Education and Training Inspectorate report March 2010.
"The quality of education/training provided by this playgroup is very good. The playgroup is meeting very effectively the educational and pastoral needs of the children; and has demonstrated its capacity for sustained self-improvement."
Social Worker, Northern HSC Trust Inspection.
"High Kirk Community Playgroup provides a nurturing environment for the pre-school child in excellent premises. Children are in the care of well-qualified and educated staff as they learn together through structured play activities."

High Kirk Community Playgroup is a well-established playgroup which is committed to providing a high standard of care and education for your children. In our pre-school setting, your child will be offered the best possible start to their educational life; giving them a head start in life-long learning.

The playgroup is registered with: Early Years: The Organisation for young children (the largest organisation for young children in Northern Ireland) Northern Health and Social Care Trust - The Early Years Team


We offer funded pre-school places for children in their immediate pre-school year as part of the Pre-school Education Expansion Programme provided by the Department of Education. We also provide private fee paying places.

The staff in the playgroup are fully qualified and specialise in pre-school education and the implementation of the Pre-School Curriculum. Our adult:child ratio is 1:8.

Playgroup Supervisor:

Mrs Lorraine Dempsey BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Playgroup Assistants:

Mrs Elaine Wray NVQ III Early Years Care and Education Mrs Kathryn Bailie Advanced Diploma in Child Care and Education Mrs Dianne Thompson
NVQ III Childrenís Care, Learning and Development

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