Who We Are

Pyrford Playgroup is owned and managed by Marion McMullan and Katharine Wright.

We are local mums with, between us, a business degree, a teaching degree and a range of experience in business management, child minding, class teaching, local voluntary children’s groups and of course, importantly, having our own children, now at primary and secondary schools.

Marion is the nominated Child Protection Liaison Officer (CPLO)

Katharine is the Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

In addition, we have a strong and experienced team of five, with qualifications ranging from Qualified Teacher Status to NVQ  levels 2 and 3 in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are all trained in paediatric first aid and child safeguarding .

Everyone in the playgroup who cares for your children are mothers and know how challenging it can be to steer children in their development, to understand and interpret their behaviour, even to get them ready and out of the front door!

Of great importance is our relationship with parents. We can only work successfully with the children in our care by working with parents. To that end we begin with a welcoming start to the day when parents can feel comfortable to approach us, we are available to talk at the end of each session, and will always make appointments for any more lengthy conversations.