Willoughby on the Wolds Pre-School Playgroup

Learning Through Play in the Heart of the Community

Willoughby on the Wolds Pre-School Playgroup is a small & friendly setting in the heart of our community, with excellent links to the ‘outstanding’ village school.

Our 3 fantastic members of staff care for up to 15 children, providing a safe, positive & stimulating environment. When they leave us for school, our children are independent, happy & ready for their next step!

“Enthusiastic staff know the children very well…they are highly responsive to their needs & interests, ensuring that they have opportunities to talk about & extend their learning… “, OFSTED 2017

Open to children 2-5 years.

Willoughby Pre-School Playgroup allows the children to socialise, learn and develop across all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum by learning through play. Funding is available.

Opening Times

We are open Monday – Thursday from 9.15am – 3.45pm with a lunch club from 12pm-1pm. 

Contact us to arrange a visit! Click here for term dates.

Baby & Toddler Group

Wednesdays, 9.45-11am during Notts term time.  Meet other parents while your little one enjoys playing, singing & storytime! £2 per adult.

This term at Willoughby Pre-School…

Happy New Year from Willoughby playgroup! We had a fantastic end to the term with a party, special Christmas crafts and cooking, and even had a visit from Father Christmas! We have had a brilliant start to the year and have enjoyed getting back to playgroup after the magic and excitement of Christmas!

We’ve been continuing the celebrations by learning about Chinese New Year; we had an entertaining visit from a drama group to bring the traditions of China to life.

This term we will be learning about winter and what happens in nature during this season. We will be practicing the tricky tasks of putting on and doing up our winter clothes too! We are looking forward to making pancakes, not to mention lots of playing and learning, stories and songs, and having plenty of fun!



What our parents say about Willoughby on the Wolds Pre-School Playgroup…

Toby’s confidence has grown so much since he started at Willoughby Pre-School! The staff are great and the opportunity to get out into the countryside is very special.


Mum of Toby

Florence feels happy & settled at Willoughby Pre-School Playgroup; she always  comes home buzzing with stories of her day! I know she’s safe and genuinely cared for.


Mum of Florence

Call or email to arrange a visit


07935 220 291 willoughbyplaygroup@hotmail.co.uk

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Find Us

Willoughby on the Wolds Village Hall, London Lane, LE12 6SX