Village Explorers Playgroup

Village Explorers Playgroup


hi girls... when do you start taking applications for sept? i was hoping to send alice 2 mornings a week and wondered when i need to put her name down. she will be 3 in september. 😀
photo in paper 2day guys.. buy before it sells out 😉
*Job vacancy*

Village Explorers require a staff member with minimum qualification of CCLD level 3 to cover maternity leave December 18 - june 19.

Must have previous experience in a playgroup/nursery setting.

Email: [email protected] (by Tuesday 13th November)
I would like to really thank everyone at village explorers- jennifer, zoe, gillian and Diane for everything you have done for robyn over this last year. She has had so much fun and grown in confidence. I don't think she fully understands it's come to end but I know we will still be hearing stories of her time with you in the future. We would like to wish u all the very best for next year and enjoy a much deserved summer break. Thank you again x
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to village explorers for this past year. Diane Johnston, Gillian , Jenny Foster and Zoe Shannon thank you for all your hard work and patience. Pippa has enjoyed every day and has felt safe, secure and happy all year. Not once has she not wanted to go and she has made some lovely wee friends too. As a mummy you can't ask for any more. Enjoy the summer off. Lots of love xx
Thank you all so much Jacob has loved his time at village explorers and made lots of little friends he's going to miss going there 😀

Privately run Playgroup Registered by Social Services! Playroup taking children from 3years, mon - fri 9am-1pm. Out of Schools taking children from 4years 2months, mon - fri 2pm-6pm

Operating as usual

[03/18/21]   Hi everyone, It will be 1 year tomorrow from Village Explorers closed due to covid 19.
What a crazy year it has been!
I just want to let everyone know that Village Explorers will not be reopening in the next school year September 2021. Some parents had been enquiring & hoping that we would reopen.
Village Explorers opened in February 2010, it was the best 10 years. We had the pleasure of welcoming so many little Explorers through our door.
So I would just like to thank every one who supported us & put their trust in us to prepare their precious wee children for school life.

We have the best job in the world & will never forget the years in Richhill with our little explorers.

Gillian x

(For any parents that didn't get to collect their childs photo books in August I still have these & would love you to have them)
Feel free to contact me.

[05/10/20]   Hi everyone! Who can believe we'r going into the 8th week from playgroup closed, we miss our wee Explorers so much!
I feel so grateful that I am able to be at home with my 4 children even though some days are a bit crazy managing school work etc. We take 1 day at a time and we get there in the end.
🌈I know there are so many of our Village Explorers parents that are still having to go to work each day/night and can't be at home with their family as much as they would like. We are so thankful for all there hard work & dedication in all they do.🌈
Jennifer & I have still abit of work to do in preparing little books with photos & Art work for you of your child's time at Village Explorers. We will be in contact with you in the near future.
📱If you have any questions just give me a call to playgroup phone or send me a message on Facebook.

Gillian & Jennifer


Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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[03/18/20]   🔴Playgroup will be open tomorrow (Thursday) as normal 9am - 1pm.
* *Updates to follow when we know more.**

[03/16/20]   *REMINDER*
Village Explorers will be open tomorrow Tues 17th as normal.

[03/09/20]   🔴Due to parental queries please read the following in response to recent concerns over coronavirus.

🔴Children who are experiencing symptoms of the virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and who have been in contact with someone suspected of the virus should stay at home and should not attend playgroup until they have sought medical advice - call 111 and do not return playgroup until advised to by PHA or GP.


🥰It was a very exciting month for everyone at Village Explorers.
🎂We celebrated our 10th birthday last Friday, we had some party treats & games.
👶🙋‍♀️Last Friday Hannah also went off on maternity leave, we will all miss her so much! We hope she has a great time off and can relax & have a rest before baby arrives.




This month we are learning about different types of transport. Today we made yummy little cars! 🚗
On Friday we celebrated chinese New year & had Chinese food for snack. 🍜🍚


🖍Some busy hands at playgroup last week.🖍

[01/09/20]   🖍REMINDER🖍
( tonight Thur 9th)

[12/19/19]   🎅Christmas trip tomorrow (Fri) 🚌Bus leaving Village Explorers 9am sharp. (children to be collected again at approx 12noon) CHILDREN TO WEAR UNIFORM PLEASE.


🎄Just a few wee Christmas pics so far!🎄

[12/17/19]   🤶REMINDERS🎅
Fancy dress (Tues) Christmas jumpers (Thurs) Christmas trip (Fri)

[12/13/19]   🖍Playgroup space has became available. Monday-friday. (9am-1pm)🖍
contact playgroup or message page for info.
Please SHARE.


A few photo's from last week.👋🖍


We had great fun in playgroup this morning wearing our pajamas and raising some money for children in need!!

[10/29/19]   Halloween party tomorrow (Wednesday.) Fancy dress optional. No packed lunch needed as we are having party food.

[10/07/19]   ****Reminder****
All of October playgroup payments due in by 1pm tomorrow Tuesday 8th.


Charlie bear packed his bag on Friday & off he went on another adventure! This is Charlie's 3rd trip so far. All the children are waiting very patiently for there turn to take Charlie home.
🍁🐻Can't wait to hear all about it. 🐻🍁


Look what we made this morning! Yummy scones.
They were so nice we eat them all for morning snack, fresh out of the oven. Yum!


Village Explorers Playgroup


Village Explorers Playgroup


Messy play this morning in our car wash tuff tray.🚗


Today we went to the shop to buy Cornflour to make our own gloop. We have had lots of fun with our messy play!


[09/09/19]   🕘🕐Normal playgroup hours start today Monday 9th Sept (9am- 1pm)
🍎Children to bring packed lunch from today onwards.
🖍Im sure you would agree that settling in went really well last week. All children were very settled, happy & content. Even got a trip out to the park on Friday!
😀Ready for another great week!

[09/02/19]   *Reminder*
Hours for settling in this week are Monday - Friday 9.30am - 11am. (children come on days you selected for them)

[08/22/19]   Hi everyone, not long now!
I hope all our little explorers that are starting in September are looking forward to meeting us next week!🖍🤸‍♀️🖌🤸‍♂️
Just want to make sure that everybody that was expecting starting letters in the post has now received these in the past few weeks. If not let me know ASAP.


We would be very grateful if you could SHARE THIS POST as we have some space still available.


Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the nice weather so far.☀️
I just want to let you know I am preparing infomation letters at the minute for all those that are due to start Playgroup Sept - Dec 19.
🖍So just to reassure you that your child's place is secured. We should have recived your ✅Registration form
✅£25 registration fee
✅Child due to start Sept- Dec19

[06/26/19]   Could I please ask that all JUNE payments are in by 1pm today (Wednesday)

[06/19/19]   ☀️Reminder- End of term fun tomorrow Thurs 20th June. Meet playgroup staff at 9am in portadown.
Collect children same place at 10.30am. (parents do not have to stay with their child, playgroup staff will supervise)

⭐Important - Please do not leave your child untill you have spoken to a member of staff who will sign them in and again sign them out when leaving.
⭐Could all children please wear playgroup T-shirt.

[06/18/19]   🖊Anyone still need to leave in registration form for their child starting Playgroup SEPT/OCT 19.
☀️We need these in by (Wednesday 26th June) as we close for summer holidays on Thurs 27th 12noon.
🖍There are still a few spaces available. Registration forms can be collected from the Playgroup between 9am-1pm.🖍

[05/16/19]   Reminder
Village Explorers playgroup
⭐OPEN NIGHT⭐ tonight 6-7pm





Maynooth Road, Richhill
BT61 9PE
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