Ashgrove Playgroup

Ashgrove Playgroup


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Operating as usual



Playgroup assistant (Year's post with possible extension)
Applicants must hold NVQ level 2 or above in child care or equivalent.

Experience in a pre-school setting is desirable but not essential

All posts will require Access NI checks, Declaration of health from GP & relevant trust checks

If interested please contact us on our FB page or you can also email us at [email protected] for application form and job description.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 20th October 2023 @12 noon.

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A big happy birthday to our very own Colette Marshall. 🎂🎉


Registered Parents of Blossom Sure Start: We have spaces available to book a health check through Chest, Heart & Stroke on Tuesday 15th August. Please use the link and code below online to book a space.

Photos from Ashgrove Playgroup's post 28/06/2023

We hope your child has had an enjoyable year at playgroup. May we take this opportunity to wish you and your child every success for the future and we thank you for your support throughout the year.
Here are some pictures of our end of year party today. . ☀ 😎 ☀ 😎



Deputy Leader (temporary maternity cover October 2023 to June 2024 with possible extension)
The applicant must have Level 3 or above/equivalent. The applicant must also have two years experience in a Pre-School setting.

Post will require Access NI checks, Declaration of health from GP & relevant trust checks

If interested please contact us on our FB page or you can also email us on [email protected] for application form and job description and job specification.

Ashgrove Playgroup are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

CLOSING DATE Friday 30th June 2023 @12 Noon.

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Photos from Ashgrove Playgroup's post 09/06/2023

Congratulations to all the boys and girls for taking part in our Golden Mile Walk today 👏... that was our final fundraising event, thanks to everyone who sponsored the children.
Super well done we raised £350 🙌

Photos from Eóin Tennyson MLA's post 01/06/2023

We are Absolutely delighted with this news, well done everyone involved. 👏

Photos from Ashgrove Playgroup's post 01/06/2023

Sports Day Presentation 2023

Photos from Ashgrove Playgroup's post 01/06/2023

Big well done to all the boys and girls for taking part in our Sports Day this morning 👏🏃‍♀️🏃

Photos from Ashgrove Playgroup's post 12/05/2023

The sun is out in Costa Del Ashgrove 🌞


ATTENTION: This affects children and families in our local community!! If the Pathway Fund ceases in June it will have a detrimental knock on affect on children and families that access our Playgroup as we rely on Pathway Funding to keep our children's payment to a minimum.

Can we ask all past, present and future parents and community to please take a moment to sign this Petition and please feel free to share using

The online petition to has had a great response, now with almost 5000 signatures.

The Pathway Fund supports the most disadvantaged children and families right across NI.

Please continue to share and promote the online petition -

Timeline photos 25/04/2023

In two days’ time, parents/guardians will receive the outcome of their Pre-School (Stage 1) and Primary 1 applications for September 2023.

Applicants who applied online via EA Connect will receive an email on Thursday 27 April 2023. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk folder. If you applied using a paper application, you will receive information on your child’s pre-school or primary school place by a letter sent to your home address.

Please note, applicants of underage children and late deferrals will receive their outcome on 13 June 2023.

For further information, visit 👉

Photos from Ashgrove Playgroup's post 21/04/2023

Out and about in our community 🌞


A little visit to our local Butchers and Bakery 🥩🍩


Busy Friday in Playgroup 🙂


Wishing all our boys and girls, parents and community a very Happy Easter. Hope you have a lovely break and enjoy all the chocolate.
Playgroup will start back again on Monday 17th April.


Activities and singing with Jo-Jingles! 🐣

Photos from Ashgrove Playgroup's post 05/04/2023

What a busy morning we have had!! Visit from the Easter Bunny and Jo-Jingles 🐰🐣


A big thank you to Father Sheehan for taking the time to visit today to take the Trocaire money. We are so proud of our children in raising a huge amount of £195.32 and 2euro 90cent.
Well done boys and girls 👏


Big Congratulations to all who won prizes at our Easter Raffle.
1st prize: £30 Head O Road voucher(Donated by John Lawson) Winner: Rebecca McCann
2nd Prize: £25 meat voucher(Donated by Charlie Mallon Butchers) Winner: Nicole McCaffrey
3rd prize: Made to measure radiator cover (Donated by Dan Reay Joinery) Winner: Patrick McKenna
4th Prize: Classic back massage (Donated by MS Massage) Winner: Shea Mulholland
5th Prize: £20 Voucher (Donated by Porter Green Barbers) Winner: Micheal McGuigan

The Raffle raised £441.00.Thanks to the parents that sold tickets, and local business and parents that donated prizes.


Easter Raffle 2023


Little bit of Irish dancing

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