About Us

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Wheathampstead Playgroup is a community-based preschool providing early years education for the children of the village.  We aim to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment where learning is achieved through play.  This enables the children to follow a curriculum structured around the Government's Early Years Foundation Stage ("EYFS").


The Playgroup is open to all children in the community and we welcome children with special needs (see Admissions Policy).  A healthy eating policy is followed at Playgroup.  

Established in 1980, Wheathampstead Playgroup is registered with Ofsted, is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, has achieved the 2013 Herts Quality Standards Award (HQS). 


The Playgroup is a registered charity (reg. charity no. 1118728) and it is incorporated as a company, Wheathampstead Playgroup Limited (no. 5958735). It is run by Trustees and volunteering parents known as 'Friends of Playgroup'.


In January 2011, Wheathampstead Playgroup moved from a church hall to new, purpose-built premises on Nurseries Road.

Upcoming Events

The Friends of Playgroup are currently working together to come up with ideas for upcoming events.... 

We will keep you posted of dates for your diaries!