Sunnyside Community Playgroup

Pre-school for children between 2 and 5 years in Berkhamsted

About Us

Sunnyside Community Playgroup is a sessional day care provider which offers the opportunity for children aged between 2 and 5 years to develop their skills, and to learn through play, whilst adhering to the pre-school curriculum for the Foundation Stage and is inspected by Ofsted.  (We are also registered to take children under the Nursery Grant Funding for 3 and 4 year old’s.)We will give your child a stimulating blend of education and fun in a nurturing environment.

We have a group of talented staff who are trained in offering specialised care for these early formative years.

The church hall we use is light and airy with extensive facilities. It has a large, well-equipped kitchen and is suitable for use and access by adults and children with disabilities. Our activities are changed and adapted each session to give a wide variety of learning experiences for the children, and we encourage both child initiated and adult led play.

We also have access to a secure outdoor play area when the weather permits. Being spacious we are able to offer physical activities such as trikes and scooters each session whilst continuing to maintain a quieter area for activities including craft, reading, role play, puzzles and construction.

At every opportunity, we have been heading down to our allotment behind the Playgroup which provides great opportunities for creative, playful learning.

The children enjoy digging, weeding and searching for new signs of growth in our small plot. We have planted potatoes, courgettes and other plants and flowers.  The children have lots of fun looking for worms and hunting for other creepy crawlies!  We have also included a quiet seating area and we are creating a sensory garden for therapeutic benefit.

The outdoors provides different opportunities for our children to seek and delight in new experiences, encourages team work and following instructions and also develops the children’s knowledge of food, nutrition and nature.

Our fundraising committee continues to secure funds to further develop our fabulous space for outdoor play, learning and relaxation.

For further information, please see our Parent Information Booklet and Frequently Asked Questions or contact us to arrange a visit and experience the happy atmosphere.