Confidence

Our sessions are planned so that the children can choose from a range of fun and stimulating activities to encourage their independence and build confidence in their abilities.

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Encouragement

We give time and attention to each child and talk with them about their interests and activities. We encourage the children in our care to explore their interests and be adventurous safely.

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Active Learning

Children enjoy a wide range of role play and small world resources. They often get the chance to cook and bake. Painting is an ever popular activity and the book corner is well loved

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Welcome to the Hutton Cranswick Playgroup website…

Hutton Cranswick Playgroup was established in 1969 in the Methodist Hall in Cranswick and we are still here today! Over the years we have seen many changes and have grown and developed to provide sessions for children aged two-and-a-half to five years, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

In October 2017 Playgroup achieved a good report from the Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).

Hutton Cranswick Playgroup is a registered charity – Registered Charity Number 1034331 – run by trustees who are elected every year at the Annual General Meeting. The trustees are responsible for decision making, fundraising and adhering to Ofsted policies. In addition we have a fundraising committee who organise events to raise much needed funds.

HAPPY & SAFE CHILDREN

“I really enjoy playgroup. I like playing on the caterpillar and love it when Erika makes us dens to play in.” ~ Cohen, aged 4

CARING & NUTURING

“One of our primary reasons for choosing the village was so that our son could attend Hutton Cranswick playgroup/pre-school. The care and learning the children receive is outstanding.”

What We Offer

The Playgroup operates during term time only and follows the same
termly dates as Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School.

Playgroup & Pre-School

We currently offer two sessions to the younger children (playgroup) and five sessions to the older children (pre-school). Each session is 3 hours.
When your child turns 2½ years old they can start in playgroup. They will then move up to the pre-school as a year group in the September after they turn 3.

It may be possible for your child to attend both pre-school and
playgroup sessions, subject to availability. Please discuss this with
the playgroup manager.

Our sessions are planned so that the children can choose from a range of fun and stimulating activities to encourage their independence and build confidence in their abilities. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and larger group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. We give time and attention to each child and talk with them about their interests and activities. We encourage the children in our care to explore their interests and be adventurous safely.

The children enjoy a wide range of role play and small world resources. They often get the chance to cook and bake. Painting is an ever popular activity and the book corner is well loved, be it reading alone or sharing a story with a friend, adult, in a small or large group. Our remote controlled talking turtles created great excitement amongst all the children upon their arrival!

What Parents Say

“I love playgroup. I like playing in the mud kitchen, book corner and like playing with the water. Playgroup makes me feel happy and I love having dinner there on Thursdays. I like learning my letters with Lainey and I like doing paintings and drawings. My favourite letter is Maisy mountain.” Evie, aged 4