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At Hopscotch we aim to provide:

  • A safe, friendly and fun environment
  • Opportunities for children to gain in confidence as they develop independence and explore an environment away from their homes and families
  • A rich environment, enabling children to learn through play and extend their learning through good quality talk and interactions with adults
  • A high standard of care
  • A range of learning opportunities to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage


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Hopscotch is a playgroup operating in the West End of Leicester for 2-5 year olds.

The playgroup operates during school term times offering sessions from 9.00am to 12.00pm and 12.30pm to 3.30pm from Monday to Friday. We also offer 30 hours of funded childcare for eligible 3 year olds with sessions running from 9am to 3pm each day in term time. We are based in the Martyrs Community Hall on Westcotes Drive, Leicester LE3 0QT.

Hopscotch is a professionally run facility managed by an experienced early year teacher passionate about child centred education. Working with a team of skilled specialists, we seek to stimulate learning through play. In our latest OFSTED inspection (May 2017), Hopscotch was graded GOOD in all areas. Click HERE.

Hopscotch Playgroup operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise and welcomes the input of parents. 



There is plenty you and your child can get up do! Click the links below to find out more.



Parent of a child, June 2015


My child really enjoys Hopscotch and often asks to go at the weekend! 

Parent of E, age 3 and D, age 6, Feb. 2019 

All the staff are welcoming, friendly and supportive. E  says she loves all the  different toys and  sitting with her friends at snack time. Both my children loved coming and D would like to come back! 

Parent of a child, June 2015


Thank you for looking after my  children so well! They have both had a great start to their education at Hopscotch! 

What is the cost?

A competitive rate is charged which covers all management and supervision costs, insurance and refreshments.

There are currently FREE spaces available:  


  • through the Funded Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)  for children aged 3 years and over. All 3 and 4 year olds receive 15 hours a week, an extended entitlement of 30 hours a week is available for eligible working families. All funding starts from the beginning of the term following a child’s 3rd birthday. Click HERE for more details 

  • for eligible 2 year olds. Click HERE for more details.


Meet The Team

Our team consists of an experienced early years teacher working alongside qualified practitioners, all of whom have a passion to support the development and learning of each child.


Lorraine is the playgroup manager and started Hopscotch along with Ruth in 2006. She is a qualified Early Years teacher with a passion for play based learning. 


Ruth is the deputy manager and started the playgroup in 2006 with Lorraine. She is a qualified Early Years practitioner and has done additional training to support children's speech and language development.


Caroline joined Hopscotch in 2016 having previously worked as a childminder. She is a level 3 qualified practitioner who enjoys getting involved in messy play with the children! 


Are you enthusiastic about working with pre-school aged children? If so we are always keen to hear from people with relevant skills and experience. We can offer voluntary placements too.

Pleasecontact Lorraine here


Lindsay is creative and loves to build, draw and paint with the children. She started at Hopscotch in 2008 and has completed her level 3 Childcare and Development qualification since joining us.  



For more information and to enquire about place availability, please email us or complete the form below.​

Address: Martyrs Church Hall, 19 Westcotes Drive, Leicester, LE3 0QT

Tel: 07909 948 943 | Email: lorraine@hopscotchplaygroup.com 

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