Wheathampstead Playgroup operates Monday -Friday, during school term times only.


We recommend that all children attend a minimum of two three-hour sessions per week.

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08:40 - 11:40

£19.50 From Sept 2121

Lunchtime Session

11:40 - 12:10

£5.75 from Sept 2021

If you wish your child to attend a lunchtime session, they must also attend the morning and/or afternoon session that day. The lunchtime session cannot be booked on its own.

(A packed lunch must be provided.)


12:10 - 15:10

£19.50 from Sept 2021

Full Day

08:40 - 15:10

£44.75 from Sept 2021

Nursery Link

11:30 - 15:10

£32.00 from Sept 2021

Includes collection from Beech Hyde Nursery at the end of their session, followed by the lunchtime and afternoon sessions at Playgroup.

(A packed lunch must be provided.)

Additional Information

The fees shown above were correct at the time of publication (May 2021) but may be subject to increase. 


As part of the Hertfordshire County Council support scheme, families in receipt of certain benefits or tax credits may be able to apply for funding for their 2 year old child to attend Playgroup, provided that they meet certain other criteria.  Please ask for the latest information. This funding can start at the beginning of the term after the child's second birthday.


In addition, the government now provides funding for all 3 and 4 year old children to attend Playgroup.  It is available from the term after the child's third birthday (cut off dates are:  31st March, 31st August and 31st December).


Under both schemes, children are entitled to 15 hours funded time in a setting. However, this amount of time cannot be guaranteed in one setting as it depends upon availability of spaces. It can be shared across two or more settings. We also accept the 30 hours funding for 3 and 4 year olds.