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

From September 2018 sessions run from 9.15am to 12.15pm Tuesdays and Fridays and 9.15am to 2.45pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 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.

Click here for a copy of the Current Prospectus

Click here for information on Current Vacancies

These are the available opening hours





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. Staff keep up to date with current good practice for early years playgroups and nursery settings.


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 2018 / 2019


Spring Term 2018

Thursday 4th Jan until Wednesday 28th March April

(Half term Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February)

End of term service and family picnic Wednesday 28th March at 11.30am


Summer Term 2018

Monday 16th April until Friday 20th July

(Half term Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June)

End of term service Friday 20th July at 11.30am


Autumn Term 2018

Tuesday 4th September until Monday 17th December

(Half term Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October)

End of term service Friday 14th December at 11.30am

End of term party Monday 17th December


Spring Term 2019

Monday 7th January until Friday 5th April

(Half term Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February)

End of term service Friday 5th April at 11.30am


Summer Term 2019

Tuesday 23rd April until Friday 19th July

(Half term Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May)

End of term service Friday 19th July at 11.30am