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About Us

Holbrook Playgroup has been running for many years by committed, caring and qualified staff. Their primary aims are to offer a secure, friendly and stimulating environment which promotes learning through play for every pre-school child in their care.

Each child is given the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Activities are designed to stimulate the child’s creativity and imagination, extend the child’s understanding of the world around them, develop language and listening skills, learn to work in groups and to respect and value people from all backgrounds. They have a lot of fun too.

Holbrook Playgroup is affiliated to the Pre-School Learning Alliance and is regularly inspected by Social Services and Ofsted. All Health and Safety Guidelines as required by Ofsted Early Years are followed.

A full copy of all our policies and procedures is available for parents to view.


Caterpillar club-

As you know, preparing your child for primary school is an emotional time, so we like to help your caterpillars blossom into butterflies that are ready for school. Caterpillar club is held during the last 12 weeks of pre-school, and is on Friday afternoons. We cover all areas of your child's learning and provide new activities every week. forest walkforest walk

For those of you that have younger children that are not going to school in September, we have another club also held at the setting called 'The bumblebees' during those Friday afternoons.The children explore their senses and get involved in new creative activities so that they are not missing out on any of the fun!


Ofsted Report

View our OFSTED Report here

Download Our Leaflet

30 Hours Free Childcare

We are please to be able to offer up to 30 free hours of childcare, please see attached leaflet for further information and eligibility requirements.

15 Hours Free Childcare for 2 year olds

Jo Springall 

(Level 5 childcare practitioner/ Setting Manager)


'I live in Holbrook and have 2 children of my own that are now

at University. I have been a brownie leader for a few

years now, and have worked in childcare for over 20 years.'

 Danielle Rogers

(Level 2 childcare practitioner/ Deputy Setting Manager)


 'I have three children of my own, and in my spare time I enjoy

going to the gym and swimming.'

 Jenny Abbott

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner - Third in charge)


'I enjoy spending time with my family and baking lots of

delicious treats. I live in Holbrook, so I like to take my dog 

for walks around the village.'

 Chloe Ripp

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner apprentice)


'I live in Holbrook and I have lots of different animals;

sometimes I bring in reptiles for the children to see. When I'm

not with my animals I am spending time with my nieces and nephews.'

 Polly Fyfe

(Level 3 Childcare practitioner)


'I joined the team earlier this year and when I'm not caring for

the children at the Pre-school, I am spending time

with my many nieces and nephews or riding my bicycle.

 Nikki Brunning

(Catering manager & club assistant)


 'I have 2 children of my own and when I am not entertaining the

children in the BC and ASC with baking and arts activities, I am preparing 

food for the children at pre-school.'

 Nicky Low

(Pre-school business manager)


'I have been working for the Pre-school since January 2015 and deal with

all the different aspects of Office Management. I have 2 daughters and enjoy

taking my cocker spaniel Bella for long walks in the countryside.'