“Learning to play, playing to learn”
At Pink Panther Playgroup we aspire to become a centre of excellence capable of continuous improvement and renowned for providing an environment which is child -centred, inclusive and forward-looking. We aim to establish a culture of partnership between the children, parents, staff and local community to ensure high quality learning and teaching. Read more
Pink Panther Playgroup is a committee run playgroup which provides quality care and education for children aged 3-5 years in a relaxed, caring environment by experienced, qualified staff. We look forward to getting to know you and your child and you will be invited to visit the playgroup in the term before your child starts. This will help your child to become familiar with the playroom and the adults and children who will be with them when they start playgroup.The time when a child starts playgroup is usually a very exciting time for them but can also be a very anxious time for parents as their child takes their first steps into independence. This pack introduces you to much of what happens in playgroup in a general way but also provides you with the practical information you will need on a day to day basis.
As parents, you are the prime educators of your child, therefore we welcome and encourage parent’s involvement within the playgroup.
Effective communication between parents and playgroup staff is vitally important to provide the best possible care for your child. There will be daily opportunities for you to chat informally with staff as you arrive and leave playgroup and we also encourage parents to stay and play by arrangement and to come with us on trips. This will help you to develop a better understanding of the type of play and learning your child experiences at playgroup.
In the playgroup we hope to play our part by treating your child as an individual and by offering them a range of experiences and activities which meet all areas of The Curriculum for Excellence. Your child will be introduced to early maths, reading and writing skills and health and wellbeing. These activities are delivered in a fun, relaxed way allowing your child to learn naturally through play, at their own pace.