Jollytime Playgroup

for ages from 26months to 5yrs

children at jollytime playgroupMonday to Friday during term time
Cost £12.50 per session, minimum 3 sessions per week.
We now run an extra session on a Wednesday 1-3pm which allows for a full day session if required.

Jollytime is a vibrant, busy, friendly playgroup. The aims of the group are to advance the education and development of children up to the age of 5 and to encourage parent/carer to understand and provide for the needs of their children.

To provide appropriate play facilities together with the opportunity for parents/carer to take responsibility for and to become involved in such activities.

To encourage appropriate training for the achievement of these aims.

 Jollytime is a long standing playgroup of 30 years. We follow OFSTED requirements for staff to child ratios and we follow the national curriculum.

"Our last Ofsted inspection was 2015 in which we were rated 'GOOD'

-Staff engage well with all children and make learning fun.
-Staff plan a stimulating environment.
-A well established key person system promotes children's well-being

Pop in any morning if you would like to have a look at the group. There is no need to make an appointment, although it's always best before 11am otherwise you disturb snack time and story time.

Jollytime has an admissions policy and operates a waiting list. A £10.00 registration fee applies when your child is accepted. All children qualify for The Nursery Education Grant the term after they are 3 years old. This means they qualify for a free place.

If you are considering a place at Jollytime for your child and would like to join our waiting list, call Sharon or Tina in the centre office on 0208 685 9452 or you can contact playgroup manager directly on the playgroup mobile 07852 317 070.

Jollytime encourage parental involvement in the group and ask parents/carers to volunteer in the session once a term.

We currently have free places for 2 yr olds. If you are claiming benefits, you may be able to get a free place for your child.

Places are available for children aged two in families claiming certain out-of-work benefits and low-income families which claim Working Tax Credit.

If you are claiming out-of-work benefits with a household income less than £16,190 a year:

1) Visit the My Early Learning Website
2) Enter your details into the Online Checker
3) If you are eligible, the checker will provide you with a Reference Number for you to use to claim your child's free place

If you are claiming Working Tax Credit with a household income (before tax) of less than £16,190 a year?

1) Find your local Children's Centre in Merton
2) Take your TC602 Tax Credits Award Notice with you to the children’s centre
3) The staff at the centre will arrange for checks to be made for you
4) If you are eligible, you will be contacted and given a Reference Number for you to use to claim your child's free place.

For more information, visit your local children's health centre, the Lavender Locality Children's Centre, where staff will be happy to help.

Steers Mead site - 020 8274 5866
Lavender Pavilion, Steers Mead, Mitcham, CR4 3HL

London Road site - 020 8646 7345
London Road, Mitcham CR4 3LB

You can also speak to a health visitor or Jobcentre Plus Adviser.

If you would like someone to call you, simply text your postcode to 07852 317070 or email