Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup

The Bishop Pavillion Main Road Grindleford Derbyshire S32 2JN

About Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup

Welcome to Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup! You can catch up with all of our exciting activities and news on All enquiries to our Supervisors, Sophie Grant and Pauline Bowman, on 07842 095402 or email them at Grindleford and Eyam Playgroup is a community-run, Peak village pre-school. We have a distinctive educational ethos based on a forward-thinking, unhurried and playful approach to early learning which is rooted in a wealth of educational best practice. We value outdoor learning as a key factor in children's development, and so we wholeheartedly embrace the rich outdoor learning environment offered by the Peak District's natural heritage − with a twice-weekly Forest School, a gardening club at local allotments and regular walks out and about. We foster the individuality of each and every one of our children, meeting them where they are and helping them to develop at the right pace for them. We never forget that our most important job is to love each and every child who walks through our door, to support them and their families, and to make sure that they love coming to pre-school. Each day offers a different experience for your child: Monday is baking and mud kitchen. After snack we go for a walk to visit the community shop. Tuesday we visit our allotment and depending on the season there is planting, weeding and harvesting to be done. Wednesday and Friday are Forest School days (for 3 year olds and over) or a Woodland Adventure (for 2 year olds). A magical morning of exploration, discovery and muddy fun. We also run a popular Mud Kitchen Toddler Group from 10-11.30am during our Friday session to allow younger children and their families to get a taste of pre-school life.

Additional information from provider

From September 2017 our fees are increasing as follows: For children of two to three years up to the term following their third birthday: £3.85 per hour . For children of three years upwards − from the term following their third birthday: £4.40 per hour (this charge only applies to any hours over the free entitlement). We accept workplace childcare vouchers. The government has set up a new Childcare Choices website bringing together information about all childcare offers in one place. To find out more about new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours − two new offers being introduced gradually throughout 2017. You can check your eligibility at - please note access to the system is being staggered and is based on your child's date of birth. You can start claiming the additional hours the term following the date on which you receive your eligibility code.

This provider is registered to provide the free nursery education for two, three and four year olds.

Opening times

Open during

Term Time

Opening times

  • Mon (09:30 - 12:30)
  • Tue (09:00 - 15:00)
  • Wed (09:00 - 15:00)
  • Fri (09:30 - 13:30)
  • £4.25 per Hour
Age Groups

Caters for the following age groups

2 years To 5 years
Special Needs area of experience

Allergies, Asthma, Challenging behaviours,

Vacancy notes

Please complete an application form to be added to our waiting list. Forms can be collected from setting or submitted online on our website: From September 2017, this provider offers up to 30 hours free early education for 3 and 4 year olds. Please contact the provider for further details.

Location map

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