Dear Parents,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

As you will be aware the government has stated that they want all children back in school and pre-school from the start of the school-year.


We emphasise that the health and safety of all children, parents and staff remains our top priority.


We will be reopening Playgroup for those who indicated their wish to return on Monday 7 September 2020 at usual times. We expect the normal number of children for the start of the year and we will be open 5-days a week as normal.

We have prepared a letter for your guidance and information, and published this on our website at :-

Letter to Parents


For everyone's safety it is vital that you read this and understand the situation, expectations and responsibilities fully before resumption of Playgroup on Monday.

Stay safe, Regards, Julie Skipp and Winyates Playgroup.



Government Notes:

The government continues to review its proposals and guidance so please see the following links to the official government and County Council information websites:-


GOV. Guidance: Education and childcare


GOV. Guidance : What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term - Updated 21 August 2020



GOV. Collection : Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings - updated 26 August 2020 


Worcestershire Children First: Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and guidance for schools, early years and education settings

 28 Jan 2021: Worcestershire Public Health - Letter to Parents and Carers

UPDATE: Unless and until any further government advice is issued, Playgroup will operate as normal, with a heightened focus on handwashing and general hygiene.