High Kirk Community Playgroup has been offering a quality learning environment for pre-school children in Ballymena for 20 years.
Funded placements for pre-schoolers, in their immediate pre-school year, at High Kirk Community Playgroup
Children of Pre-school age are provided with a funded placement and High Kirk Community Playgroup have arranged an open day for any parents who might be interested in sending their children along. The well established playgroup offers a high standard of care and education open to all children in the community, with qualified staff who are passionate about helping your child to grow, learn and play preparing them for school and giving them a head start in life-long learning.
The Social Services and Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) rated High Kirk Community Playgroup as “Very Good”. Here is what they say;
“High Kirk Community Playgroup are celebrating their 20 years in operations this month. Their current staff have been in post together for the last 10 years and it was evident during inspection there is clarity in their roles and responsibilities, all to the benefit of the service being offered to the children within their care.” (Social Services)
“High Quality of the adult involvement and engagement in children’s play”
“Effective leadership supported by hard working and committed staff”
“The quality of education/training provided by this playgroup is very good. The playgroup is meeting very effectively the educational and pastoral needs of the children; and has demonstrated its capacity for sustained self-improvement.” (ETI)
At High Kirk Community Playgroup your child will learn how to develop relationships and respect for other children and adults. They will build confidence, independence and self-discipline to enable them to make their own choices. Children are allowed to develop at their own rate through stimulating, progressive play and will learn to express themselves and be creative through many different areas of the curriculum – e.g. role play, books, drama, singing, music, science and the natural world.
You can see more of what the kids at the playgroup have been up to by visiting the High Kirk Community Playgroup blog which features Teeth Cleaning, Bulb Planting, Den Building, picnics, a dinosaur expedition, photographs of the children meeting people who help us in the community and much more! Children also will enjoy excursions and opportunities to perform in the Nativity and local nursing home.
To find out more about High Kirk Playgroup please come along to the High Kirk Community Play Group open day on Wednesday 18th November 2015 from 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Pre-school setting providing funded places for children in their immediate pre-school year
Find us at 65-71 Thomas Street in Ballymena. If you are interested in enquiring about sending your child to High Kirk Playgroup please get in touch with Mrs L. Dempsey on 02825644834.