Peter Pan Playschool is delighted to share the news that we have made the transition to become Peter Pan Playschool (CIO) and on 10th April 2024 our new Ofsted registration as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation was approved. There are no changes to the day to day running of playschool, however the changes mean the trustees are no longer financially liable for playschool, and Louise as Playschool Manager is now the Nominated Person. We are still supported by a parent committee, but Valerie as Curriculum Manager now also sits on the committee. We feel this gives us a much better balance and removes some of the pressures on the playschool families. The original Peter Pan Playschool was established in 1992, and over the past 30 years our ethos has been refined to encourage learning through social and imaginative play. Our aim is to foster a love of  learning from a young age, and we do this through play based activities, and the positive relationships the children and families forge with the staff team as well as with each other. Louise, our Manager is a Thrive Early Years Licensed Practitioner, and we have embedded the Thrive approach throughout the setting, as we strongly believe supporting the children’s emotional needs and well being is more important than ever after the pandemic and the impact this has had on the time some of our youngest children have spent forming friendships and relationships beyond their immediate family.

We support all children to make progress from their individual starting points, and work closely with families and external agencies to ensure any Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are identified early so intervention and support can be put in place to ensure all children have the opportunity to make progress and celebrate their achievements.

The staff team regularly review and update their training, particularly safeguarding which is refreshed annually, to ensure all children at Peter Pan Playschool are kept safe from harm. Valerie is our Curriculum Manager who works closely with staff to ensure information is regularly shared regarding children’s progress, so she can ensure the playschool curriculum meets the needs of the children. Gemma and Louise as designated safeguarding leads work closely to ensure staff are kept up to date with any information they need to know, and children and families are supported appropriately. Kelly works as Health and Safety Lead and ensures our risk assessments, cleaning schedules, first aid supplies and records are kept up to date. Venita as SENCO ensures any children who require support are given the individualised care they need, and works closely with the staff team and parents to share information and updated strategies and targets. The team work very closely together to ensure all the children at Peter Pan are kept safe from harm and have opportunities to thrive and develop.

We are regulated by Ofsted and are a non-profit charity run by a voluntary parent committee who work closely with the staffing team to ensure we regularly review our aims to ensure we’re meeting the needs of the current families and their children. We follow the EYFS and a parent’s guide to what this means can be found here https://development-matters.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS.pdf

We operate from the Eastwick Road Church hall on the Bookham/Fetcham borders. The church hall and secure garden are set within attractive grounds in a quiet residential area overlooking the Eastwick Road Allotments and are conveniently located close to local infant schools and Bookham High Street. The hall also has a large car park which makes parking for drop-off and collection easy and safe. You can read more about our facilities here.

We have a very experienced and highly-skilled staff team and we operate with staff:child ratios which are considerably better than the statutory minimum as we strongly believe that this enables us to provide the children with the high level of care and support which our parents and children want and need.

We offer morning sessions from 9.10-12.10 Monday to Friday during term time, with optional extended hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – with options to pick up at 12.10pm, 1.10pm and 2.40pm. Some 2 year olds can qualify for FEET funded free places, and working parents may qualify for 30 hours childcare from the term after their child turns 3. From April 2024, working parents may qualify for funding from 2 years old. All children are eligible for 15 hours free entitlement from the term after their third birthday.

Visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/fundedchildcare and www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for information about funding, tax fee childcare, and the expansion of funded hours for working parents of 2 year olds from April 2024.

Why not come and see us?  Call 07908 018924 or email peterpanplayschool@gmail.com to arrange a time to come for a tour. We’re now taking admissions for September 2025 and beyond with a waiting list for places before then.

Our address: Peter Pan Playschool, Eastwick Road Church Hall, Keswick Road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4BE

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To report a concern about a child, please contact:

Surrey Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPA) – Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm  0300 470 9100 (Out of hours  01483 517898)