Mayflower Playgroup

Mayflower Playgroup is part of the church and as a Christian playgroup we aim to maintain a distinctively Christian ethos and to provide regular teaching about the Christian faith. However we welcome children into the playgroup of all faiths, with no requirements for church attendance.



We also value each child and aim to provide equal opportunity for the development and growth in self-confidence of each child regardless of their race, religion or beliefs.

OFSTED_good_logo3The Mayflower is Ofsted inspected. The most recent inspection under the criteria for September 2015 rated Mayflower as “good” with many positive comments from the inspector.

You can read the latest report (January 2016) by clicking here

You can read a previous report from 2011 by clicking here and also another report from our time at St Wilfrid’s by clicking here.

We also fulfil requirements for the “The Local Offer” which you can read about by clicking here

Our sessions run from 9.15 to 12.15am on weekdays during term time. We maintain a ratio of at least one member of our caring and experienced staff to every eight children, with more staff if there are children under 3 present.



We have a ‘child-centred’ approach to learning, planned around a child’s individual needs and interests and informed by regular observational assessment.

We use the ‘EYFS’ (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework. The EYFS sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.


For further information or to enquire about your child joining Mayflower Playgroup, please contact:

Caroline Nicholls (Supervisor)

Tel: 07713 117 878 (messages will be heard!)


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Term Dates 2016 – 2017

Summer Term 2016

Monday 11th April until Friday 15th July

(Half term Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June)

End of term service Friday 15th July at 11.30am


Autumn Term 2016

Monday 5th September 2016 until Friday 16th December

(Half term Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October)

End of term service Friday 16th December at 11.30am


Spring Term 2017

Tuesday 3rd Jan until Friday 7th April

(Half term Monday 20th February to Friday 24th February)

End of term service Friday 7th April at 11.30am


Summer Term 2017

Monday 24th April until Friday 14th July

(Half term Monday 29th May to Friday 2rd June)

End of term service Friday 14th July at 11.30am

(Correct as of April 2016)