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Playgroups provide quality play, learning and development experiences for children aged two to four years old. It's referred to as ‘Sessional Care’.  Each playgroup session is usually provided for up to four hours a day and children who attend are supported to learn through play and active involvement.

Playgroups can be run privately or by a committee of local parents or carers. The sessions are often held in community centres, schools or nurseries.  They can be operational during term time only, or during the school holidays and can provide services which wrap around or pick up from local primary schools.

Playgroups aim to provide:

  • a safe environment where children can learn through play
  • an engaging environment where children can develop through inclusive activities
  • a safe place where children can develop their social skills through interaction with other children.

Roles within Playgroup

Sessional Day Care Manager

As a Sessional Day Care Manager you’ll be responsible for the overall quality, delivery and sustainability of your setting.

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Sessional Day Care Assistant Practitioner

As a Sessional Day Care Assistant Practitioner, you’ll be working under supervision providing care for children.

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Sessional Day Care Practitioner

As a Sessional Day Care Practitioner you’ll develop a stimulation environment that will help children to thrive.

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