SBC Playgroup

"... a bright, stimulating and welcoming learning environment." (Ofsted: Oct 2018)

Taking names now for the Autumn Term 2022 and beyond. Contact Yvonne (email and telephone details below) for more information.


A playgroup for pre-school aged children runs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, from 9.30am to 12.30pm, during school term times.

We are registered with Ofsted and take a maximum of 32 children per session with a minimum of 5 staff working with the children each morning.

Parents are encouraged to get involved through the Parents' Rota when they can spend a morning at Playgroup and we also have provision for two parents on the Management Committee.

As with all Early Years settings, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and use this in the planning of the activities provided.

Each day the children will have the opportunity to
experience activities from the following:

  • Sand, water or woodwork
  • Painting / chalking
  • Art / craft / cooking
  • Play dough / clay / cornflour etc
  • Home corner (role play)
  • Construction activity e.g. Duplo, lego, building bricks etc
  • Jigsaws
  • Small world play e.g. Cars, trains, dolls house etc
  • Table top games
  • Books, writing and drawing
  • Large apparatus / bikes / balls and hoops / parachute games / see-saws / tunnel / slides
  • Singing / nursery rhymes / musical instruments / drama
  • Story time

There is a book area available at all times for children to look at books or for them to have stories read to them if they wish.

More information about the playgroup is found in our Operational Plan (see Documents below)

Ofsted Report

Sidcup Baptist Church Playgroup is rated as GOOD by Ofsted. You can see the latest Ofsted Report (Oct 2018) by clicking the tab.

Contact details

For more information, including regarding vacancies please contact Yvonne Parfett (Playgroup Manager) via our email address: or by telephone on 020 8300 9253 (available Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm, with a voicemail facility availability outside of our opening hours)


Any documents that you need for Playgroup are available from the Playgroup Manager, or you can download them here.