At Hodnet Pre-school Playgroup we are passionate about supporting children to learn and develop to the very best of their potential. We are committed to providing high quality early years experience for each and every child at the setting.

We are dedicated to providing learning experiences in a fun and relevant manner, and value play as the most effective tool in early learning.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Development Matters in order to support children. This is broken down into seven main areas:


  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Activities are planned around each child’s individual needs and interests, and after monitoring and assessing each child through careful observations.