Barton Playgroup meets in the grounds of Barton Church of England Primary School. We have very strong links with the school but operate independently of them. A lot of children leave the Playgroup and go on to attend the school.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and each child is assessed  and encouraged to progress at their own pace. We are inspected and approved by OFSTED.

More details of our overall principles and philosophies and details of how we operate are outlined in our Prospectus.

Funding and Fees

Children receive payments from The Early Years Education Funding Scheme for the term after the one in which their third birthday falls. Each child is entitled to 15 hours of funding, which they are free to use at two settings.

For those that are too young to receive funding, we charge a fee for each session and Lunch Club attended. The cost for a three-hour session is £13.50, this will increase £14.00 in January 2021, and Lunch Club is £5.50.

There is a non-refundable booking fee of £50 to secure your child’s place. If this would prove to be a problem, please talk to a member of staff in confidence. This would not apply to those in receipt of Two Year Funding.

If you are interested in joining in the fun, our registration form can be downloaded here. You can also give us a call to arrange a visit, we’d love the opportunity to show you around.