Southcourt Baptist Church playgroup celebrated its 40th anniversary with a fun morning of activities.
It also invited past volunteers to join in the celebrations.
Activities for the children included a bouncy castle, cake cutting and playdough making.
Playgroup supervisor Claire Trimnell said she felt the close-knit nature of the group contributed to its success over a long period of time.
She said: “We have always had very dedicated staff and a good relationship with parents.
“Our aim now is to improve and build on our good reputation within the area.”
The playgroup caters for children aged between two and four years.