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Our Playgroup is used by children from the village of Wick and the surrounding rural area, as well as by many families from further afield. We have extensive experience of integrating children with many different special needs and those from different cultural backgrounds. We offer childcare and early years education from 2½ - 4 years of age.

We hope that this website will answer any questions you may have about our group. If you would like to find out more you are very welcome to contact us, or make an appointment to visit the group and meet the children and the staff.

Playgroup Manager

Mandy Davies: 07792807654

Telephone Number

Playgroup Mobile : 07840463838

Playgroup Hours

Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Tuesday 9.30am-12.30pm (from the term after 3rd Birthday)

Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Playgroup Staff

Sally Bevan, Ceri Squire, Sarah Clanfield


Staff have a range of qualifications in early years education and childcare.
These include:

  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) in Childcare and Education

  • Wales Pre-school Playgroups Association Foundation Course and Diploma in Playgroup Practice

  • A number of our volunteers have primary school teaching qualifications and experience

  • Staff have extensive experience in working with children with special needs

  • A number of staff members hold a current First Aid certificate and Food Hygiene Certificate

All staff are required to attend regular education and childcare related courses.

As a member of the Vale of Glamorgan Early Years Partnership we are monitored and supported by our Local Education Authority via advisory staff etc.

We maintain a ratio of at least one member of staff for every 6 children, and are registered for a maximum of 24.

Community Playgroup

Wick and District Playgroup is a Community Playgroup.

This means that it is owned and managed by parents. A small committee of parents, elected by parents, is formed each year. This committee ensures that decisions taken by parents are implemented. It also employs the Playgroup's staff.

Playgroup Fees

At present* many of our children are able to access a free or subsidised place, funded by the Vale of Glamorgan LEA. This currently comes into effect from the term following the child’s third birthday. No funding is available for younger children, who pay £10 per session from January 2014, payable per half term in advance to the treasurer.

Fees are still payable if a child is absent. (If this causes difficulty please contact the Playleader and alternative arrangements may be able to be made.)

* Please check fee details before registration since the LEA funding policy can change.