The Nursery is registered in accordance with OFSTED and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The first five years of your child's life are important, informative years and it is our aim to provide a caring, stimulating, loving, family atmosphere while they are with us at Playtime.

The nursery uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). This is a stage of development that your child will be at during their time at nursery. The framework helps practitioners support the development and learning of every child and support for their families. We strive to fulfil the four principles of the EYFS. We value the parent as the child's first educator and build a partnership to ensure that every child is happy, healthy, safe and successful.
The nursery plans experiences tailored to every child's individual, needs, stages and interests. This is done from observations and assessments.
For more information on The Early Years Foundation Stage go to:
www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/primary/publications/foundation_stage/eyfs/

 The Baby Room:The baby room can accommodate up to 15 children aged around 3 months to 2 years. It is self contained and comprises of a designated  sleeping room as well as a large play area divided into zones. 

Our high ratio of staff children ensures that your child receives expert care and attention as well as plenty of hugs and 'snuggles'.
All children are encouraged to learn through play and are given opportunities to explore through a wide range of experiences.  

The Toddler Room:The toddler room accommodates children aged 2 to 3 years.
They have a large play area which children have opportunities to explore with painting, sand, water, sticking and playdough.
As the children's concentration, interests and imagination develops so singing and story time, music and role play form part of their day.
Staff in this room plan activities both indoors and out around the child's individual needs and interests. They support the children to be happy, keen and confident learners. 

Pre School Room:The pre-school room accommodates children aged around 3 to 5 years. In this room the nursery practitioners introduce the children to a more structured approach to learning through play.
Nursery Education is provided and the practitioners plan educational programmes which include activities that encourage all children to become active, inquisitive and independent learners and reflect the children at the time.
During the pre-school phase children are encouraged to develop skills prepare them well for their transition to school.

During the term of a child's third birthday they will become eligible for Nursery Education Grant Funding which is available here at Playtime. 

Outdoor Facilities:The nursery has a very large all weather outside play area for all three room, where your child will be encouraged to develop physically and explore the outdoor environment.

We have a separate garden for the babies to play in creating a safe environment and an outdoor learning area.