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play. create. educate.

quality childcare in the cotswolds

 

Guiting Power Pre-School Playgroup provides a safe, caring environment for children, run by qualified, experienced staff and a voluntary committee of local business people and parents.

 

At Guiting Power Pre-School Playgroup we aim to provide quality child care and Pre- School education for children from 2 to 5 years, with an emphasis on learning through play, set in a beautiful, spacious and well equipped Old School Building and benefits from having a lovely safe, large playground in the heart of Guiting Power.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating, caring and safe environment through play and exploration. We follow the principles laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and work under the EYFS guidelines, meaning your child will find plenty to interest and challenge them.

Full and part time places are available. Term time only. We accept Government funding for 2 3 and 4 year olds.

 

Phone

01451 851742

 

Location

Old School Building
Church Lane
Guiting Power
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
Gl54 5TX

 

Hours

9am - 12pm  
9am - 2pm
9am - 3pm 

Optional 8.30am early club

Available Monday- Friday term time only


 
Thank you for helping both my girls grow and develop over the years. You all should be proud of this place and your parts in it.
— Monica Farthing
 

about us


 

We consider ourselves to be a central part of the village community. We have close links with Temple Guiting Primary School, Cold Aston Primary School and the local farm where we enjoy visits from the lambs or walk around the local fields to watch the sheep being sheared and to paddle in the river.

Your child will receive generous attention due to our commitment to provide higher than recommended staff to child ratio. All children are welcome and respected as individuals. Together with parents and carers, we aim to help each child to develop their full potential. We believe children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure.

We promote positive attitudes towards learning as well as to support opportunities for social, emotional and personal development. We provide a freely structured environment for learning through play and a range of stimulating activities to develop confidence and encourage cooperation.

As a close knit team, we are able to identify and meet the individual needs of every child ensuring they enjoy an enriching experience and are prepared and excited to make the transition to ‘big school’. All children are valued equally at Guiting Power Pre-School Playgroup.

 

 
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Every occasion you go out of your way to make special. We now have cards, artwork and photographs that have become our treasures.
— Hayley Davidson-Smith
 
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Stay and Play


The group runs on Friday mornings 9.30-11.30 (term time only). It is open to all children aged 0-2 and any carers: Mums, Dads, Grandparents, and Childminders etc. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

The Stay and Play group has access to the wide range of equipment used by the Playgroup including a home corner, craft supplies and a good selection of age appropriate toys and books. The group is a great place to come and meet other parents and carers, enjoy a coffee and biscuit. The first session is free and the costs thereafter are as follows: £3 per session (1 adult and 2 children)

These prices include drink, fruit and biscuits for both adults and children. Many of the children who come to the toddler group also attend the playgroup when old enough, with the familiarity of the building and the staff making this an easier transition.

Thank you for being a huge part of Emily’s early years where you have helped her learn so much. She’s always come home with a smile on her face.
— Liz Moore
 

Extra activities


Boogie beats

Boogie Beats

Music and movement classes that are energetic and fun. It combines music, song and dance to give children a structured and enjoyable learning and development experience.

Dates

6th & 20th September

4th & 18th October

1st & 15th November

13th December

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Supa Strikers

This popular session run by football coaches and supported by our staff team, teaches core football skills to help develop movement and coordination, as well as an awareness of shapes, colours and numbers. Supa Strikers also encourages social skills such as listening, sharing and teamwork.

Dates

12th & 26th September

10th & 31st October

7th & 21st November

5th December

Forest School Sessions

Forest school promotes all aspects of children’s development and can even add new benefits that learning in a classroom doesn’t offer.  It also allows children to be physically active throughout the duration of their lesson, enjoying the fresh air and the new experiences the outdoors can offer. 

Dates

14th & 28th September

12th October

9th & 23rd November

7th December  

 

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Dates and Times


Term Dates

Term 1:
Tues 5th Sept – Fri 20th Oct 2017

Term 2:
Mon 30th Oct - Fri 15th Dec 2017

Term 3:
Wed 3rd Jan - Fri 9th Feb 2018

Term 4:
Mon 19th Feb - Thu 29th Mar 2018

Term 5:
Mon 16th Apr - Fri 25th May 2018

Term 6:
Mon 4th Jun – Fri 20th Jul 2018


Sessions

9am-12pm

9am-2pm

9am-3pm

Commencing September 2017

Optional start for early club 8.30am

Available Monday- Friday term time only

 

Fees and Prices


Fees

9am - 3pm Monday to Friday

sessions available are 9am-12pm, 9am-2pm or 9am-3pm

Optional start at 8.30am Monday to Friday charged @ £2.50 up to every hour half

Late pick ups charged @ £2.50 up to every half hour.

Early Years Funding

Government funding for 2,  3 and 4 year olds available.

All children who are over 3 years old by the 1st September will be entitled to 15 hours free childcare.

If your child is now 3 or over please bring in your National Insurance Number so that you can fill in the declaration form.

Children who are eligible for 30 hours please bring in the code you received. 

 

Uniform

Jumpers £10

T-Shirts £7

Backpack £10

(Non-compulsory)


Extra Curricular Activities

Boogie Beats £4

Supa Strikers £4

Forest School £3


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Contact Us


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Phone

01451 851742

Location

Old School Building
Church Lane
Guiting Power
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
Gl54 5TX