Plough Green Pre-school

Children's Centres

As a parent, if you are looking for advice or activities to do with your child, your local children's centre may be able to help.  Please look at Kingston Children's Centres Facebook pages - AfC Kingston Children's Centres at

If you wish to register with any Children’s Centres please see Children's Centre Registration Form

Please take a look at the Early Years Alliance website (of which we are a member).  They are offering a range of courses starting from October 2021 for FREE.  Go to:  Free online learning for the whole family - book your session now | early years alliance (

Other ideas are available at:

BBC's Tiny Happy People  has a range of simple activities and play ideas for parents or carers to find out about their children's early development including those with Special educational needs and disability. 

Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19) has advice for parents and carers of early years children who have not yet started school.  

10 top tips to encourage children to read has information to help parents think about ways to make reading enjoyable and engaging.

Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19) has advice for parents and carers looking after children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Recipe for playdough


2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup flour (ordinary plain flour works best. You can use gluten-free flour – it makes a stickier texture)
½ cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
Few drops food colouring


Put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook slowly over a low heat, stirring continuously, until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan to form a ball. 

When cool enough to handle, knead for a couple of minutes. 

It is lovely to play with while still warm!

Playdough can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Note: not to be eaten due to high salt content

Try adding:
Lavender or mandarin essential oil
Uncooked rice
Uncooked spaghetti, broken into short lengths