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Starting a new playgroup

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by cardiganlover, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Hi everyone!
    I am planning to set up a new specialist playgroup for ages 3+ where parents can leave their children. We will be exempt from OfSted under 2 different categories, but I will still need lots of policies and procedures in place. I have contacted my local pre-school learning alliance rep whi has been helpful but I wonder if anyone can assist me further.
    Would anyone with experience of doing this like to share with me a list of policies and procedures I will need? Also any advice on possible pitfalls would be great!
    Many thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Hi everyone!
    I am planning to set up a new specialist playgroup for ages 3+ where parents can leave their children. We will be exempt from OfSted under 2 different categories, but I will still need lots of policies and procedures in place. I have contacted my local pre-school learning alliance rep whi has been helpful but I wonder if anyone can assist me further.
    Would anyone with experience of doing this like to share with me a list of policies and procedures I will need? Also any advice on possible pitfalls would be great!
    Many thanks in advance :)
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    As a cardigan lover myself, may I applaud your user name?
     
  4. Good luck cardiganlover, I hope you enjoy your new venture. I think you've made the right move in asking the PLA for support, in my experience they really know what's what, give good practical advice and are sound on ethical matters as well as on all the legal advice. They sometimes seem to come at things from a slightly different angle to 'school' thinking, but I've found them helpful and supportive and I find I like their 'angles'. When I've needed specialist knowledge they've made a difference too.
    I remember thinking the policies took ages, but again PLA got me off to a good start, without dictating to me. They also put me in touch with other people in the area and that was when I started to really move forward.
    I realise I've not really offered any help, but just to say "more power to your elbow" and I hope you can get a good team around you.
     
  5. Thanks to everyone for replying!
    I've managed to do loads over the weekend with the support of the PLA....still a lot to do, but I'm well on my way. I hope there's a demand as my playgroup is VERY unusual - will just have to suck it and see!
    Thanks again ;)
     
  6. hhmm VERY unusual im intrigued tell us more =)
     

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