported back to parents/carers.


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