About Us


Children learn through play. It is the most important tool that they have for making sense of the world and for developing skills to deal with it. Play helps them to acquire knowledge, learn how to interact with others, to increase language and the ability to communicate, and how to grow and develop their own identity.



Dilwyn Playgroup aims to provide an environment in which children can achieve these most vital of skills.



Daily Routine

This is our daily routine, used as a guideline as we aim to follow the children's needs and interests, so the following times may change.

9.00 – 10.20 Free play / free flow outside
10.20 – 10.30 Tidy up
10.30 – 11.00 Hand wash, snack and discussion time
11.00 – 11.30 Show and Tell / Circle time (stories / singing)
11.25 – 12.00 Outside play
12.00 – 1.00 Lunch (1pm - home time on a Thursday)
1.00 – 2.30 Activities / Free play
2.35 – 2.50 Hand wash and snack
2.50 – 3.00 Story time
3.00 Home


Dilwyn Playgroup has a set of policies and procedures, which explain the guidelines that staff work to, and how and why we do things. These policies have been recently reviewed and we aim to review them annually (or more frequently if required) so your comments and suggestions are always welcomed! All amendments and changes to policies are detailed in the newsletters. Policies are approved at committee meetings with contributions welcomed from both parents and the staff. All our policies and procedures are available to read at Playgroup (kept in a white file and left on the signing in tables) and personal copies are available on request.


We have an experienced, qualified and caring team of staff to look after your children. A minimum of two members of staff attend each session.

Louise Lewis- Playgroup Leader

BA Hons Integrated working with children and Families

CACHE Level 3 in Children and young people Workforce 


Suzanne Parkinson - Playgroup Deputy

Foundation Degree Early years


Donna Manuel - Senior Playgroup Assistant

City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ  Children's Learning & Development

Jane Forsbrook - Playgroup Assistant

Certificate in Pre-school Practice Level 2






The cost per hour is £4.50 for aged 3 - 4 year olds and £4.75 for 2 year olds. For example: a morning session (3hrs) for a 2 year old will cost £ 14.25and a full day (6hrs) for aged 3 and above will cost £27.00. However please be aware that Nursery Education Funding (NEF) is available to all the term following your child's 3rd birthday and for some 2 year olds (as this is means tested).  Your child has an allowance of 15 hours per week funding, applied flexibly across days. To apply for the government funding, we will provide you with the necessary forms to sign and declare if you are in receipt of NEF from any other pre-school setting.