About Us

Established over 25 years ago, Dagnall Under 5’s aims to provide a safe and secure environment in which children can learn and develop. Serving Dagnall and the surrounding villages, we have close links to local schools, churches and communities.

From our last OFSTED we are currently rated as GOOD 14/02/2020.

All our staff are checked by the relevant authorities to ensure their suitability and are qualified or working towards qualifications to DCSF standards. This means our playgroup leaders have to be qualified to level three and assistants to at least level 2. Four members of staff have First Aid training.

We welcome children from 2 years to school age, including children with special needs and we have 1 SEND trained staff member.

Our roles within playgroup are:

Ann Tobin Pre-School Leader
Bev Way Deputy
Debbie Monnington (Level 3 Pre-school Practitioner)
Izzy Lee (Level 3 Pre-school Practitioner)

Government funding is available at Dagnall Under Fives for children aged 2 – 4 years old.

We also take work vouchers.

Non – funded places are £16.00 per session

Parents are invoiced at the beginning of each half term.


*Dagnall Under Fives is a registered charity and is managed by a parent committee which ensures that major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group. The committee is responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, and the employment and appraisal of staff.