The Grove Pre-School Playgroup

Thank you!

We will use the money raised to buy new trikes for us to use in the garden


Spring Term

We have had a lovely Spring term focusing on Traditional tales.

We have spent lots of time outside and even mage a large Spring collage using paint, plungers and big paint brushes.



Mother Day Flower shop

We were kindly donated flowers to use in our Playgroup flower shop to make beautiful bouquets for our Mums and special people for Mothers day. Thank you Tesco Dorchester.


Goodbye Jo!

We sadly said goodbye to Jo at the end of the Summer Term after a long time at The Grove. We wish her well for the future and hope she pops in and says hello from time to time. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Jo’s leaving gift – she was very thankful. 


Spring is here!

We hope everyone had a lovely Easter. We are pleased that there has been some lovely sunshine and are making of the most of water play outside.



We would like to wish all of our families a very Merry Christmas and All the Best for 2022!


We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 4th January.



We hope you all had a lovely Half Term celebrating Halloween. We are glad to be back and can see Christmas on the horizon with the colder weather setting in.


The children have been learning about Diwali this week and have enjoyed making lots of crafts and singing new songs.


We hope you have a lovely 5th November – wrap up warm!


Welcome Back!

Welcome back to our Pre-School families and a big hello to all the new children and families and joining us this term. We are looking at colours this half term and the children have especially enjoyed exploring with paint!


We said Goodbye to a couple of staff members last term, as you know Kaye has moved on and Jill has retired – we thank her for everything she has done at The Grove and wish her the very best. We have also welcomed a new member to the team – Rose.




See you soon!

We are looking forward to welcoming back our existing children on Friday 3rd September and are excited to meet some new faces the following week. We hope you have all had a lovely summer and please check your emails for information regarding drop off and pick up times.


Committee welcome

If you are interested in joining our committee, then we invite you to watch our video from some of our current officers. Click here to view



We have been looking at Lifecycles in Playgroup this half term and as part of that we watched caterpillars grow into butterflies.


The children enjoyed watching the process and then we were excited to release them into the Grove garden!


Garden Makeover

We are super happy with our renovated back garden, the children are already loving having more space! The improved sand pit is a big hit and the fresh turf and artificial grass are great spots to rest after all that playing! We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Carl and the team at Forever Green for their hard work – I think we can all agree how amazing it looks.


Easter Raffle

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets for the Easter Raffle. We made £357 which is absolutely amazing!!


Summer Holidays

The Grove would like to wish all of our families a Happy Summer!


After a difficult term we will be returning on Wednesday 2nd September for our existing children and Monday 14th September for our new starters.




Return to Playgroup

I hope you are all well! As per Government Guidance, The Grove will be re-opening on Tuesday 2nd June. This will initially be just for the older children who are due to start school in September. All parents that this applies to have been contacted directly.

We are aware of the challenges that this presents and have worked very hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and staff at the setting.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank families for your support, patience and understanding at this unprecedented time.

If there are any questions/queries then please email Claire & Jo on