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Mudeford Wood Playgroup opened in 1990 and is registered with Ofsted.


Mudeford Wood Playgroup is based at the Mudeford Wood Community Centre and has full use of all the facilities. Sessions run every weekday morning and also on some afternoons during term time.

At Mudeford Wood Playgroup we recognise that children must feel secure and happy in the absence of their parents if they are to play, develop and learn successfully. Playgroup has the qualified, experienced staff and facilities to accommodate a wide range of individual needs.

We operate an equal opportunities policy and everyone is welcome.

Free Early Education Funding

Mudeford Wood Playgroup offers:                                                                             15 hour & 30 hour funding for 3 & 4 year olds                                                     2 year funding

Breakfast Club

Playgroup now offers a Breakfast club to the children that attend the setting. Parents who have an early start can drop their child off at any time between 8.00 a.m. and 9.15 a.m.

Cereal                  Yoghurt
Toast                    Milk/water

Lunch Club

We also operate a lunch club every week day between 12.15 p.m. and 1.00 p.m.  This not only gives children the opportunity to share a sociable lunchtime with their peers, but is preparation for moving on to school. Lunch club also adds a little flexibility to the Playgroup day, allowing children the option to stay on after the morning session, arrive early for the afternoon session or stay all day when we are open in the afternoon.

Government funding is not available for this service and parents/carers are invoiced directly by the Playgroup. To ensure we cover our overheads, we ask for a half termly commitment and, due to the nature of the club, we are unable to give refunds for sessions not attended.

Age Group

Our playgroup is open to all children aged between 2 and 5 years old until they move on to primary school. Our children follow on to a number of local schools which include;

  • Mudeford Community Infants School
  • Highcliffe St Mark Primary School
  • The Priory CE VA Primary School
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic VA Primary School
  • Somerford Primary Community School
  • Christchurch Infant School

While we maintain links with many of the schools listed above, admission to your chosen infant/primary school depends on a successful application being made to the relevant authority in the autumn term before your child is due to start school.

Although we are more than happy to give any help we can with your application, attendance at Mudeford Wood Playgroup does not guarantee a place at the school you would like your child to attend.

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