Little Otters


Welcome to Little Otters.

We are a governor led playgroup, based within the school grounds, in our own purpose built setting. We enrol children to start playgroup the school term of their third birthday, and they stay with us until they join Reception.

Our Playgroup Leader is Mrs Jo Jenkins and she is assisted by Mrs Caroline Charnley-Heaton, Mrs Allee Arkwell-Smyth and Mrs Heather Smith. All our children have a key person, who works to build a strong positive relationship with their children’s parents/carers.


We are open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with a Toddler session on Tuesday mornings, during school term.

We enjoy lots of outside play, whatever the weather, but also lots of varied indoor activities including painting, modelling, cooking, story-time and best of all snack time!


Our Policies

Little Otters Behaviour Policy

Little Otters Admissions Attendance and Payment policy


Little Otters Blog


Slimbridge Primary School will be welcoming children back on Tuesday 3rd September for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

There is an INSET day on Monday 2nd September where all the teachers and school staff will make sure everything is prepared for the new year.

We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming our new children.

Have a wonderful summer holiday.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

We will be celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday on the afternoon of Friday 10th June. We have two fantastic competitions for children to enter: The traditional ‘garden on a plate’ – which will cost the children 20p. Use your brilliant imagination and design a living garden fit for the Queen. The Slimbridge bake off –… Continue Reading