Uplands Playgroup Stroud


About us

What We’re All About

Uplands Playgroup Stroud is a small but busy community playgroup that offers a pre-school setting for children aged 2 years 9 months up to school age. We also run a weekly Parent & Toddler group for younger children. We have been serving the community for many years, celebrating our 50th Year Golden Anniversary in 2018.  We support children to grow and aid transition into school.

Uplands playgroup is at the heart of the community. Parents, grandparents, carers and local childminders are all welcomed as part of the playgroup ‘family’. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care for our whole family, and that includes the grown ups!

Friendships that last a life time begin at Uplands Playgroup.


Toddler Group

Re-opening September 2021

Due to continued restrictions and the unpredictable British weather we have decided to postpone re-opening to September 2021.


Covid-19 Updates

The playgroup has continued to be open since September 2021, throughout multiple lockdowns, operating as one bubble. We have enjoyed bringing some normality to the lives of our wonderful children and hope that from September will be able to welcome back our families to toddler groups and playgroup events.

Staff members are carrying out lateral flow test twice a week. This is to check for any asymptomatic cases and to keep the whole playgroup community safe and healthy. The playgroup children and staff will continue to act as one ‘bubble’ and in the instance of a positive test result on either the lateral flow tests or the PCR tests, playgroup will have to close. We hope we do not have many interruptions to service but will follow advice and isolate as per the NHS guidelines. Any case of a positive test result will be fully communicated with all parents.


September 2022 Term

Are you looking for a playgroup for your child for 2022?

We have finalised the September 2021 intake but there is a waiting list for anyone who hasn't been allocated a place this year. Please note that priority is given to children who live in the Uplands area, have siblings at Uplands School, children in care, and children in their pre-school year. We take children from the age of 2 years and 9 months.

To make an enquiry about availability for Uplands Playgroup please send an email to (you can use the form below.) 

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Opening Hours

Playgroup Sessions

Monday 9-3

Tuesday 9-3

Wednesday 9-3 (pre-schoolers only)

Thursday 9-12

Friday 9-12

Term time only

Toddler Group

Friday 1.30-3 due to re-open fully from September 2021. Term time only


Upcoming Events

  • Jumble Yard Sale
    Sun, 19 Sep
    Uplands Playgroup
    19 Sep, 10:00 – 12:00
    Uplands Playgroup, Thompson Rd, Uplands, Stroud GL5 1TE, UK
    Outdoor Jumble Sale - come and grab a bargain and help raise funds for the playgroup! Selling pre loved clothes, shoes, books, toys, games, household items and bric a brac. Tombola and homemade cake stall too!!
  • Lucky Severn Lottery
    Sat, 11 Sep
    Online Event
    11 Sep, 20:00
    Online Event
    Stroud District Council run a weekly lottery to support local causes. Uplands Playgroup has been selected to be one of those causes, and so for every £1 ticket purchased by our supporters 50p will come straight back to playgroup. See our 'About Us' page for details of how to purchase tickets.

Contact Us

Uplands Playgroup
Thompson Road

Tel: 01453762205

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