Our playgroup is run by an elected voluntary committee of parents and other interested individuals, and complies with the strict constitution laid out by the Charity Commission.
Our Registered Charity Number: 1041556
At Hempsed Playgroup, we provide a high standard of learning through play in a parent involving, community-based group.
To enable us to achieve this, we have the following objectives:
For all children to learn through play in a safe, secure, stimulating environment;
Children shall be welcomed to the group, regardless of their race, gender, any disabilities or their family circumstances·
Children shall be treated as individuals and shall be allowed to develop at their own pace, with lots of encouragement from qualified, patient, enthusiastic staff;
To build children’s self-confidence and independence through their play, helping them to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically;
To give children the best possible preparation for the commencement of their school lives;
To provide opportunities for the whole family to be directly involved in the activities of the group and in their own child’s progress.
At Hempsted Playgroup we are mindful of the need to actively promote British Values as part of the EYFS requirements.
As part of this we encourage the following -
For everyone to be kind, helpful and respectful of others;
We help children to look at the world around them and use the seasons, weather, and special days etc. to plan meaningful learning experiences;
For our children to be part of their local community;
We plan to celebrate festivals and mark special days from the world around us;
We help the children to learn about compromise – that some of us believe one thing… some of us believe something totally different… but we can all play together in the same house (or group setting) and respect each other = British values – teaching about similarities and differences.
This is about what we will be planning for all of our children to do next in their knowledge and learning, what we teach them now will have a lasting legacy for them forever.
“Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education. ... “Some children arrive at an early years setting with different experiences from others, in their learning and play.
We teach children to work together and value each others individuality and differences– we provide them with projects that involve everyone in the provision and we plan group times, where children learn to listen, share, take turns and value contributions from others.
This type of planning is a very important part of British values = teaching about shared values and working together towards a common goal.
We teach children about the world in which they live – the world on their doorstep and the wider world – through books, posters, planned activities, resources, outings and much more.