Pre-schools and playgroups provide care, play and learning opportunities for children aged two to five years.
- they usually offer half day sessions, term time only, although some may offer extended hours
- all must have public liability insurance
- any pre-school playgroup that is required to register with Ofsted will have received an inspection report from Ofsted, you can ask to see this when you visit, or you can view reports online at Ofsted - Find an inspection report (opens in a new window)
This includes childcare that has spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year old funded children, as well as those that provide before and after school pick-ups and those that specifically cater for children with a disability or special educational need.