Horfield Methodist Playgroup: A Bishopston Mum Review


Today’s post on Bishopston Mum is a local parent’s review of Horfield Methodist Playgroup, a pre-school located at Horfield Methodist Church on Churchways Avenue, Horfield.

Horfield Methodist Playgroup is for children aged 2.5 – 4 years and is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 12 noon. It has a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

Please read on to find out about this mum’s thoughts and experiences of this pre-school…

Why did you choose Horfield Methodist Playgroup as a pre-school for your child?

It was recommended by a trusted friend, it was local (walkable), I love the light airy hall it is held in and I love their collection of bikes/scooters for whizzing round the hall on.

How did staff manage your child’s settling-in process?

Staff were relaxed and flexible regarding settling in. Basically left it up to me how I did it, encouraged me to stay as long as I liked.

When I did start leaving my daughter they advised I came back a bit early. They cuddled, reassured and tried to distract/engage her on the occasions she got upset.

What do you like best about this pre-school?

It’s walkable, the range of activities, the staff are consistent, the kids know what to expect from them. Small group too.

What do you like least?

Only that the outside space is a concrete yard so not much time in nature.

What kind of activities are on offer?

There’s an indoor climbing frame/trampette, play dough, play kitchen, pretend shop/doctors/hairdresser/vet set up, bikes, sand/water/pasta tray, puzzles, paints, dressing up.

What do you think of the staff?

Reliable, quite no-nonsense but very caring, can be fun and silly with the kids.

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