Bluebell Playgroup

About Our Playgroup

Bluebell Playgroup is situated in a large, purpose built facility in the grounds of Southcott Lower School. We have been operating at this school since 2003, and have grown with the school in that time. We offer 2.5 and 3 hour sessions, and the fees can be seen here.

Welcoming to parents

Parents are welcome to join in their child’s playgroup session. If you are interested, please see a member of staff who would be happy to book you a time in the diary. All help is appreciated, and it is a chance to see what your child gets up to! We have a half termly newsletter which will keep you up to date on upcoming events, activities and special notices.

Child Centered

Every child in our care has a dedicated key person, who will ensure your child’s needs are properly assessed and addressed, and is your first point of contact if you have any concerns or queries . If your child has been allocated sessions in Playgroup they are eligible to start regardless of being potty trained. We have extensive experience in dealing with special educational needs and can offer help, advice and support and if necessary request referrals if further assistance is required.

Educational Resources

We have a wide range of books, toys, games and computer based learning to help your child’s development.


All children are provided with a healthy snack during the session.

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Bluebell Playgroup

Southcott Lower School Bideford Green Linslade, Beds. LU7 2UA

Session Times

Morning Sessions 3 hrs 8.45-11.45 Afternoon Sessions 3 hrs 12.15-3.15


07842 216983


We aim to keep our fees as low as possible. Prices are £10.25 for 3 hr session. Children eligible for funding but allocate it elewhere are charged £12 per session. We now offer a wraparound service which allows children to attend full days, the extra half hour costs £2.50. For funded children wanting full day but not wishing to pay the extra fee, the start time is 9:15 am.

Sure Start Funding

Government funding is available for all children in the term following their 3rd birthday. If you have any queries, please contact us and we will be happy to help.