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Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Covid-19 Service UPDATE...

Just a wee update on the situation with the hall. We have received notice today that our fabulous playgroup can reopen in the hall from Monday 17th August - so if you are looking for places, please get in touch! Everything will be thoroughly cleaned in time for the 17th and all necessary safety checks have been carried out, so the hall is ready.

Juniper Green Playgroup provides places for children aged between two and five, children do not need to be toilet trained to attend.

Daily Routine...

On fine days throughout the year we make use of our outdoor space as much as possible with the option of ‘in’ or ‘out’ on chillier days.

Our morning routine is important so that the children become familiar with it and know what to expect.

Inside, our mornings are split into two parts, both consisting of free play.

In the first part of the morning children can expect the ‘home corner’, cars and garage, puzzles, dressing up, dolls house and figures, shop and play dough. Books are available throughout the morning. The children then help tidy up before being read a story and then washing their hands for their mid morning snack.

The second part of the morning is child led where the children choose what toys they would like to be brought out. These include a farm, train set, sand and water, block play, zoo and animals, Lego, stickler bricks, Happyland, trampoline, large name but a few.

We finish our morning with songs and singing goodbye to all of the children.

Settling into Juniper Green Playgroup...

It is important that your child feels safe and secure when left at Playgroup. It is also important that you feel confident in leaving your child. Whilst every child is an individual, most children will visit with their parent/carer initially and then will stay for a few shorter sessions before being ready to stay for the full session. We try to make the transition from home to Playgroup as smooth as possible.


Fees are currently £12.00 per child per morning session, and are payable monthly in advance. One month's notice required for removing your child. Parents/carers are not required to do duties. We also have a crèche facility for attendance on a day not normally attended, with a cost of £12.00 per session.

We accept Childcare Vouchers as a payment method

Playgroup runs during term time only.
1 - 3, 4 - 12
Days and Times
Monday 9:15am - 12:00pm
Tuesday 9:15am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 9:15am - 12:00pm
Thursday 9:15am - 12:00pm
Friday 9:15am - 12:00pm
Juniper Green Village Hall
1A Juniper Park Road, Juniper Green
EH14 5DX

South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 07948 554 889
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 24 September 2020