Welcome to Playhouse Playgroup

Our hidden, green oasis in Wandsworth

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Playhouse Playgroup aims to be a fun, relaxed place where children are encouraged to learn through play, and make friends by providing them with stimulating activities, materials and situations.

Who We Are

We are a friendly group for Mums, Dads, Grannies, Nannies, Childminders, in fact anyone who looks after little ones, aged 18 months to 5 years, where they can develop a sense of community and social support.


Monday to Friday 9.30am-12pm. Term-time only. See term dates below.


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Alternatively, please contact Lisa on 07702 017 763 or email registrations@playhouseplaygroup.org. For information on hiring the Romany, please contact the Scouts here.

Open Days: If you're thinking of joining us and would like to visit us first, our next open day is:

Monday 14th January 2019, 10am - 12 noon

Seasonal Events


Local Photographer Phil McCarthy - Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 November, from 10am

Renowned local photographer Phil McCarthy is coming to Playhouse to take wonderful individual black and white portraits of your little ones. They are always truly stunning portraits and make wonderful Christmas presents.

You are all welcome to come either morning, even if it’s not your day. You can bring older siblings too if you wish to have their portrait taken together. He will produce a contact sheet of your pictures and you can then choose to order them or not with no obligation. First come, first served on the day.

Christmas Cracker
Summer Madness

Playgroup Sessions

A typical session led by our two trained Playleaders would include:

  • Free play with lots of different toys e.g. farm, cars, dolls, dressing up.

  • Use of our wonderful enclosed garden with a slide, pirate ship, big Wendy House, the ever-popular Little Tikes cars or just to run around.

  • Explore our new kitchen garden and mud kitchen.

  • A craft or cooking activity.

  • Daily circle time with a snack, fruit, water and singing.

  • And free tea and coffee for parents and carers!


Weekly Activities

  • Monday - Arts & Crafts, Football Coaching

  • Tuesday - Alternate weeks of arts/crafts and cooking

  • Wednesday - Cooking

  • Thursday - Alternate weeks of arts/crafts and cooking

  • Friday - Arts/crafts and dance teacher

  • For craft ideas, visit our Pinterest page

    Playhouse Group

Term Dates

Our term dates follow those of the Wandsworth primary schools:

Autumn 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Term Starts 4 Sep 7 Jan 24 Apr
Half Term 19 - 26 Oct 18 - 22 Feb 27 - 31 May (Mayday 6 May)
Term Ends 19 Dec 4 Apr 12 Jul


How much do you charge?

We charge £9.50 per session with a discount available for second siblings and the third for free. Fees are charged termly. As we are Ofsted registered we are able to take childcare vouchers.

Can I bring siblings younger than 18 months?

Yes, younger siblings are very welcome and can attend for free.

But isn't there a waiting list?

Sometimes but not as often as you may think so please contact Lisa on 07702 017 763 or email registrations@playhouseplaygroup.org.

Are you registered with OFSTED?

Yes, the playgroup is registered with OFSTED. A set of our Policies and Procedures, which provide the framework for our daily operation, is available on request at playgroup for parents to inspect.

And are you a charity?

Yes, we are also a regstered charity (charity number: 1108286). If you would like to contribute to Playhouse Playgroup, you can do so while you shop with Easy Fundraising

A number of parents serve on our voluntary committee. For voluntary opportunities please contact Lisa on 07702 017 763 or email registrations@playhouseplaygroup.org

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