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Wheathampstead Playgroup has been running for 40 years, but moved from a village hall into purpose-built premises on the site of Beech Hyde School, Wheathampstead in 2011. We remain separate from the school and run as a not-for-profit charity, with a Board of Trustees to support the Manager.
We are open 5 days a week, term-time only, with sessions running from 8:40-11:40, 11:40-12:10, 12:10-15:10. Parents chose a variety of sessions, with some preferring to just use the morning or afternoon, some adding the lunchtime session and some choosing to use full days. We also share some children with Beech Hyde Nursery, which is directly next door to us.
We were rated Outstanding by Ofsted at our last inspection in 2017.