About Us

We are a happy pre-school with fabulous purpose-built facilities within the grounds of Headlands primary school. Staff are attuned to meeting the emotional needs of all children.

We are very child-centred planning for children’s developmental stages and interests. Children are free to choose from a wide number of exciting activities, both indoors and outdoors and staff support children to learn through positive interactions and purposeful play.

We have excellent transition arrangements to the primary school.

Age Range: 2-5 years

Staff Team

Liz Radford – Manager

Hi I am Liz, The Manager and SENCO for Haxby Playgroups at RB and Headlands. I have worked at Haxby Playgroups for nearly 10 years and have over 40 years experience in Early Years. My passion has always been to ensure that children receive the very best early years experience. I work with amazing  practitioners and a team of dedicated trustees which makes my job so much easier.

My husband and I have 5 children between us ranging from 34 to 18, 3 grandchildren and 2 on the way. I have two very naughty labradors and the children love to hear about their adventures. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, going to the gym and doing long walks with the dogs.

Jodie Fraser Moody – Deputy Manager

More info coming soon!

Amiee Hodgson– Early Years Practitioner

Hello my names Amiee, I joined Haxby Playgroups in June 2016. I’m a level 3 practitioner with a passion for forest school. 

I particularly enjoy the opportunities the children get during their time spent out in the garden whether it’s climbing on the climbing frame, helping to care for our vegetable patch or helping care for the chickens in the forest school. 

When I’m not working, I’m often spotted within one of the coffee shops in Haxby reading books and planning my next trip away with my husband and my two boys.

Jennie Lavelle – Early Years Practitioner

Hello I’m Jennie and joined the team here at Haxby Playgroups in October 2022.  I’m NNEB qualified and Portage trained.  I have cared for children for 30! years in various roles including managing my own childminding setting and working in day nurseries.  I absolutely adore caring for the children here at Haxby Playgroups ensuring they are happy, learning through play and progressing.  

I live in a little village and love spending time with my husband and 2 grown up children walking our labrador Dora. We also love to ski as a family and with our friends too.  

Amy Bagnell – Early Years Practitioner

More info coming soon!

Sally Ann Hall – Early Years Practitioner

More info coming soon!

Contact Us!

Headlands Playgroup is situated within the main school grounds.

Any visitors, please enter the school via the pedestrian entrance, walk towards the black gates directly ahead, and phone us from those gates (number on the fence next to the gate).


Headlands Playgroup

Headlands Primary School

Oak Tree Lane


YO32 3YL

Email: hl@haxbyplaygroups.org.uk

Telephone: 01904 768966


Current Pricing

All Day Session – 9am – 3pm = £36.00
Morning Session – 9am -Midday = £18.00
Afternoon Session – Midday – 3pm = £18.00

We also charge £1 per session for consumables such as snack, play dough, baking ingredients etc.

Please see here for our Terms and Conditions