Borderbrook Anglican Voluntary Controlled School

For FREE places to Playgroup (and Nursery) see the bottom of the page.


 Our Aim

 To provide a safe, secure and stimulating play environment, where children are cared for and learn through well resourced and planned activities, whatever their race, culture, religion, means or ability.


 Flexibility for Parents

Our playgroup children have a unique opportunity to explore in their own space whilst being fully integrated within the school. This enables playgroup children to socialise with older children and their siblings that are already attending the school.

Playgroup sessions are available every morning, 9:00-1:00pm for just £20.00.  We are registered to take children from 2 years onward. Children aged 3 years and above can stay on for Nursery in school from 12:45pm - 3:15pm, free of charge; offering you total flexibility.

For more information please contact school on 01948 770676


Care Inspectorate Wales

On September 24th, 2019, our playgroup setting received a routine inspection of our service from the Care Inspectorate Wales. The inspection was unannounced, and included observations of the playgroup staff, their interactions with the children in their care, documentation and policies and the setting itself.

We are delighted with the outcome of the inspection, and once again hugely proud of our playgroup. The report classified the playgroup as

"Good:- These are services with strengths and no important areas requiring significant improvement. They consistently exceed basic requirements, delivering positive outcomes for children and actively promote their well-being."


"Overall assessment

Children are happy, valued and experience positive interactions. They benefit from a variety of activities from which they can choose. They have a stimulating and well equipped environment in which to play and learn. They are cared for by staff who also work in the school and understand how to keep them safe and who promote daily outdoor play.

Leaders have an appropriate oversight of the service. They use feedback to plan for improvements and have a good relationship with parents.

Many new indoor and outdoor equipment and resources have been purchased to provide a greater range of learning experiences for the children such as new books to reflect children’s interests. Low level furniture has been introduced so children can easily help themselves. Hessian backed displayed boards contribute to a calm and welcoming environment. Numicon and scales have added interest to the number area as well as encouraging early mathematical skills. Policies and procedures have been reviewed and updated reflecting the running of the service. Children can have a school lunch whilst in the service and snack menus have been improved. Planning follows children’s interests and more natural storage and recycled natural materials such as corks provide a sensory experience for the children."

Read the full report here ....Playgroup inspection 2019.pdf


Come along and visit us.

We know that parents want the very best for their children. We at Borderbrook Playgroup are confident that we can offer you and your child(ren) a fabulous experience in a wonderfully stimulating environment.

 You are more than welcome to arrange to see our wonderful setting, meet the staff and have a coffee. You can see our playgroups' lovely creative room, their work and activities. Take a stroll around our outdoor wildlife area, see the vegetables growing in the garden that the children have planted, and see for yourself what is on offer. The staff will be delighted to chat to you about what your needs are and how we can help. We offer very personalised care plans for your child/ren and can cater for highly individualised needs. 


PLEASE NOTE: due to changing COVID-19 restrictions, access to the playgroup may have changed a little. Please contact school directly to discuss what is currently possible.


 We admit children from 2 years to school starting age.

Please contact the school directly and speak to our

Playgroup Leader  on 01948 770 676.


Learning and development through play

Playgroup offers a structured morning of early years activities which facilitate the children’s learning and development through play. The children thrive in the safe, secure, caring and respectful environment.

Opening Times

 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 13.00pm.



Playgroup session charge £20.00 (9.00am - 13.00pm).


Our CSSIW Inspection Report

Our Playgroup childcare setting was previously inspected by the CSSIW (Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales) on 10th November 2016. We received a highly positive report with no recommendations for improvement, and we are very proud of the comments made by the inspector.


The complete report can be found on the following web link:

Free Childcare for Children aged 3 -4 years....


All eligible working parents living in Wrexham are now able to apply to access the offer for children from the start of the term following their third birthday until the September after they turn 4 to access:

  • up to 30 hours per week of combined Childcare and Early Years Foundation Phase Education during the term time and
  • up to 9 weeks of childcare (30 hours) in the school holidays through the Childcare Offer

Wrexham and Flintshire Councils are working jointly to provide the Childcare Offer in Wrexham. Wrexham parents can check their eligibility and apply on-line - (external link) on the joint online system hosted by Flintshire Council for the Childcare Offer in Wrexham.

Additionally, our Playgroup Leader will be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have, or to complete the application.