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playgroup

a regular meeting of small children arranged by their parents or a welfare agency to give them an opportunity of supervised creative play
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Estyn Review (formerly monitoring): Argoed Playgroup, Flintshire; Mochdre Playgroup, Conwy; Borthryn Bunnies, Denbighshire; Craig y Don Playschool, Conwy; Ysgol Hafod Lon Maintained Special, Gwynedd; Ysgol Gynradd Cwm-y-Glo Primary, Caernarfon, Gwynedd; Ysgol Gynradd Penysarn Primary, Anglesey; Ysgol Penrhyn New Broughton Primary, Wrexham; Ysgol Nant Y Groes Primary, Conwy; St Ethelwold's Primary, Shotton, Flintshire; St Mary's RC Primary, Flint, Flintshire; Ysgol Gynradd Cynfran Primary, Colwyn Bay, Conwy; Ysgol John Bright Secondary, Llandudno, Conwy; Ysgol Eifionydd Secondary, Gwynedd; Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi Secondary, Anglesey; Ysgol Aberconwy, Conwy.
Playgroups are described in the international literature, including the United States of America, United Kingdom and New Zealand, as a context in which a group of parents or carers and young children meet regularly to engage in play and socialisation (McLean et al., 2015).
A long-standing playgroup is fighting for survival.
Little Charlie Nunn was pleading with mums and dads to give him some friends to play with in 1999, when the two-year-old found himself the only child left at Kirklevington Old School Playgroup.
Ms McKinnell was honorary milk monitor at Fawdon Community Association's playgroup.
Playgroup leader Kathleen Phillips said last night: "We don't want to talk at the moment.
Coventry's Lord Mayor, Andy Matchett, presented a certificate to staff at the playgroup, based in the dining hall of St Christopher Primary School, Allesley Old Road, Allesley.
A PLAYGROUP in east Birmingham has been praised by Government inspectors for the quality and standards of the care and nursery education it provides.
However, it has emerged that nurseries and playgroups can operate legally without registering with Ofsted at all, if they are open for two hours or less a day.
What will happen to the children if playgroups like this continue to close is anyone's guess.
PRE-SCHOOL playgroups in Scotland are being forced out of business as over-ambitious parents switch their children into nursery education.