Welcome to Richmount Playgroup

Richmount playgroup is a community based preschool based in the village of Scotch Street 3 miles from Portadown in the direction of Moy. It is registered for 24 children. It offers preschool education for children from 2 years and 10 months through to immediate preschool age. It has a number of funded places for children in the preschool year as determined annually by the Education Authority. Richmount Playgroup is a registered charity

All our staff are professionally qualified.

We offer a full preschool education and also for younger children in the earlier year. It is has an extensive range of in and out door resources to assist the learning and development of the children

To find out more about the playground please refer to the menu to the left of this page. The prospectus gives you an in depth  appreciation of of our objectives and how we cater for the needs of preschool children.

You will find Richmount Playgroup has engaged in innovative and interesting initiatives such as Sharing from the Start and Getting Ready to Learn; the latter having the facility to lend books and resources to parents to encourage them to read and engage with their children in constructive play. Reading to children and developing their interest in reading  is very beneficial to the child's development. 

WE WOULD WISH POINT  OUT THAT RICHMOUNT PLAYGROUP IS NOT  A CHILDMINDING SERVICE; IT IS AN EDUCATIONAL FACILITY -WE HAVE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS TO GIVE CHILDREN THE BEST EARLY YEARS EDUCATION  AND BUILD THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE BEST  LIFE OPPORTUNITIES.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions or as a prospective parent you would like to visit the playgroup and meet the staff.

               

Richmount Playgroup excelled in its inspection as detailed in the draft report published by the Education & Training Inspectorate today. The inspection took place in May 2018 and cites the playgroup as working at full capacity. Well done to the children, staff and management committee and also to you the parents.
                                                                                                                                                             

The Scotch Street Childcare Analysis

The analysis has been completed. You can access the draft report - Please See the Scotch Street Childcare Needs Analysis page. There could be  some very interesting opportunities and facilities for childcare in the near future.

Apply now for places at Richmount Playgroup
Children can start the playgroup from 2 years & 10 months
There may also be some funded places available for children in the Pre School year
Please download an application form on :  

rpg application form.pdf

Or alternatively please contact the playgroup

Getting Ready to Learn lending library

At Richmount Playgroup, we offer parents the opportunity to borrow a book and a resource item every 2 weeks.

 Please have a look at the details of our books and resources, then drop us an email: richmountplaygroup@mail.com   stating your 1st and 2nd choice of book and resources with your child’s name. The items will then be sent home with your child on the following dates:


All items should be returned to playgroup before the next lending session.

A full list of books and resources can be found in the Getting Ready to Learn section of this website








  • Preschool

    By the time children are ready to attend preschool, they have already had a variety of experiences and have developed in a number of ways. In order to use and build upon the learning that has already taken place in the home and its immediate environment early years education should provide children with a rich variety of play activities and other experiences in a stimulating and challenging environment.


  • Earlier year

    Richmount Playgroup can cater for children from age 2 years and 10 months
    All children benefit from early education and care and it has been found that children who spent time in nurseries/playgroups were found to have improved children’s language development, and also to have improved social and emotional development and got on better with their peers.



Learning road safety
Outdoor constructive play at Richmount playgroup. Here we see children learning road safety.