About Us


This lovely and cosy playgroup was established in 2000 by a group of pioneering mums who saw the need in the area for quality pre-school education for their children.  They took what was once a practically disused building, petitioned local authorities and sourced funding to transform it into the excellent indoor and outdoor learning facility we have today.

Discovering Kids Playgroup is based permanently in the charming ‘Old School’ building in the heart of the Loup village.  It is a unique Playgroup providing a relaxing and homely environment where children can feel confident and secure to explore, develop and learn.  The staff are warm and friendly and the wonderful atmosphere generated within the Playgroup between the staff and children truly reflects this.

The most recent inspection of the ETI in November 2009 graded us outstanding which was for us a marvellous achievement and a reflection of the work put in by the staff, committee, parents and the wider community of the Loup who have helped us along the way.

Over the years the Playgroup has gone from strength to strength and with admissions in 2010 reaching an all time high we had to open our afternoon sessions on a full-time basis in order to accommodate those who were not able to get into the morning session.

Admissions 2014/2015 – 35 funded pre-school places

Admissions 2015/2016 – 32 funded pre-school places (as at June 2015)

Our hopes for the future are to keep working in partnership with parents and other professionals in order to maintain our high standards, and keep striving to improve the care and education we offer to families of pre-school children in the Loup and surrounding community.