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Pickering Pre-School Playgroup

Pickering Pre-School is for children from the age of 2 years old who live in the town of Pickering, North Yorkshire and the surrounding area. We also run a weekly Parent Baby and Toddler playgroup.   We are an independent not-for-profit charitable organisation providing the highest standards of care and learning for all pre-school children.  

Run by experienced and well-trained staff, Pickering Pre-School Playgroup was established in 1965 and has proudly been offering an exceptional environment for young children in the area for many years. Formerly at Hallgarth we are now based in the Portable Cabin on the site of Pickering Community Infant and Nursery School, on Ruffa Lane, Pickering.

As a pre-school setting we are committed to inclusivity, seeing to ensure that every local child, regardless of their situation and abilities, can be accommodated and be helped to develop and grow to their full potential.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, have a keyworker system with all children which gives a child a more secure, stable and safe time in setting and also helps build the relationships with families. We are members of the Early Years Alliance (formerly the Pre-School Learning Alliance).

Our session times are weekdays between 9am -12am, with 9am– 3pm sessions on Monday and Friday; half or full days available.

If you wish to apply for a place, please contact us.  E-mail: