Mud kitchens, mock camp fires and fun at a new playgroup in Thorney Toll

New playgroup at Thorney Toll village hall. Picture: Steve Williams.

New playgroup at Thorney Toll village hall. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A new village playgroup has been opened where children can sing songs round a mock outdoor camp fire, enjoy all the fun of a mud kitchen and parents can tap into what is going on with a phone app.

New playgroup at Thorney Toll village hall. Picture: Steve Williams.

New playgroup at Thorney Toll village hall. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The setting was opened at the village hall in Thorney Toll after the 40 year old Thorney playgroup shut at the end of last year when they were unable to find a committee members to continue running it.

Diane Rutterford is able to take 28 children at the venue which is holding an open day on Saturday (18) from 12pm to 3pm

She said: “I had worked at the nursery for eight years and previously worked at Burrowmoor in March and really wanted to carry on so decided to branch out alone.

“We want children to have hands on experiences, with traditional wooden play equipment as much as possible, growing vegetables, art, singing.


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“Our approach means we treat each child individually. We also want to get parents involved so they can come in for things like craft sessions.”

The nursery also has a protected privacy app so that parents can see at the touch of a button what their children are up to and can also get involved.

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The nursery is Ofsted registered and open form 9.15am to 4pm daily.

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