|About||Ballougry Playgroup aims to provide safe, secure and stimulating environment which is fun and child-centered for children aged 2yrs 10mths to 4yrs old|
|Mission||Ballougry Community Playgroup was established in 1988, when a group of local mothers seen the need for a facility in their community. This was a cross border cross community group. We are housed four miles from Derry City in the rural idyllic setting of Ballougry, surrounded by nature. We have been established for nearly 30 years and proud to say that we were the first stepping stone in education for over 500 children. We are registered members of Early Years Organisation and registered with Western Health and Social Services Board we are are not government funded but a registered charity supported by parents, fundraising events and funding opportunities throughout the year.|
We at Ballougry provide a fun, friendly environment where the children can reach their full potential through stimulating play opportunities.
We aim to provide an environment where children can develop socially, independently, physically and emotionally.
We are registered by the Western health and Social care trust to provide child care for children aged between 2 years 10 months and 4 years. We are registered for a maximum of 24 children. As we are a charity we do rely on the fees from parents and fundraising events throughout the year.
We offer Full-time places and Part-time places (3 days per week)
All our staff members are trained to a very high standard. We ensure our staff complete mandatory training for child protection, fire training, first aid and basic food hygiene certificate.
We begin the day with circle time sharing stories and singing songs. Then the children have free play with a buffet style snack. When we tidy up we gather for a story before moving on to our planned activity following themes and the interests of the children. This is followed by physical activity either indoor or outdoors weather permitting. We finish the day singing songs and rhymes.
|Awards||We were nominated for Playgroup of the Year through the Families First Awards in 2016. We were awarded with a trophy for highly commended in our category|