Should children be able to read and write by age 4?

Shocked by this article which states there are concerns that children are starting school unable to read or write. And, if that wasn’t bad enough, it clarifies that this is at age 4! Thank goodness I live and work in Scotland where we are a little more in tune with children’s learning and development 🤷🏼‍♀️



Vacancy for Admin Assistant and Relief Playleader

We are sad to say that Sharon, our admin assistant, is leaving us though pleased to say that she has secured a role as an early years apprentice. We wish her well in her new role and hope she wont be a stranger to Playgroup.

We are now looking to fill her role of Administrative Assistant and Relief Playleader in advance of the start of our new term later this month.

For more details please contact our committee (