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An Exciting Move Is Coming!!

We are really excited to announce that from September 2022 Abbeydale Playgroup will be relocating to a site off Matson Lane, on Robinswood Hill. Please read more below....

We’ve got a fantastic new space which will be for our sole use and has it’s own extensive garden area. This will enable us to really focus on what is best for the children and will allow much more scope for messy play, outdoor play and even bringing in Forest School principles.

We’ve loved being at the community center for so many years but the restrictions that being in a shared building bring, along with increasing costs mean that it just isn’t viable any more.

We hope that you will come with us on this journey and that your children and those in years to come will enjoy being part of the Abbeydale Playgroup family.


Are you keeping the name? Yes, we will still be serving the community of Abbeydale, we’re only just up the road!

Will the staff team/structure stay the same? Yes, we’re still a community based charitable, committee run playgroup.

Why are you moving? We’ve been at the Community Centre for many years and in that time the expectations and aspirations for early years settings have changed considerably. There is a big emphasis on outdoor learning which we aren’t able to offer in the Community Centre, and other things that you might not want to do at home like messy play! Having our own dedicated space will mean that we can develop our resources and really make the space the very best for the children. It will also give us more flexibility to meet parents needs as we can consider extended days/hours/holiday clubs etc.