Panda Playgroup and Panda Plus

Panda Playgroup
Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 12pm and Thursday 12.30pm - 2.30pm

From the age of two, children are eligible to join Panda Playgroup. The playgroup is registered with OFSTED and is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Our aim is to provide your child with the best support and care as they take their first steps towards starting school.

Children are encouraged to pursue their own interests through free play as well as join in group activities such a snack, story and song time.


 What happens and when:

9:00    Children arrive, registration. Child led indoor play including crafts, as well as outdoor play. 
10:00    Staff prepare snack with occasional assistance of 2-3 children and/or parent helper. 
10:15    Together time (story/show and tell).
10:25    The children sit together for snack time, talking table and choices mats. Any birthdays are celebrated too.
10:45    Music & movement, and free choice indoors. 
11:00    Group Time - Key workers work in designated groups with the children.
11:20    Free choice outdoors and indoors.
11:40    Tidy up time ready for a story or songs and rhymes before going home.
11:55    Children prepare to go home and Panda Of The Day is shared. 

Lunch Club
Tuesday and Thursday, 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Tuesday and Thursdays two playgroup sessions are joined in the middle by Lunch Club to which your child brings a packed lunch and enjoys a social lunch with friends!

Panda Plus
Tuesday, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Panda Plus is for children aged 3 and over. The session is still very much play based and led by the children but aimed at the older ones, as they are encouraged to develop the skills they need for school.


"We moved to York a year ago, as a family of five, knowing no-one! Amelia joined Panda Playgroup after a few weeks of us being here and it has been an incredibly positive experience not only for her, but the whole family. We've felt very much welcomed by all the staff, and the atmosphere they create makes all of us as parents or carers feel included. Amelia has loved her time at Pandas and is now ready to join her brother and sister at "big school". I can't thank all at Panda Playgroup enough for giving her such a great year."
Kate Mclean, 2014.

How to find us:
WI Hall, Station Road, Copmanthorpe, YO23 3SX

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