Blacklands Playgroup is privately owned and is registered under Ofsted. It has 2 big, airy rooms and a fully enclosed outdoor area.
The playgroup offers a wide range of activities including home corner, books, construction, cooking, music, bikes, climbing frame, painting, drawing, water play, sand science, I.C.T. (computers), dressing up, buggies, garage farm, dolls etc.
My son has been regularly going to Blacklands Playgroup for almost two years. My son thoroughly enjoys his time spent there. He has learnt a lot from his time there. The staff are always welcoming, helpful and willing to help both my son and myself. Communication is excellent throughout. I have never had an issue with my child's care. They make learning fun. I have always felt happy and comfortable with my son attending. Activities are frequently changed and well thought out. They have been brilliant with toilet training. I cannot find a fault in their care. Blacklands Playgroup to anyone looking for a wonderful place to send their child.
My child has really enjoyed her time at nursery. She looks forward to going to nursery in the mornings and has made some good friends. She has built her confidence up at nursery in meeting new people and trying new things. The staff at nursery have always been approachable and they are a strong team together.
My child has gained confidence. She enjoys her time at playschool. She now takes interest in cooking because that's one of her favourite things to do at playschool.
My child has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Blacklands Playgroup. She looks forward to coming each session, and always leaves with a smile on her face. She has made a lot of friends and good friendships here. She adores the staff who are all very caring and have close bonds with the children. [Child] will be very sad to leave and she has formed strong relationsips with pupils and staff. The Playgroup have helped nurture [child] into a confident, friendly, prepared-for-big-school little girl. I thank all of Blacklands Playgroup for their hard work and dedication to my daughter. Thank you.
We believe that [child] has made great progress in the last two years. She has made good improvement in her communications skill and will have a detailed conversation with us, asking questions and giving us feedback if required. She has benefited from playgroup as she has grown from two years old to a little girl ready for school. She enjoys playgroup as demonstrated in her conversations with us, in her pretend play (role play and dressing up) and singing songs at home. We can see that numbers, writing her name and understanding books are coming and this is continually being encouraged at playgroup and also at home.
My children aged 13, 10 and 4 have all attended Blacklands Playgroup, and all three have loved it. They have learnt a wide range of skills and now are doing very well at school. Never have they said they don't want to go in. Having known all the staff for nearly 11 years I can now recommend the nursery to others. The staff are very honest which I like and are down to earth. I will miss all the staff very much and I know my youngest will as well.
I feel that [child] has benefited so much from playgroup such as social skills and learning lots of cooking, songs and counting. We always talk about his days and he never has a bad word to say about his friends or teachers of activities. [Child] said his favourite things to do at playgroup are the nativities and songs, especially for his birthday. He also loved cooking, he always comes home and teaches me how to cook them. Thank you.
My child started Blacklands Playgroup when she was 2 years old. She settled in well straight away. She has always enjoyed going and has made many friendships, one special one in particular. She has also formed a great friendship with the staff at Blacklands and speaks highly of them always. She and I will be sad to see her leave when she goes to school.
Blacklands Playgroup is good. My son has achieved a lot speaking in speaking English and how to play and share. At Blacklands they have helped us with breakfast club. The staff are very good. My son has learnt a lot. Thank you very much.
My child has really enjoyed her time at Blacklands Playgroup. She has made lots of friends and become very confident when talking about her day and in making new friends. The staff were able to help think of ideas to help with eating issues that [child] had been dealing with, and offered great support for me with my frustration with the problem. I feel the Playgroup has prepared [child] well for her transition into reception at school.
Blacklands Christmas Nativity 2015. In my job as a photographer I have seen many playschool nativity plays and this was a good one! One of the best I've ever seen. The staff worked so hard with the children and put a lot of effort in for them. You could see the children were really enjoying it. Well Done!!