Welcome to the Pre-school Playgroup section of the Bury Directory where you will find details of local playgroups and other related information.
Pre-school playgroups, sometimes just called playgroups, are for young children to learn and play in small groups, often close to their homes. Pre-schools / playgroups provide sessional care for children aged 2½- 5 years (some take from 2 years), sessions are usually about 3 hours in a morning or afternoon during term time.
The majority of Pre-school Playgroups are registered and inspected by OfSTED but dependent on circumstances some may not be so make sure you check. If your Pre-school Playgroup is registered with OfSTED you can check if you qualify for the Childcare Element of the Working Tax Credit or make a claim by calling the tax credit helpline on 0345 300 3900.
For Information on help with Childcare costs for all families, please see the Childcare Choices website