Home Page


Welcome to Faenol Playgroup Community Interest Company

Our children are cared for by a team of qualified staff. 

Playgroup opening times and prices:
Playgroup (Children age 2.5 - 3 years) session times  9.00 a.m.  - 11.00 a.m.  or

                                                                                      1.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.

                                                              session fee     £9.90
Playgroup Plus (Children age 3+)         session times 9.00 a.m.  -  1.00 p.m.  or

                                                                                     11.25 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.

                                                              session fee     £14.85

Playgroup - Full Session (Age 3+ only) Session time 9 .00 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.

                                                               Session fee   £20.60

The Playgroup runs during term time only (closed during school holidays)

The setting is registered for the 30 hour childcare offer and Child Tax Free scheme.

Staff and Qualifications:

Mrs Catherine Lloyd - BTEC Nursery Nurse, BTEC Playworker Level 3
Ms Maureen Mackenzie - NVQ 3 Childcare, Learning and Development
Mrs. Marie Bunn - NVQ 2 Childcare, Play, Learning and Development
Miss Lana Docherty - NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant


A brief insight to the Curriculum for funded non-maintained nursery settings


The New curriculum for Wales recognises that every child in our setting is unique and that their development is rapid between birth and five years of age. It supports the holistic development by keeping the developmental needs of our children at the forefront of our practice.

The experiences we offer in the early years is hands -on, purposeful and meaningful to the child. Experiences should encourage children’s independence, and offer risk, challenge and opportunities to experience success along the learning journey.

This curriculum aspires to create in children positive dispositions towards learning which, if nurtured, will last a lifetime and provide the firm foundation which all our children need to support them in realising the four purposes of Curriculum for Wales. It addresses the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of curriculum design to support children to develop as:


· Ambitious, capable learners who:

· Enterprising, creative contributors who:

· Ethical, informed citizens who:

· Healthy, confident individuals


Cross-curricular skills Literacy, numeracy and digital competence are mandatory skills across the whole curriculum, and it is our responsibility to ensure children develop and progress in these skills. When planning learning experiences, we will ensure that children have opportunities to apply, develop and extend these skills.


There are Six Areas of Learning and Experience (Areas), which are: Expressive Arts; Health and Well-being; Humanities; Languages, Literacy and Communication; Mathematics and Numeracy; Science and Technology.


Central to this curriculum are five key developmental pathways that are fundamental to the learning and development of all young children. These developmental pathways are child-centred and are independent, having equal value in supporting overall development and progress. They focus on what is important for the child and link closely to the key principles of child development. They have been developed to ensure children can be supported to make progress at their own pace and in their preferred learning environment.


The five developmental pathways are:


· belonging

• communication

• exploration

• physical development

• well-being


If you would like further information on the New Curriculum for funded non-maintained nursery settings please see the link below.

Click here for more information


Outdoor Play
The setting has a fenced off outdoor area within the grounds of the school. Children are given the choice of a variety of activities, such as den building, water play, digging, sand play, gardening, cosy corner with our story telling chair and wildlife area.


Snack Time
We have an open snack policy where the children are encouraged to help themselves to a healthy snack (a drink of either milk or water and a selection of fruit)

If you are interested in your child joining our playgroup please contact Mrs. Catherine Lloyd on Tel 01745 583370 / 07867846588 or email us on

Owl Visit