The Riverside Playgroup


Our Playgroup has been operating within the beautiful grounds of York house Gardens for 15+ years. We are registered by Social Services and regularly inspected by Ofsted, for which our latest result is 'Good'. You can view our most recent report here.

Our aim is to provide our children with opportunities to promote and support their development in a safe, stimulating and caring environment. Our guiding principle is, and will always be, that the best way for children to learn is through play. We have 12 staff who are all suitably trained, checked and qualified in different areas of child care. 

We follow the Early Years Curriculum which covers Personal and Social Development, Literacy, Communication and Language, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design and Physical Development. 

We are open on Monday and Thursday from 9:00am - 3:35pm, and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am - 12:05pm. Our charge is £18.50 per morning session or £40.50 for all day Monday and Thursday. Sessions can be individually tailored to your requirements.