Earlybirds is the new name of St. Mary's Playgroup, which has been established for over 40 years and was registered in 1992. We provide a warm and caring environment for children to come to play and learn.
We have the use of St. Mary's Church hall, toilets, kitchen facilities and car park during opening hours. The pre-school playgroup is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 12.00pm during Trafford term times and a maximum of 28 children may attend at any one time. Please ring to check availability of places.
We offer a range of continous provision for the children including maths, mark making, dough, sand, water, ICT, a library area, construction, small world, role play, physical and creative activities. The children also have access to a secure, enclosed outdoor play area and we have free flow of play whenever possible. We follow the EYFS seven areas of learning and development.
The children are allocated a Key Person before they start at Playgroup and the key person and a member of management visit the child before they start with us. We have found that these home visits help the children to settle in more easily and also allows the parents time to fill in the necessary paperwork and ask any questions they may have.. All Key Persons are fully qualified Nursery Nurses and have many years of experience. Children can join us at the age of 2, but we also have a Pre-school Group for children who stay with us during their 'nursery' year which is led by our Early Years Teacher.
All early education providers in Trafford are expected to identify and support children with special educational needs to make the best possible progress. Please see our Local Offer report to find out more about the support we offer to children with Special Educational Needs or who are Disabled (SEND).