Queens Road Playgroup is the longest established playgroup in Royston. The playgroup was originally set up in 1962.

Queens Road Playgroup is a not for profit organisation and managed by Judy Porto.

At Queens road playgroup our purpose is to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment for the children to learn social and physical skills through play and a range of organised activities.

We are a very caring and dedicated group of fully trained staff, offering high quality care and education for all of the children.

Every child is assigned a key person who will record the children’s play and learning and put this information in the individual record books. These books are available to parents at anytime.

We are registered with OFSTED and hold the Hertfordshire Quality Standards Kite mark.

Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage.


The four themes of the EYFS are:

  • A Unique Child

  • Positive Relationships

  • Enabling environments

  • Learning and development

The four principles of the EYFS are:

  • Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

  • Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parent and/or a key person.

  • The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

The commitments of the EYFS are:

  • Child development