THE JOURNEY BEGINS WITH PLAY

Nurturing 2-4 year olds for almost 50 years

From the moment Potters Cross Preschool Playgroup opened its doors in 1970, it had one core vision – to provide a welcoming, calm and stimulating environment for children where they can grow to meet their full potential.

Our aim remains the same today. We believe that realising this vision begins with love and care, and this drives us to encourage our children to build friendships, develop life skills and to build the foundation of early years learning in preparation for school.

We’re a registered charity, so making money isn’t our agenda. Every single penny is reinvested back into the preschool, ensuring that our setting is the best it can be, and that our children have a truly memorable preschool experience. Expect a family feel in a lovely space, indoor and out, with mini adventures and occasional special visitors too.

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Come Visit Us!

We understand how tough the decision can be when choosing a childcare and education provider that’s right for your child and family routine. We’re all Mums ourselves and have been there and done it.

We, therefore, encourage all prospective parents and carers to visit our setting and to meet the team. Feel free to book yourself an appointment with us using the form below, or just by calling us on 07742 616192 (session time only) or 01384 878911.

Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community

Used by generation after generation for 50 years, Potters Cross Preschool Playgroup has provided 2, 3 and 4 years old children from Kinver and the surrounding areas with a friendly and fun setting, helping them to learn and to grow.

Curriculum

Personal, Social & Emotional

Children are encouraged to build relationships, learn to share and play with others, to understand and recognise feelings and build self-confidence and independence.

Physical Development

We home in on health and self-care needs, learning to control movement, working on fine motor skills, dressing and other essential personal skills.

Communication & Language

Lifelong learning begins with developing listening and conversation skills, and this is a key ingredient for us right from day one.
Plenty of fun for parents and carers too

Fuelled by the general natter at drop off/ pick up and ongoing events, we continuously witness the beginnings of great friendships and support groups between parents and carers.

There are lots of opportunities to get to know your fellow parents, including playgroup concerts, complimentary trips with the kids, the camaraderie of rummaging through bags at the jumble sales, social events, sports days and, of course, the parent-led committees of trustees and fundraisers. The fun is definitely not exclusive to the kids.

In and out and always ready for adventure

Based at the Methodist Church Hall in Kinver, South Staffordshire, we have a large indoor hall space perfect for physical activity whatever the weather, two learning rooms kitted out with age-appropriate play and learning materials and an outdoor play area.

We also love to go on mini adventures, including trips to the Rock Houses, our favourite playfield, visits to big school and frequently have visitors from fun, exciting and interesting establishments such as; the Fire Service, Police, RNLI and Vets. The visits definitely extend our topical approach to learning.

Experience like this is hard to find

We’re so proud of every one of our team and the dedication they each offer the setting. They’re fun loving, highly qualified and just adore their jobs, nurturing our playgroup and pre-schoolers the entire way.    We operate with a high ratio of staff to children as emotional wellbeing is critical to us. The team are always on hand to chat about any concerns you might have or to tell you a tale about the day.

We’re also lucky to have a number of current and past parents who come in to run small group sessions with children including music, cooking skills, PE and art projects, as well as talks about their professions and family pets.

Life skills and learning about our world

The look of sheer joy on a child’s face when they learn a new skill is so rewarding. We aim to have our children leave us ready and prepared, armed with a kit bag of tools.

We encourage pouring of milk and serving of snacks, sharing, getting dressed for PE and promoting independence.

Fuelling the desire to learn is the really fun bit as we look to the world around us.

Discovering customs and cultures, understanding weather and seasons, celebrations, senses, and dipping into nature are just the start.

Strong links to the wider community
Working with the community is a fundamental aspect of our setting, and our links are incredibly strong with the toddler group, local pre-schools, nursery and Foley Infants School, as well as flowing links to Staffordshire health and education professionals.
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What Our Families are Saying

“When I first visited I totally fell in love with the vibe of Potters. It feels different here and I immediately knew this was the place for our family.”
– Becky
“I have full confidence in the care and experience of the playgroup team. My son adores them all.”
– Pippa
“A tough start to life meant my daughter needed a little extra care when she started playgroup. I had complete confidence and trust in the team working with her care plan and was overwhelmed by the support they provided. My daughter’s independence is a direct result of these amazing ladies.”
– Sarah