The Parkside Playgroup has been based in the Parkside Community Association at 176 Goodmayes Lane in Ilford since the community centre opened in 1967. The playgroup originated in ‘Mrs Merdith’s’ house in Ilford. The playgroup is registered with Ofsted – registration number being 128477. We can offer up to 64 places for children aged 2-5 years. We accept fee paying families and offer free funded places for eligible children.
The playgroup is owned by the Parkside Community Association and is governed by the Parkside Community Association Management Committee. The daily running of the playgroup is by a manager, deputy manager and a staff team consisting of 2 supervisors and a minimum of 6 playgroup assistants. The playgroup is based in 2 halls. The smaller hall is for the younger children aged 2-3 years and the larger hall for the older children aged 3-5 years. We are a fully inclusive setting. We welcome children from all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities and abilities. If a child needs additional support, we will work closely with the parents/carers and the local children’s services to secure the best support to aid the development of each child.
Parkside Playgroup is committed to safeguarding and the prevention of radicalisation at all times.