Chesterton Playgroup
About Us

Chesterton Playgroup Chesterton Playgroup is held in Chesterton Village Hall, serving the children of Bicester, Bucknell, Chesterton, Middleton Stoney, Wendlebury, Weston on the Green and beyond. If you are looking for a friendly day time child care solution in a picturesque village setting then please contact us to arrange a visit.

Chesterton Playgroup was first established in 1974. We cater for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. We provide a warm friendly environment where children can play, learn and discover with innovative up to date technology, equipment and traditional toys. As a charitable organisation, we are financed by fees, the Early years education funded scheme and fund-raising events.

We believe that children should grow, learn and develop in a stimulating, friendly, caring and safe environment where each child is treated as an individual.

We have a minimum of three trustees who are volunteers and oversee the running of playgroup. Without the Trustees the playgroup could not run.

Our staff liaise closely with our local school, Chesterton C of E Primary and we often arrange visits between ourselves and the Foundation class at the school.

It may interest you to know how satisfied our children’s parents are with the playgroup, here are some quotes from our current parents:

We are all so happy with every aspect of the playgroup I can't praise its achievements enough. If only the rest of the world could perform so well we would be all better off.

Chesterton playgroup is fantastic. The staff are brilliant with all the children and parents.

Loved all the topics/sound/letter of the week this year. My child really got into it. You are all brilliant. We are so lucky to have such a kind caring professional team here in Chesterton!

It is useful to have dedicated time to ask about my child (parent meetings). While all staff are free to be approached throughout the term, it is nice to have time to talk without rushing out the door

We are so pleased our child has joined you. She loves nursery and we've seen her come on leaps and bounds in the last month (since she started)

My child has been very well looked after during his time at playgroup over the last two and a half years. I’m very impressed with the professional, caring and personal care that he (and I) have received.

My child's key worker has been great with my child and she is very comfortable in her company. All the staff too help comfort my child when she is having a ‘bad’ morning and won’t let me leave. I always know she has a great time at playgroup.

Chesterton Playgroup            The Village Hall            Alchester Road            Chesterton            Oxfordshire            OX26 1UN
Contact Details Julia Shillito and Claire Hall 01869 360593 (Playgroup Manager Team)

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