Alford Playgroup

Alford Playgroup

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Just wanted to give a shout out and to thank the businesses that donated to our Christmas Lucky squares;
๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸผGraeme Barber Butcher (Christmas Turkey), Haughton Hotel & Alford Bistro (vouchers) The Yard (candle & diffuser) Everlong Studio and Craft Shop (calendar) Hair and Sports (jigsaw) Jewsons of Bridge of Don (drill bit sets) and Craigievar Timber (Halogen outdoor lamp). A huge thank you to all our fundraisers, parents, staff and to anyone who has purchased a lucky square and helped us to raise ยฃ1,000! Thank you
And the Winner of the Turkey & Trimmings is Liza Riddell ๐Ÿ‘Well done and Enjoy! Someone from the Playgroup will be in touch with you soon.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part. Please look out for more of our exciting fundraising events coming up.

Massive thank you to Graeme Barber Butcher in Alford for your donation of the prize, we greatly appreciate it!
The Turkey & Trimmings competition will be drawn by one of the children at the Playgroup today at midday. We will annouce the lucky winner shortly after the draw! Good luck to everyone who bought a square!! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคž
Good Morning Everyone!

The Turkey & Trimmings squares are now full. Thanks so much to everyone who bought a square. We thought it would be nice if one of the children could draw this. Jackie and the playgroup team have kindly agreed to do this one day next week. We will annouce the lucky winner by the end of next week. ๐Ÿคž

Have a good day! ๐ŸŽ…
Morning everyone!

Thanks to everyone who has taken a magic square for the Turkey and Trimmings prize. We still have a few squares left for anyone who still needs one. The board has now left Playgroup and is on its travels around Alford. Please look out for it ๐Ÿ‘€

Some people have still to pay but plenty of time. If you can get your pennies either to Faye, myself or one of the playgroup staff by the end of the week that would be great ๐Ÿ‘

We will update again once all squares are sold.

Thanks again! ๐ŸŽ…
๐ŸŽƒ Happy Halloween!The boys and girls enjoyed some games, dancing, party games and food today!
Evening all!

With the festivities fast approaching we thought we would get into the spirit of things and give you the chance to win "Your Christmas Lunch On Us". There is a Magic Square board on the entrance to the Playgroup with 100 squares. The lucky winner will enjoy a Turkey & Trimmings courtesy of Graeme Barber Butcher in Alford.

Its ยฃ2 per square and the winner will be drawn at random when all squares are full. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

The board will be at the Playgroup until the beginning of next week and will then do its rounds amongst the community until its full.

Good luck! ๐Ÿคž๐ŸŽ…

Alford Playgroup provides a stimulating, creative and nurturing preschool environment.

Operating as usual

Photos from Alford Playgroup's post 22/06/2021

What a lovely day to be down at Haughton Park for a play and a picnic with the children! We also had a special visit from Ali Webber and Bookbug and finished off with some fun races. Thanks to Bearfoot Teepees for our beautiful tent and benches - just perfect for today! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿ…

Photos from Alford Playgroup's post 02/06/2021

โ™ป๏ธMany thanks to the boys and girls who came along to open the new Alford Recycling Centre yesterday (unfortunately we werenโ€™t allowed to take everyone along due restrictions). The boys and girls did very well and were delighted to see some of the new machinery that has been installed. โ™ป๏ธ

07/05/2021

Our Bag 2 School fundraiser is this Monday! Please help us raise some funds by having a clear out!

Our Bag 2 School fundraiser is this Monday! Please help us raise some funds by having a clear out!

04/05/2021

Alford Playgroup - upcoming AGM, all welcome.

Alford Playgroup - upcoming AGM, all welcome.

Photos from Alford Playgroup's post 27/04/2021

Please see our annual Duty of Candour Report, for 2020, which we are required to publish in line with Care Inspectorate requirements. Thank you

Photos from Alford Playgroup's post 01/03/2021

The children are celebrating World Book Day 2021 and have chosen their favourite books for this weeks activities ๐Ÿ“š
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#worldbookday2021 #thetigerwhocametotea #theveryhungrycaterpillar #dearzoo #stickman

14/01/2021

An introduction to our setting!

14/01/2021

Please see below for details of enrolment for 2021/22 session. Please get in touch on [email protected] if you have any queries. We shall shortly upload a video walking you through our setting.

Link to Care Inspectorate website: www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/care-services

Link to Aberdeenshire Council: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/3-and-4-year-olds/

Note as per below this link will not be live until Monday.

Please see below for details of enrolment for 2021/22 session. Please get in touch on [email protected] if you have any queries. We shall shortly upload a video walking you through our setting.

Link to Care Inspectorate website: www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/care-services

Link to Aberdeenshire Council: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/3-and-4-year-olds/

Note as per below this link will not be live until Monday.

17/12/2020

Today we held our Christmas party and had a socially distanced visit from Santa who left the boys and girls some presents in our Grotto. Lots of party games, singing and excitement! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฅณ

11/12/2020

Jackie

Just wanted to give a shout out and to thank the businesses that donated to our Christmas Lucky squares;
๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐ŸผGraeme Barber Butcher (Christmas Turkey), Haughton Hotel & Alford Bistro (vouchers) The Yard (candle & diffuser) Everlong Studio and Craft Shop (calendar) Hair and Sports (jigsaw) Jewsons of Bridge of Don (drill bit sets) and Craigievar Timber (Halogen outdoor lamp). A huge thank you to all our fundraisers, parents, staff and to anyone who has purchased a lucky square and helped us to raise ยฃ1,000! Thank you

07/12/2020

"Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

The children have been having lots of fun reading The Gingerbread Man book, making gingerbread playdough, eating gingerbread for snack and making lovely gingerbread pictures. Well done boys and girls!โญ

03/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„Here at Alford Playgroup we are really getting into the festive spirit, the children are enjoying our outdoor playhouse which has now become our Santa's Grotto!๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

13/10/2020

Details of our AGM which was delayed by Covid.

03/07/2020

Yesterday we held a socially distanced graduation for our class of 2019/20. You are all superstars and we will miss you. Good luck on your next adventure ๐ŸŒˆ

19/05/2020

Just in case anyone hadnโ€™t seen this the Quarantine Library can provide both adult and childrenโ€™s books and childrenโ€™s craft packs. Please get in touch with their page if this is of interest to you!

Good morning everyone!

Hope this message reaches you all in good health and good spirits. Excited to announce our Quarantine Library program is now up and running! Donations can be dropped at the vestibule of St. Andrews Church between 9:30 and 4:30 daily. We are collecting children's books, games, puzzles, small toys, and unopened craft supplies as well as adult books and puzzles. This service is run by the food bank volunteers but is for ANYONE in Alford. Contact-free collections can be made from St. Andrews church for anyone able to conduct daily exercise once they've been requested or done via contact free delivery by arrangement. All of our items go through a 3 day quarantine before being available for parcels per virus lifespan guidance so any contents of the bags should be considered effectively virus clean.

The parcels for children are aimed as a wee cheer up for children who are maybe struggling on a particular week missing school friends family etc we can make up a gift bag with some things specific to what they might like and leave it at the church vestibule to be picked up contact free while families are out for daily exercise. It will just be in a gift bag labelled with the child's name so it's like a wee present to collect.

If you have any questions regarding donating or would like to arrange for a parcel to be made please send a message to this page directly.

22/04/2020

We were very disappointed to discover yesterday that once again our outdoor space has been vandalised. This has now been reported to the police. Please do get in touch if you see anything or have any further information.

07/04/2020

Alford Community Food Store

I have been asked to let all our followers know that a group of volunteers have come together to set up a temporary food bank for anyone who may be struggling during the Coronavirus outbreak. This is for anyone affected and there is no criteria you need to meet to qualify for help. Please get in touch with the page below if it can be of use to you and please share to help spread the word. Thank you.

https://m.facebook.com/AlfordEmergencyFoodBank/?ref=bookmarks

Alford Emergency Food Bank is a temporary food bank run as part of the Alford Coronavirus Volunteer Support Network's community aid response to the coronavirus outbreak.

20/01/2020

All set up for our Open Day today, 1-3pm at Howe Trinity Church Hall.

19/01/2020

Just a reminder we are holding our Open Day tomorrow!

13/01/2020

We are holding our Open Day for children born between 1st March 2017 and 28th February 2018 on 20th January at Howe Trinity Church Hall between 1-3pm. Pop along to see the setting and meet the staff. Looking forward to seeing new and returning faces!

31/10/2019

Happy Halloween! Today the children enjoyed a Halloween party with party food and games and they treated us with some fantastic costumes! Hope everyone who went out tonight stayed warm and had fun ๐Ÿ˜Š

04/09/2019

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What a shame our outdoor space has been vandalised again. Please share to get the message out that this is totally unacceptable.

04/09/2019

What a shame our outdoor space has been vandalised again. Please share to get the message out that this is totally unacceptable.

04/06/2019

Look at our fab new playhouse! Many thanks to David Stephen for building this for us!

Just a reminder we are holding a meeting tonight to elect a new committee. We cannot stress enough that without a committee we are unable to run after August. Hope to see as many of you with playgroup aged children (and any interested parties!) in the hall at 7.30pm

[05/30/19]   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - please share

The current Committee of Alford Playgroup would like to invite anyone who will have a child in the setting (funded or unfunded) during the next academic year to an Information Night on Tuesday 4th June at 7.30pm in Howe Trinity Church Hall.

Alford Playgroup is a registered charity and is run by a Committee usually formed by parents/carers of the children who attend or are due to attend during the academic year. Unfortunately at our recent AGM we were unable to elect a new Committee due to a low turn out.

We are legally obliged by the Charity Regulator to fill the following roles:
- Chairperson (oversees the running of the Committee - sounds a much bigger job than it actually is!)
- Treasurer(s) (this can be split between two people - one to deal with paying wages/submitting timesheets to the payroll company, the other to deal with writing cheques, expenses etc)
Secretary - take minutes at Committee meetings.

Without these roles filled we are legally not allowed to operate and we feel the closure of Playgroup would be to the detriment of the village in general and in particular to the children who are due to come to us over the next year!

(Additional roles such as Ordinary Member and Fundraiser are available but there is no legal obligation to fill these).

The current committee would love to share their experiences with as many parents/carers/grandparents/interested parties as possible and hope that we can secure a new Committee to ensure the Playgroup keeps running as it has for the last 50 years.

If you would like to be involved but canโ€™t make the meeting please feel free to message the page to discuss any involvement.

Lastly - being part of the Committee is not a huge job or time commitment but means that you are part of ensuring that your child gets the most out of attending a setting which is very highly thought of by current and past users.

29/05/2019

Over the last two days the children have been releasing the butterflies that they have watched grow from caterpillars! It was very exciting to see them fly away and hopefully lay eggs of their own. ๐Ÿ› -> ๐Ÿฆ‹

23/05/2019

The Critter Keeper came to see us at Playgroup today. The children loved seeing the wide variety of animals he had but the favourite was definitely Marshmallow the rabbit!

12/04/2019

Last day for applications to be in for this position is today, 12th April!

All enquiries to [email protected]

08/04/2019

All enquiries to [email protected]

21/03/2019

The Playgroup children helped to raise some funds for Playgroup by participating in a sponsored obstacle course. They have been learning about space so it was tied into that theme. My little astronaut had a great time with his friends and now wonโ€™t take his medal off! Thanks Jackie, Angie and Sheena ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš€

14/02/2019

Lucky kids today ๐Ÿ˜

25/01/2019

A Burnsโ€™ Night themed snack for the Playgroup children today. Great for them to try new food and there was shortbread on offer too! Looks fab ๐Ÿ˜Š

20/01/2019

Just a reminder that we are holding our Open Day tomorrow. Please come along and see our lovely setting and meet our wonderful staff who will be happy to help with any questions you have. ๐Ÿ˜Š

18/01/2019

Monymusk Playgroup are hosting this event tomorrow. Fab film, well worth a watch if you havenโ€™t seen it (or a second viewing if you have!). All donations go to Monymusk Playgroup ๐Ÿ˜Š

17/01/2019

Information about our open day on Monday๐Ÿ˜Š

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Howe Trinity Church, Main Street
Alford
AB33 8AD

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm
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