We are a local playgroup, which has been running for over 35 years. We have children from aged 2 to when they leave to go to school. The playgroup is situated in beautiful green playing fields at Belmont Sports Pavilion, just off London Road, Hassocks. The pavilion is owned by Mid Sussex District Council. We use the fields and play park throughout the year for nature trails and fun and games.
Jack and Jill Playgroup is a charitable organisation and we welcome and encourage parental involvement in any form, but especially with our fundraising and committee work.
We have a wonderful team and our staff are chosen for their genuine enthusiasm and love for the children as they are for their qualifications and experience. Many of our staff have had their children attend the playgroup over the years.
The playgroup’s opening hours are 9.15 to 14.15 Monday to Friday term time only.
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A key person is allocated to each child whose responsibility it is to closely monitor the child’s progress and welfare. Each child has a learning journal, which progresses with them to school. This journal records observations and pictures. Regular written reports are compiled to give an indication of your child’s progress in key areas of development and note any comments/feedback from home.
Younger children’s development is served by guidelines covered in the DFES programme “Birth to Three Matters”. Older children of pre-school age follow a more structured curriculum conforming to the Foundation Stage “Early Learning Goals”.
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