The playgroup is a charity (Registered Number 1035159), run by a volunteer committee of parents and non-parents. In recent years we have come to increasingly rely on non-parents to take on the more onerous individual responsibilities. However, under our constitution over half our board members should be parents of children within the playgroup and we encourage parents to join the committee. New committee members can either be co-opted or elected at the AGM each February.

At the AGM in February 2017, it was agreed that from 1st September 2017 the pre-school will be known as South Darley and Winster Pre-school Playgroup. 


The Pre-school trustees seek to exercise good governance and they regularly review the Pre-school’s constitution in line with advice from the Pre-school Learning Alliance.


The preschool has a policy structure to enable safe and consistent working. Copies of the polices relevant to the children are included here and in the parents' folder available during each session. Use the search facility above if you want to look for a specific keyword within a policy.

Edit Policies

Admissions and Settling in Policy

Behaviour Management Policy/Procedures

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Closure Policy

Complaints Procedure

Confidentiality Policy

Data Protection Policy

Equality Policy

Food and Drink Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion Policy

Lost Children Policy

Medicines Policy

Outings Policy

Privacy Notice for Parents

Recruitment Policy

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

Uncollected Child Procedure

Last Updated: 10 June 2019