The playgroup runs in line with the school year, which means that we break for the usual school holidays. The term dates are updated on our website each academic year and are listed at the bottom of this page.

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Breakfast Club starting January 2023!

This will run Monday to Friday, in line with our current term time dates. Booking is essential to secure your space.

Please direct all inquiries via our email address

We are registered with Ofsted to take up to 20 children per session between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Free milk and water are provided during the sessions. At the moment, we don’t offered a mid-morning/mid-afternoon snack during sessions. Instead, we ask parents to provide a healthy snack for their children.

Lunch club

We run a supervised lunch club for children who stay with us all day and as an add on to the morning and afternoon sessions.  Please send in a healthy packed lunch with your child (please provide an ice pack in the lunch box).

Sessions Monday to Friday

Breakfast Club – 7.30am to 9.00am

Morning Session – 9.00am to 12.00pm

Lunch club – 12.00pm to 12.45pm

Afternoon Session – 12.45pm to 3.15pm

The fee is £5.80 per hour 

£9.50 – Breakfast Club (Starting January 2023)

£17.40 – Morning session

£4.35   – Lunch club

£14.50 – Afternoon session


You will be invoiced each month in advance, and payment is requested within two weeks of issue of the invoice.  At least four weeks’ notice is required when a child leaves playgroup.  Payments by cheque to be made to PVPG.

Nursery Education Grant Funding for 3 & 4 years olds

The local Education authority offers all 3 and 4 year olds a free education place, and eligible 2 year olds. Normally, the grant will pay for a maximum of 15 hours of education each week during term time.
We are also registered to apply for the new 30 hours funding if you are eligible, and we are able to split this with another provider if your child is part time at another preschool (e.g., FS1 Pangbourne Primary or Whitchurch Preschool.
Further information is available from the playgroup.

Admission policy

We operate a waiting list when appropriate for new children and for children wanting to take up additional places. Vacant places are awarded to children in the following order.

1. Children of staff
2. Funded children of active committee members
3. Other funded children
4. Non-funded children of active committee members
5. Other non-funded children

Places are awarded according to age within the above groups (eldest first). Once sessions have been allocated, children may keep those sessions from term to term.

Childcare voucher payments

We accept childcare voucher payments through your place of work. We currently accept the following childcare vouchers:

Accor Services – reference number P20085549

Sodexho pass – reference number 149718

Fideliti Childcare – reference number PAN016C

Edenred – reference number P20085549

Busy Bees – reference number 00052458

Reward Gateway – reference number 81994844394