Chepstow Leisure Centre Playgroup has been part of the local community since 1980. All of our staff, or ‘Big Tall Ladies’ as they are known to the children, have seen their own children attend the Playgroup, which is part of what makes it so special here.
We encourage all children to reach their full potential, both emotionally and intellectually, and to become confident and curious explorers with a love for learning. Most importantly, children learn to thrive in a social group and become ready for the transition to primary school.
The group is English speaking, but we celebrate Welsh festivals and promote the Welsh language, encouraging children to use Welsh words within their daily routine.
As a committee run playgroup, parents have an active voice and opportunity to get involved, giving you a unique opportunity to shape your child’s experiences at this crucial stage in their development.
We have an open-door policy which creates a friendly, relaxed environment, and parents/carers are encouraged to come and see us with any suggestions, questions or concerns.
We are based in the community room of Chepstow Leisure Centre and have two outdoor spaces within the grounds which we use whatever the weather!
During each session we transform the community room into a chid centred space to facilitate high quality early years care and education.
Monday - Thursday
9.30 - 12.00
during term time
Our outdoor paved area is a great space for ride-on toys and imaginative play with a mud kitchen, sandpit, planting area and wooden playhouse.
Our ‘forest garden’ is where we go to connect with nature, toast snacks on campfires, play in the mud kitchen, or grow vegetables in our vegetable patch.
In addition to our indoor and outdoor environments, we also make regular trips into the community to help children understand that learning occurs beyond the playgroup setting.
We visit Chepstow library, museum, a local nursing home, the Dell primary school, and take walks in the woods next to the leisure centre.
We also have visits from important people in our community, such as GPs, police, and local charities such as the food bank and Monmouthshire Upcycling, to talk to the children about what they do.