Go Far Playgroup

Go Far Playgroup / Preschool is an Ofsted outstanding provider. We have settings based in Fenham and Gosforth.

Our Vision

At Go Far Playgroup / Preschool we have a vision for excellence. Our high expectations, stimulating environment and robust safeguarding systems, provide an ofsted outstanding setting for your child. Our latest ofsted report shared our high rates of progress for the children in our care.

We believe in nurturing independent, resourceful little learners. An importance is placed on listening to children and following their interests within the environment. ‘Imagination is the foundation for learning.’ Our staff believe in the importance of process over product, particularly when children are exploring tailored messy and creative activities.

“Play is the work of the child.”
Maria Montessori

Our Pedagogy

At Go Far we have infused the work of several different theorists such as Reggio, Montessori and Steiner, along with some added Go Far sparkle, to create an organic and natural environment to enhance purposeful play. Like Rudolf Steiner we use a range of open ended materials and natural loose parts to encourage children to use their imagination.

Our child-initiated learning enables children to have their voice heard within our setting, not only giving their ideas but also helping create the areas for play. We also use adult initiated provocations to inspire children’s learning, linking these to our Early Years curriculum. By using a range of authentic recourses, children are taught to respect the things around them and use the environment with the highest behavioral standards.

This ethos is visible throughout out free flow setting. Children spend a large part of their time here in our extensive outdoor area! A must see! Go Far strongly believe in the benefits of outdoor play, problem solving, risk taking and having fun while learning. Forest school activities led by qualified staff provide new and exciting challenges.

Why choose Go Far

An ofsted outstanding setting

All staff are first aid trained

All staff are fully qualified, above ofsted recommendations

Small staff to child ratios

Extensive outdoor area

Forest school trained staff implement daily activities

Activities are tailored towards your child’s individual needs

Wealth of SEN / EAL knowledge and experience

High expectations within a nurturing setting

High rates of progress

Robust safeguarding systems

Affordable, 5 star childcare

Why not pop along to one of our baby / toddler drop in sessions, held on a weekly basis.

Each session is run by one of our outstanding Early Years Professionals. (All our team are DBS checked and first aid trained.) Each week we provide all the equipment and materials allowing you to turn up and have fun, relax with a complimentary hot drink, socialise with other parents and have essential time to bond and make memories with your baby. All without having to worry about the mess!

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What they say about us

“Approachable staff!
They go above and beyond their required roles.”

“When they come home, they always speak fondly of
their time there.”

A. Inam

“My daughter is a lot more confident in herself since
starting Go Far.”

C. Morns

“My daughter began this year shy and not confident in
new situations. The change has been amazing! She loves
attending Go Far and seems so happy and confident in
this environment. The topic work is varied and keeps her
engaged. The updates through Facebook about the
current topics are great to talk to your child about."

S. Duffey

“The staff are brilliant. My son has come on leaps and
bounds since starting Go Far!”

S. Scott

How to find us

We are easy to find. You can check out our location on the maps below.

Go Far, Fenham

Our address is: The FAR Centre, 40-46 Acanthus Avenue, Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and wear NE4 9YD

We are the second turning on the right after Cedar Road shops.
The postcode for a SATNAV is NE4 9YD.
We are also easily accessible by all major bus links.

Go Far @ Archibald, Gosforth

Our address is: Archibald First School, Archibald Street, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne Ne3 1EB

The postcode for a SATNAV is NE3 1EB .

We are also easily accessible by all major bus and metro links.

Opening hours

Go Far, Fenham

You can choose from the following sessions…

Mornings: 8:45am – 11:45am
Afternoons: 11:45am – 2:45pm
Full days: 8:45am – 2:45pm

Go Far @ Archibald, Gosforth

You can choose from the following sessions…

Mornings: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoons: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Full days: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Get in touch

If you have a query or would like to book a visit, please complete the form below. We’d love to hear from you. Or you can give us a call on 0795 7717 366 or email us at gofarplaygroup@gmail.com or gofarplaygrouparchibald@gmail.com

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