August Update

As I write this we have just closed for the summer holidays and are looking forward to a relaxing break.

The summer term was a very busy term indeed. Staff had 35 children’s reports to update/write, photograph albums to complete, along with fun things to organise such as our trip, family BBQ and children’s end of term party.

[Picnic time – Bristol Zoo For our trip this summer we visited Bristol Zoo. Parents, Grandparents and children supported the trip and a fun wet day was had by all. Thank you to Emma Wheadon for arranging our coach travel.



End of Term BBQFor our family BBQ, the sun was shining, and an enjoyable time was had by all. The bouncy castle was great fun for the children (and the big kids) along with the pony rides and tattoos/nails on offer. Thank you Issy and Gaby for donating your tattoos and nail varnish to make the event fun. Thank you Sam and Maisey for allowing us to use your pony for rides in the car park. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon and what a great way to end a great year. End of Term BBQ

Without the help and support of parents and extended families, events like this wouldn’t happen, so thank you all for making it such a special day.


# AUG playgroup image1At the end of term the children and their families presented the playgroup staff with a gift of a tree. What a wonderful idea and myself and the staff would like to thank you all for this most precious gift by sharing the following:

‘As with every tree, growth takes place in two opposite directions, both away from and further into the ground. This reflects how social pedagogy interacts between society and the individual. Social pedagogy aims to provide nurturing conditions that support children’s growth in both directions, towards independence and interdependence’. There are two things that children should get from their parents; roots and wings (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749 – 1832).

We look forward to supporting children and parents for many years at the playgroup. Each day we will see this tree as the tree of life and remind ourselves what a wonderful job both practitioner and parent do in supporting children’s learning when working together.


Although we have a private social media page not everyone can access it. Therefore; we would like to thank everyone for their gifts and cards of appreciation. Thank you for the kind words written, especially the drawings/mark making entered by the children to express their thoughts.

For those who are moving on to various reception and nursery schools, we would like to wish you all the best for the future. For those who are returning to playgroup we re-open on Monday 26th September at 9am (late due to the Village Hall having a kitchen fitted).

We will be open on Wed 21st and Thursday 22nd September for the new children to visit with their families for settling in days. These will also be open days for anyone wishing to view our provision to see what we can offer moving forward into our wrap around care with the nursery at Gwenfo. We are amending Thursday daycare to a Wednesday from September due to demand.

Our operating hours from September will be Monday and Wednesday 9am until 3:15pm (with ‘drop off’ and ‘collection’ at Gwenfo Nursery) and Tuesday to Friday 9am – 12:45pm with ‘drop off’ to Nursery for 1pm. (once the school have FULL capacity, we may look at extending daycare to other days. We will operate and adjust our care to the need of the community).

If you require further information on our services then please contact us via email during the holidays: or visit our web site

We are now no longer in partnership for Early Years Funding with the Vale of Glamorgan. We continue to be registered with Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

For places at Gwenfo Nursery please contact the Vale of Glamorgan Nursery Admissions online. You are able to register interest for children who are aged 3 years and above prior to 31st March 2017 at this time.