– – – Elm Park Baptist Church Playgroup – – –

A Local Preschool for the Whole Community

We believe in learning through play

– We play, read stories, sing songs/rhymes, and make things

– We join in activities involving cooking and planting, play ring games and have a daily PE session – learning to jump, skip, dance to music, balance, throw balls and use equipment

– We have lots of messy play with paint, glue, sand, water and other textures such as compost, sawdust, shaving foam, rice and pasta etc

– We have visiting professional helpers come and join us for music, sport etc

– We make friends with other children and have LOTS OF FUN!


Elm Park Baptist Church Playgroup opened in 1967 and is one of the oldest settings in the area.

The original name ‘Playgroup’ has been retained to acknowledge the setting’s history, even though we are a preschool open during term-time. 

Our Setting

We use the halls at the back of the local Baptist Church, close to local shops, residential properties, TfL buses and the London Underground Station.

We provide care in two adjoining halls and outside play area.

The garden has six foot security fencing around it and is used every session whenever possible.

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We are open to every member of the community.

We provide toys, games, activities and play opportunities that reflect the multi-cultural world we live in. Our environment is clean, bright and stable. It is welcoming, safe and stimulating.

We help each child to develop independence; we nurture their growing confidence, self-help skills and self-esteem. We teach each child to play with respect, kindness and consideration for others.

All children are respected and their individuality and potential recognised, valued and supported.

Information on our staff

All our staff hold full relevant Early Years qualifications.
All staff and volunteers have undertaken an enhanced DBS check and sign an annual suitability and disqualification disclosure.

All staff are trained in:

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Safe-Guarding and Child Protection

  • Developing Children’s Positive Behaviour

  • Food Hygiene in Catering

  • Health and Safety

  • Fire Prevention

  • Anti-radicalisation

We have a named Safe-Guarding Lead, SENDCo, Communication Champion and Fire Wardens. Our accredited SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator) is Elkan Speech and Language qualified.

Our prospectus is available on request

– details of the Local Offer for children with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities)

– our settling-in policy

– how we work with you in Partnership

– information on our nutritious and tasty mid-morning snacks

– a description of our KeyTeacher system and Learning Journey folders

– an explanation of the EYFS framework

– current fees and session times

Contact us through this website or e-mail us at any time.

Give us a ring on our mobile number anytime and / or pop in with your child any weekday morning during term time to have a look around and receive further information.

When you e-mail us through our contact page, we use the information you input to reply to you. We then delete the data. Only the Preschool Manager sees it. We do not store or share your information.