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Ben Rhydding Pre-school Playgroup has been at the heart of our local community for over 40 years.

The strong relationships we enjoy with local schools, playgroups, children’s activity providers, local organisations and businesses are important to us.

A comment by our local Primary School shows the positive impact we have on the children who attend.

The children who come to Ben Rhydding Primary School from Ben Rhydding Playgroup settle extremely well into the Reception class, including those children with additional needs. This is partly due to the transition agreement / partnership between both settings. Members of staff from the playgroup bring the children over once a week from the beginning of the summer term. This occurs for the whole summer term and days and times vary to cater for all children. This gives the children plenty of time to get to know their new learning environment and adults who will be responsible for them in September, while in the care of trusted adults that they know.
The children from Ben Rhydding Playgroup arrive in September (generally) being secure in the prime areas of learning and ready to develop and embed the specific areas. All children are able to form positive relationships with their new adults and other peers in the class. Most children can follow instructions and listen to each other, take turns and share resources. They are able to express their needs clearly and can be independent in looking after themselves. The children have good gross motor skills, with the majority demonstrating fine motor control and co-ordination. Generally, the children are ready for the Reception year and are eager, curious and motivated to take the next steps in their learning.  Lucy Alston , Reception Class Teacher, Ben Rhydding Primary School.

We already enjoy fruitful working relationships with:

The Revival Centre

We have good links with The Revival Centre in Mattuga, Uganda through Libby & Phil Chappell who do some fantastic work with the community there alongside St John’s Church and other volunteers in Ben Rhydding. If you are interested in finding out more or would even like to travel and help out at the Centre or have items you might like to donate to the families, School or care facilities, please let Libby & Phil know.

Ashlands Primary School

Leeds Road
West Yorkshire
LS29 8JY

Tel: 01943 609050

Email office@ashlands.bradford.sch.uk


Ben Rhydding Fete


The annual Ben Rhydding Fete & Scarecrow Festival held in June.

Ben Rhydding Primary School

Bolling Road, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, LS29 8QH.

Tel:  01943 431133





If you would be interested in establishing a partnership with Ben Rhydding Pre-school Playgroup, contact us.

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We currently have spaces for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. Give us a call (01943 602487), send us an email (mail@brplaygroup.com) or message us via our Facebook group if you would like to come for a look around, Sept … Continue reading

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