About Us

Little Explorers Playgroup has been running Playgroup, Pre-school and Toddler sessions from Prestbury Pavilion for over thirty years with thanks and continued support of Prestbury Parish Council.

Using the play area

We are a community based; not-for-profit playgroup which means we are managed by a voluntary management committee. This is usually made up of parents whose children attend the group.  We employ a fully qualified staff team most of whom are parents themselves.

Little Explorers is a member of the Gloucestershire PATA (Parent and Toddler Association).

Our latest Ofsted inspection report can be found here:


Little Explorers is a registered charity (1052304).


Staff Team:

  • Becky – Playgroup Manager from October 2021, BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies
  • Margaret  –  Playgroup Deputy Manager working at Little Explorers since 2008, Level 3 certificate in Childcare and Education
  • Julie – Playgroup Deputy Manager joined us in April 2017,  Level 3 certificate in Childcare and Education
  • Leah – Playgroup Assistant joined Little Explorers in November 2020, Level 2 certificate in Children & Young Peoples Workforce
  • Danea – Playgroup Assistant joined us in January 2021, NVQ Level 3
  • Jess – Playgroup Assistant joined us in April 2021
  • Clare – Playgroup Assistant joined us in April 2021
  • Jackie – Business and Financial Administrator

All our staff have undertaken paediatric First Aid and have up to date child protection training.

Current Parent committee (June 2021):

  • Rosalind Waters- Chairperson
  • Lucy Wakeman- Secretary
  • Claire Whitton – Treasurer
  • Ruth Banwell – Elected member

All commitee members are DBS checked.