St. Mary’s Playgroup was established in 1970 by a number of interested mothers. Today, the Playgroup is still run by a committee of parents. The Committee appoints the Supervisor/s and helpers and is responsible for policy making and the business side of running the Playgroup. The Committee consists of up to 15 members and the Vicar is Honorary President. Each member is elected for one year.
Every parent is a member of the Playgroup and we hope you will attend the termly meetings and vote at the Annual General Meeting to elect the Committee and officers from amongst yourselves. These meetings are your opportunity to put queries or suggestions concerning the running of the Playgroup.
Previous annual reports and accounts, as well as the latest constitution are available to download.
If you would like to spend a session at playgroup please see the supervisor for more information.
Every few weeks, you will receive a newsletter telling you what is going on at the Playgroup. There is also a notice board filled with useful information. Please read them and also any important daily notices we may put up.
Information is also provided on the notice board about our weekly topics and activities to enable you to become more involved in your child’s learning. Sometimes you may be able to offer help on a topic or we may ask you to bring in an item from home.
From time to time Playgroup celebrates festivals from different religions and cultures. Parents are invited to come and share their special knowledge of their own cultures with us all by perhaps preparing some special food, telling a story or helping us with a relevant activity.
If for any reason you wish to withdraw your child from any of these celebrations please let us know and some other appropriate activity will be provided for them. The dietary needs of a child’s religion will be respected, as also will any religious dress or ornaments.