Uley Under 5s Playgroup is a childcare setting for children aged 2 years to 4 years old, helping them to prepare for the big wide world of school! Based in Uley village in the heart of the Cotswolds, surrounded by the towns of Cam, Dursley, Nympsfield, Horsley, and Stroud; Uley Under 5s Playgroup provides sessions throughout the week in a busy and community-oriented environment.

Children at Uley Under 5s Playgroup have the opportunity to explore the countryside around the hall on guided walks with the staff, visiting many local areas of outstanding beauty and natural interest, as well as our local community shop and post office, church, and excellent village school. Preschool-aged children benefit from rising-fives sessions incorporated into their playgroup day, as well as numerous visits to the reception class and chances to engage in school activities such as the Nativity, harvest festival, summer picnic, and Sports Day. We are also lucky enough to have frequent access to the community orchard, where the children are able to grow their own vegetables.

If you'd like to know more about our Playgroup, or (even better) want to pop in for a visit, please have a look at our pages about starting at Uley Under 5s Playgroup or check out our contact page for more information.


We are pleased to announce that our new opening times will remain the same as last term:

* Mon – 8.30am-1pm

* Wed – 8.30am-3pm

* Thurs - 8.30am-3pm

* Fri - 8.30am-3pm


We are offering the earlier 8.30am start to help with getting to work and school, and similar to other settings, we are required to impose a couple of rules to help fund this:

* 2 year-olds can start at 8.30am or 9am so the minimum session length will be 4 hours

* All 3 and 4 year-olds will be charged from 8.30am regardless of the time they start e.g, a minimum 4.5 hour session on a Monday, and a minimum 6.5 hour session on the other days.

For self-funded children, we are able to keep the rates in line with local authority rates:

* £4.90 per hour for 2 year-olds

* £3.90 per hour for 3 and 4 year-olds

Uley Under 5s Playgroup will now be open to all children aged 2-4, from 8.30am - 3pm! We currently have a few places for under 3s in early summer so please contact Nicola Wood for more details and session availability at:


If you would like to keep in touch with what we are up to through the week, you can find more information here on our planning pages!


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Dates for your diary:

* Saturday 6th April 3-5pm - The Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Uley School Playing Field. Free to all Families of UU5s and their children

* Throughout the easter holidays - Easter Bunny Trail around Uley Village. Collect a trail map and prize from Uley Village Stores. Please be aware of opening times over easter. £2 per child.


We welcome any offers of help from parents! Please contact our new Chairperson at if you would like to help with any of these events. Otherwise, please book those babysitters and come and enjoy the fun with us!


From the 25th May will be operating in accordance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulations. For more information, please see our privacy policy by clicking here.

Following our AGM on Wednesday 20th September, details of our new committee can be found here.



  • EASYFUNDRAISING – Free money for your Playgroup! … more
  • UNIFORM AVAILABLE – Uley Under 5s Uniform now available!  more



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