Bright Horizons Playgroup


  • Admissions Policy

    Bright Horizons Playgroup caters for children from the age of 2 years 9 months until they begin school

  • What criteria is used for offering places at our Playgroup?

    Should a waiting list be in operation at the time a completed Registration Form applying for a place at Bright Horizons Playgroup is received by our Registrations Secretary - the next available place/s will be offered to children who are the eldest (those children who are closer by means of age to starting school). To request a Registration Form please complete and submit the Contact Form located in the “Contact Us” section of our website. Your request will be forwarded to our Registrations Secretary Sam Harris who will contact you to discuss your application.

  • What if a place is not available at the setting of your choice?

    We fully encourage children to benefit from attending both of our settings especially as they are less than three miles apart. However, if a place is not available at a specific setting requested by a parent or carer and we have places available at our other setting we will offer the next available Bright Horizons place to the eldest child who is registered on our waiting list/s. Provision of early years care for children in the community is our priority. If the place is declined the child's name may remain on the list for preferred setting and the available place will be offered to the next eldest child on the waiting list/s.

  • British Values Policy

    The Prevent Duty Guidance came into force on 1 July 2015. This places duties on schools and registered childcare providers of keeping children safe and promoting their welfare. Childcare Providers are required to ‘have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. The Department of Education has recently re-inforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
    Read the full policy here

  • Special Educational Needs Policy

    Children with Special Educational Needs are given equal consideration for admission to Bright Horizons Playgroup & Pre-school. Bright Horizons Playgroup & Pre-school has a designated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator who is fully trained in identifying children with SEN needs and working to support children with SEN. Currently our dedicated S.E.N.C.O is Jo Trigg. Bright Horizons Playgroup has access to S.E.N.D and disability awareness training via the Early years team and Gloucestershire L.E.A. Full details here

    PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at our Playgroup does not guarantee a place at a primary school. The admissions process for allocation of places at primary schools in Gloucestershire is administered by Gloucestershire County Council.

    Details of the school admissions process

    We look forward to meeting you!