About Chirpys
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The Ards Peninsula

Where to find us

Chirpy Chicks Playgroup has been providing a playgroup service in the rural village of Greyabbey in various forms for over three decades. In recent years under new management we have moved to encompass pre-school status and our intake of children has expanded to include villages the length and breadth of the Ards Peninsula from Newtownards to Portaferry. We are based in the community run Village Hall in Greyabbey on the A20 main road that runs along Strangford Lough just 10 minutes from Newtownards. This makes us ideally placed for parents and carers leaving children to playgroup on their way to work or elsewhere during our morning sessions. The hall has lots of space, kitchen facilities for snack time and also benefits from large green spaces and a secure tennis court for outdoor play.

Our Pre-school Setting

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

The open space where we’re based gives us a blank canvas to create exciting experiences for our children to learn in. The setting is divided into ‘learning coops 🐥’ with all manner of play activities to enjoy. We’ve every day fun with water, sand, a home setting, craft creation, painting, construction and a book coop for storytime. We also have an ‘Imagination Coop’ where the children decide what they would like to play with inspired by our monthly themes.

Our Vision

Every day’s an Aventure

The entire team at Chirpy Chicks want each and every day to be a fun and rewarding learning experience for the children in our care. By the end of their pre-school year they should be moving up to P1 filled with confidence and a love of learning. We work closely in partnership with all primary schools in our local area to ensure we are guiding the children’s education to flow into the systems they have in place as they transition into more formal schooling. The routines and activities they will be engaging in with new classmates will be second nature allowing them a head start into new adventures in primary school. If you have any questions about how an early years education could benefit your child please don’t hesitate to get in touch.



What Parents are Saying

“My child loved their time in Chirpys. Every day was a new story of songs and dancing most of which we got on repeat at home ending with a big shout of WE LOVE CHIRPYS!”

“Couldn’t recommend it highly enough. My child went from a timid shy little boy to adventure seeking scientist in a year, can’t thank the team enough for all their kindness and help.”

“We couldn’t keep up with everything my wee girl got up to, she was up and ready to go every morning bursting to get in. Such a fun place and we felt so happy leaving her every day. Love it!”

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Get In Touch

Location: The Village Hall, 62 Newtownards Road, Greyabbey
Email: info@chirpychicksplaygroup.com
Telephone: 07577855185
Pre-school Hours: Mon-Fri: 9.15am – 12.15pm

Working Together

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