Play Group

Leader: Mrs Rebecca Tipping
Downend Folk House Assn., Lincombe Barn, Overndale Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 2RW
Telephone: 01179 568637
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Pre-school for ages 2.5 years to rising 5’s

We have 2.5 hour sessions, 3 hour sessions and whole day sessions. These sessions can be taken in various times during the day, they are as follows:
9.15 to 11.45am, 9.15 am to 12.15pm, 9.15am to 2.45pm or 11.45am to 2.45pm or 12.15 pm to 2.45pm.
We have 26 places per session
Hours – Morning 9.15 – 11.45 am Afternoon times 12.15 to 2.45pm, Term Times Only
For children who are 3 years old charge is £4.50 per hour and for children under 3 £4.75 payable half termly in advance.

We accept 2 year old funding and 3 year old 30 hour funding for eligible children as well as the universal 15 hours for 3 and 4 year olds.

Lincombe Barn Playgroup runs five days per week with highly qualified staff with NVQ/Diplomas level 3 and 4.

Lincombe Barn Playgroup has the use of a marvellous quality building, including outdoor area and has access to the nearby park and woods. We also have the benefit of a qualified staff member who holds Forest School Training Level 3, giving us the opportunity to investigate the woods further.

Staff meet on a regular basis to plan and evaluate the curriculum, which is planned to meet the children’s needs and offer opportunities to extend their learning potential, which is implemented through In the Moment Planning.

The playgroup has been awarded Makaton Friendly Status from the Makaton Charity. This is aimed to recognise organisations that currently use Makaton in a simple, informal way to make Makaton users feel welcome and enable them to access services within their community.