Creative, friendly, unique.

A special place to learn and play.

March 2018

Layham Playgroup CIO has received a new GOOD OFSTED !

Congratulations to all the staff, trustees and children at Layham Playgroup CIO.  The report published  on 21st March 2018 gives a glowing report that really reflects the core principles and values of the Playgroup. ‘A Community playgroup ‘ Staff have a really close relationships with the children , clear monitoring of the children progress through learning journals and a focus on fostering independence and outdoor play.  At this time of year staff are beginning to get the school age children ready for more of a structured day at school - so letter recognition,  numbers and sharing games are all part of every day fun learning.

With some minor improvements and changes to make Layham Playgroup CIO is going from strength to strength. Well done Michelle, Liz and their wonderful team.

The whole report can be found here

Historic articles

Home News Article

Layham Playgroup CIO

Layham Village Hall, Church Lane, Lower Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5LZ

Tel: 07999 866419

Registered charity: 1160254, Ofsted Registered,

PLA Member (Pre-school Learning Alliance)

Home - About us - Information - Events & Dates - Contact us - Ladybirds

©Copyright 3 February, 2019  Layham Playgroup CIO

Creating Laughter through Music


A very big “Thank you” to the Rosa Simon Music Fund, whom very kindly donated the money for us to buy a music frame for the Layham Playgroup garden.

The music frame has been very popular with the children, it has enabled them to explore music whilst playing in the garden, using their senses further, whilst having fun!  It is something they can access independently as part of their play.  

We can finally announce a HUGE thank you to the Big Lottery Fund, who has been kind enough to support us with purchasing a new shed and some much needed new toys and storage units.  We were awarded with a generous amount of money which has impacted the playgroup in such a positive way!  The items we have been able to purchase will have such a beneficial impact with the children, giving them more opportunities to learn and develop within our sessions.

Spring 2019

As the weather has been getting colder we have been discussing ways to keep warm and how to look after the animals in our playgroup garden.  The birds have been visiting to eat the food we have made and put out for them.  We have also looked at other colder countries and the animals that live there.  We have used different media to use in our small world play and craft activities.