Happy Faces Playgroup
Happy Faces Playgroup Sherfield-on-Loddon, Basingstoke, Hook, Reading
Happy Faces Playgroup

Our Playgroup

Happy Faces Playgroup is a small, friendly playgroup with an excellent reputation. We welcome new families to come and visit us at any time during a session (however, we would be grateful if you could avoid the first and last fifteen minutes of each session). No appointment is necessary as we like to feel that you are seeing a true picture.


Please check the Happy Faces Facebook page to see up to date news and information regarding the Playgroup, including the latest COVID updates and our events.

Our Aims

We aim to provide high quality care and education for pre-school children (from 2 to 5 years old) in a fun, stimulating and caring environment. The staff work in partnership with parents to help children, including children with special educational needs (SEN), to learn and develop to their full potential.

We also aim to add to the life and well-being of the local community and offer children and their parents a service which promotes equality and values diversity. Please read our policy to gain a better understanding of this service. For further information on local sources of support and advice for supporting children with special educational needs, please visit the Hampshire Family Information and Services Hub.

Our Service

  • Individual care and attention made possible by our high ratio of adults to children
  • A safe and stimulating environment
  • Fun and friendship with other children and adults, playing, working and learning together
  • Help to take forward learning and development by building on existing knowledge and skills
  • A personal key person to ensure satisfying progress
  • A pre-school where parents help to shape the service offered, and which sees you as a partner in helping your child to learn and develop

Our Activities

Happy Faces organises its sessions so that the children can choose from - and work at - a range of activities and, in doing so, build their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. At every session a selection of the following are available for the children to choose from: Painting corner, gluing and sticking table, adult-led craft activity related to the theme for the week, challenge table, play-dough, role play area and dressing up clothes, a selection of toys, books, games and puzzles.

Session Times for 2023/24

Monday – Friday session times available:

  • 8.45am – 12.15pm (Morning session)
  • 9.00am – 12.15pm (Morning session)
  • 9.15am – 12.15pm (Morning session)
  • 8.45am – 1.15pm (Morning with lunch)
  • 9.00am – 1.15pm (Morning with lunch)
  • 9.15am – 1.15pm (Morning with lunch)
  • 12.15pm – 3.45pm (Afternoon with lunch)
  • 1.15pm – 3.45pm (Afternoon session)
  • 8.45am – 3.45pm (All day session)
  • 9.00am – 3.45pm (All day session)
  • 9.15am – 3.45pm (All day session)

Click here to see 2023/24 Term and Holiday/Closure Dates.

Where are we?

We operate from The Liddell Hall which is located at the rear of Sherfield-on-Loddon Village Hall. The hall provides a warm, welcoming and cosy environment and we also have a fully-enclosed garden for the children to play in.

View our latest Ofsted Report

For more information:

Happy Faces Administrator - 07791 141176
Happy Faces Playgroup - 01256 880903


© 2024, Happy Faces Playgroup - Charity number 1029688