Goslings Playgroup is open every weekday during school term time except for polling days, Bank Holidays and occasional inset days.

Morning sessions run from 8.45am to 11.45am. Afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm to 3.00pm, apart from Fridays when we finish at 11.45 am.  Children attend for 2½ hour sessions or 3 hour sessions.

Please note:

  • We are not permitted to admit children before the start time
  • We ask that you collect your child promptly as they may become upset if not collected on time
  • Please inform us if your child is to be collected by another person
  • Our Uncollected Child Policy is available upon request

A small lunch club is run between the morning and afternoon sessions with places subject to availability.


Term Dates

Autumn Term

Half Term            Monday 28 October to 1 November 2019

Term Ends           Wednesday 18 December 2019


Spring Term

Term Starts          Tuesday 7 January 2020

Half Term             Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2010

Term Ends            Friday 3 April 2020


Summer Term


Term Starts       Monday 20 April 2020

May Day             Monday 4 May 2020

Half Term           Monday 25 to Friday 29 May 2020

Term Ends         Friday 20 July 2020




What do Ofsted think?

The well-qualified staff team has effective relationships with parents, carers and other professionals.

The topics below cover important information for parents about our playgroup. If you have further questions or would like to arrange a visit, please Contact Us – we look forward to hearing from you!

Goslings Playgroup Access:

Car parking is not allowed in the Whitehill School car park as this is used for school staff only. Please use our fenced walkway leading from Whitehill Road to our building and for security, please remember to close both gates.

Process to Apply:

To apply for a place for your child at Goslings Playgroup, please visit our Contact Us page. There are a number of ways you may contact us to arrange a convenient time to visit:

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Complete and submit our feedback form
  • Post

A map of our location is provided for directions.

Once initial contact has been made, a visit to the playgroup will be arranged where you will be able to meet the staff, observe a live session and have a tour of our facilities. An application form must then be completed. Subject to availability of places, we will then contact you soon after to confirm acceptance.

Parents / Carers Starter Pack:

Once your child has been accepted for admission a starter pack will be provided that includes a registration form, policy documents and important information about the playgroup.


Gosling Playgroup session fees are a competitive hourly rate and are reviewed annually.  Please call 01462 622662 for the current fees. Payment should be made in advance at the beginning of each half term. Funded children will be billed for any extras or lunches on a per-term basis.

Please note: if your child is absent at any time, sessions fees are still payable, as running expenses remain the same. Failure to pay will result in your child'€™s place being relinquished. Where funding is not received, standard fees will apply.

Goslings printed T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are available to purchase for your child. Please speak to a member of staff for further details.

Funding for 3 and 4 year olds:

Nursery Education Funding is available for 3 and 4 year old children for their playgroup sessions the term after their third birthday (not the term in which they are three).


Parental Involvement

As parents and carers, you are valued and respected

We will keep you informed, consulted and included in all aspects of the playgroup and your child’s development.

We recognise the important role you play in helping your child to learn and develop.

You may have access to any records or assessments that involve your own child and are warmly welcomed to attend or help with playgroup sessions. We also encourage you to become active members of the playgroup committee and to offer ideas and suggestions for improvement. Questionnaires are sent out periodically to ask for feedback and comments.