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.


My eldest daughter loved Ladybirds. We went to the Toddler groups together which was a lovely way to meet the staff (who are wonderful – so warm and kind) and then she went to playgroup. She made lots of friends who she moved up to preschool with and she’s just started school with a lot of the same children in her class. This has helped both transitions a lot. I have some lovely friends too from going to the group. It’s a real family environment and my younger daughter also loves it too. As a stay at home parent it was great to have some time to get things done and wonderful to see my daughter’s confidence and independence grow at playgroup. There are lots of activities on offer, messy play, trikes, toys, playdough, baking – something for everyone! I can’t recommend it enough! Kate B September 2018

“I can’t recommend it enough”

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”