Fun and Learning at Chester Bears

We’re passionate about what we do and work diligently to ensure that this results in safe and happy children in our care.

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Our History

Swarland Playgroup opened in 1982 using a spare classroom in Swarland Primary School. It was a much needed provision as up until then children either attended Longframlington Playgroup (if their parents had transportation to get them there), or did not go to a playgroup at all. How different from today! In 1993 numbers in the school increased and the classroom was needed. The head-teacher kindly
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High Ratio: adults to children

Swarland Preschool is fully registered with the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) and complies with the provisions of the 1989 Children’s Act. The adult / child ratio is: 3 years and over 1 adult – 8 children Under 3 years 1 adult    – 4 children We are proud of the high ratio of adults to children in our group. This ensures individual attention
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How we’re Managed

The Preschool is run by a management committee. Director and committee members are elected at the AGM in September. Any parent may stand as a director or committee member. If you are interested in being on the committee please see any of the committee members or Preschool leader. The committee consists of a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 12 people Chair
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