About Us

Portrush Community Playgroup is a registered charity and has been in operation since 1972.  We are a cross community Playgroup. For almost 50 years we have been at the heart of the town meeting the needs of children in an ever changing society.

Portrush Community Playgroup aims to advance the education of young children through the provision of an appropriate, safe and satisfying programme of play and activities, to meet with the requirements of the Department of Education’s curriculum.  We believe ‘interaction and play are the main channels through which children learn and develop’.  We operate a High Scope approach – High Scope is an approach to learning derived from development principles.  Its mission is to work as advocates for children and families through active participatory learning which will empower children and adults to develop their potential and contribute meaningfully as citizens.  We believe that children learn best when they are engaged in planning, carrying out and reflecting on their experiences.’