About us

Tower Hamlets Opportunity Group was established in 1986. We are a playgroup and are a registered charity that provides a borough wide service situated in Tower Hamlets. We provide a playgroup for children from 2 to 5 and we are  registered for 41 children per session.Our criteria is that 51% of our children have a disability/additional needs.

Playgroup session

Our playgroup session starts at 9am and ends at 1pm Monday to Wednesday and 9am to 12noon on Thursdays. If you arrive before this time we would ask you to remain in the reception area as we will still be setting up the children's activities. When you first attend our setting with your child you can stay with them during the session or you can leave them with our play practitioners. All of our play practitioners are qualified to NVQ Level 3 in child care. The activities your child will be participating during the session vary but we have listed some activities below:

  • Water play.

  • Messy play (using clay, paint, art materials).

  • Games and Puzzles.

  • Energetic play activities.

  • Make-believe play/dressing up.

  • Music and movement.

  • Sand/water/gardening activities.

  • Building/construction activities.

How can my child get a place?

The contact person you need to speak to is Kim May, Deputy Manager. She is the person who deals with children’s enrollment at our group.

You need to request an ‘initial contact form’ for your child which will enable them to be placed on our waiting list. But please be aware children with ‘NEG 2’ (Nursery Education Grant for 2 year olds) or children with a disability/additional need referred by an outside agency will be prioritized.

Parents/carers will be notified by telephone, email or letter when a space becomes available. Please feel free to contact Kim May (Deputy Manager) to ask any questions.



Registered Charity No: 1009252