Welcome to Ridgeway Playgroup’s website.

Ridgeway Playgroup is a small, friendly Playgroup, based in Bussage Village Hall. We employ a team of dedicated staff whose overall approach is to provide a happy, stimulating and enriching environment. We encourage children to learn, explore and experiment in a safe environment and operate within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.


Children are welcomed from 2 years to school entry age. We are Ofsted rated “Good” offering a great environment for your children to learn through play.  We provide a stimulating range of activities indoors and outdoors. Children are well motivated and eager learners who make good progress from their initial starting points.

Opening days & hours

Monday:9:00am – 3:00pm (Optional pickup at 12:30pm)</em

Tuesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Optional pickup at 12:30pm)</em
Wednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Optional pickup at 12:30pm)</em
Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Optional pickup at 12:30pm)</em
Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Optional pickup at 12:30pm )</em

Session charges

2 year old                                            3 and 4 year old

£5.50 an hour                                   £5.00 an hour

£19.25 morning only                        £17.50 morning only

£33 full day                                        £30 full day

We accept 15 and 30 hour funding the term after your child is 3


What parents say about us (June 2023)

 “Ridgeway has an amazing group of ladies, you all go above and beyond for all of the children. So lucky to have a playgroup like this in our community”

“The Ridgeway Playgroup is a wonderful setting. The staff go above and beyond for the children. I know that a lot of wonderful memories are made for the children. We as a family can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they put in.”

“Ridgeway Playgroup have looked after all three of my children over the years, but they continue to improve year on year. The staff are super and you can tell they love their jobs but more importantly the children.”

“We can only thank all the team for the part you have played in our child’s development. The experiences she has enjoyed has enabled her to grow in so many ways. The management of her education has always been of the highest order through its manner and attention to detail.”

“We love all the pictures and comments online each day and will really miss this! The learning journeys are amazing, a real work of art. It’s great when you can do smaller group tasks, especially focusing on learning the pre-schoolers need into the future. The variety of activities you do is incredible, we think Ridgeway is a very unique place.”

“Best playgroup I have ever seen! New things to do every day, friendly, enthusiastic staff and love the photos every day. It is obvious that you all work very hard and are very dedicated to the children.”

“The staff are absolutely brilliant, they have gone above and beyond to make sure that playgroup is a safe environment for our child with his nut allergy. They are supportive and we couldn’t ask for more.”

“All the staff are so cheerful, friendly and caring, especially when they greet the children in the morning. We would definitely rate this Playgroup as 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone with a young child, as the care and activities experienced is amazing.”

“Ridgeway is a nurturing, caring environment where staff get to know each child individually and work with their interests. Staff are so knowledgeable and caring and I couldn’t imagine a better setting for my son.”

“Ridgeway has been amazing, I feel like I am dropping kids off with a loving, caring family member! My child has grown in so many ways thanks to the extensive range of activities day to day and the support from all the wonderful staff”

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What Ofsted say about us


Ofsted Report 2019

The new team of staff work well together. They are highly motivated and dedicated to improving the childcare they provide. The play leader evaluates in detail the quality of the setting and develops action plans. This helps provide good outcomes for all children.

Staff complete detailed observations and assessments. They use the information well to plan a range of activities based around children’s interests and individual needs, such as developing an ice cream shop to encourage children to develop their imagination and talk about their experiences on holiday.

Children make good progress in their learning relative to their starting points. Children are happy and comfortable in the warm, welcoming surroundings. Staff are friendly and greet children warmly as they enter the building. They build positive relationships with the children. This helps to support children’s emotional well-being effectively.

There are good links with parents, carers and other professionals. Parents are encouraged to become fully involved in their child’s learning and help to support their child’s progress even further at home. Parents report they are very pleased with how their child has settled at the setting and the good progress they make. They talk highly about the staff and the care they provide.


Ofsted Report 2016

Leaders and staff show a good understanding of how children learn. They provide a stimulating range of activities indoors and outdoors. Children are well motivated and eager learners who make good progress from their initial starting points.
Leaders and staff consistently support children to manage their own feelings and behaviour. They teach children to understand what is expected of them. Children share, are well mannered, and show care and concern for each other.

Download a PDF of Ridgeway Playgroup’s full report