Ballygawley Early Years Playgroup aims to provide a stimulating safe and learning environment for children from ages of 3 to 4 years to develop through play as equals whilst acknowledging their individual needs. We aim to give them the opportunity to develop as valued individuals.
We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere with approachable staff to help create effective communication between parents and practioners. When parents and practioners work together, the results have a positive impact on the child's development and learning. We currently employ 4 qualified child care workers, who follow the Highscope programme.
Ballygawley Early Years playgroup is open to all children from ages of 3 to 4 in the local community regardless of religion, race, culture, social class, ability or disability. Ballygawley Early Years Playgroup has currently 42 funded places. All places funded by the Pre-school Education Expansion Program (PEAGs) will be allocated to children in their final pre-school year who are resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission. Occasionally Ballygawley Early Years Playgroup may be able to offer fee paying places for children aged 3 and over, however playgroup only maintains a small number of these places and we operate a first come, first served basis for fee paying placement. For further info please speak with playgroup leader.
All children are required to pay a £25 registration fee at the beginning of the year.
Ballygawley Early Years Playgroup is registered with The Southern Health and Social Care Trust and is inspected by them annually to ensure that we are implementing the guidelines in the minimum standards. We are also a member of the ‘Early Years Organisation for Young Children’ and is regulated and inspected by The Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI).
Public Liability Insurance for the playgroup is provided by Sterling Insurance Company Ltd. A copy of the certificate is displayed in the foyer.