Welcome to The Ladybird Playgroup

We are an Ofsted Registered Playgroup passionate about providing excellent childcare for pre-schoolers.

Based at the Salvation Army Hall in Histon we are a popular, well-established community run playgroup that encourages learning through play whilst under the care of our qualified staff.

Our Sessions

Our play environment consists of a warm and spacious hall and a lovely garden with a mud kitchen, play houses, play equipment and much more. For more information please go to our playgroup page to find out more about each session and our provision for delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS).

Our Ethos

We are a warm and welcoming group that really believe in providing a happy and safe environment for your child to play, learn and blossom.

Our children benefit from excellent Early Years education that focuses on exploration and play, creating and making whilst having fun which helps prepare them for their next adventure when they leave us.

Registered Charity

As a registered charity we regularly hold fundraising events such as discos, egg hunts, and Christmas crafts and are involved in local community events such as the annual Feast. We are run by a team of experienced, friendly and qualified staff and a committee of dedicated local parent volunteers. If you would like to get involved and be a part of our friendly team then please get in touch with us.


I started going to ladybirds when my boy was only 1, I will be honest I didn’t want to go , a bloke with a room full of mum’s, trying to do the right thing with his first child. But I can honestly say it was a great decision!. He loved it and so did I . So much so that he is now 5 and at school , but we both wish we could go back! (We sometimes do for a cuppa and a bit of cake 😊) Ben M October 2018

“He loved it and so did I”

Fantastic playgroup where my daughter really enjoyed going, in fact asked to go more days each week! The staff are very welcoming and made me feel very happy to leave my daughter there in their care, it was like home from home. Indoor and outdoor play, story time, singing songs, crafts, baking, animal experience visiting, painting – there really was so much going on. Really helped get my daughter ready for preschool – she’d already made lots of friends at the playgroup, and she was used to being in a setting without a parent which made the transition to preschool much easier. Laura G September 2018.

“Fantastic playgroup”