Play-A-Way Day Nursery

Play-a-Way Day nursery centre, our third setting opened doors to children in May 2022. The centre is conveniently located in a residential area at 37 Stuart Road. This centre is operating from the same premises Strawberry Field Nursery operated for many years.

Our brand new nursery at Stuart Road provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged 3 months to 5 year olds. Babies from 3 months to 23 months will be cared for in our large and bright Baby room.

All children have access to our well-equipped secure outdoor play area. Toddlers and Pre-schoolers are divided into groups based on age and development level of each child. Our nursery practitioners are caring and professional and do their best to create a home away from home for your children. Activities for children are chosen carefully by their Keyperson depending on the age and development level of each child.

We have Online Learning Journal facility where the development of your child is updated and you will be able to check the progress your child is making.

We operate throughout the year, except during Christmas period and bank holidays

Limited free funded places for 3 to 5 year olds as well as limited spaces for 2 year olds are available.

All major childcare vouchers are accepted.

Toddlers and Pre-school: 2 years to 5 years

Our day care nursery in Vicarage road aims to provide a homely experience that will ensure little one is always comfortable and happy.

We pride ourselves on our small group sizes, which means your child will have the chance to bond with their peers and develop friendships while under the care of our considerate and dedicated staff.

All our staff are long running carers at Play a-Way, which means your child will see the same face each day. This helps to develop trust and positivity.

Wraparound care and holiday clubs for School aged children and Babies: 3-23 Months

We offer wrap around care which is designed keeping busy parents in mind.

Our Breakfast club runs from 7:30 AM until 8:30AM every weekday. You can drop your child off to us before school or nursery, knowing that they’ll be fed a nutritional meal and start their day in the company of friends, where they’ll play and develop. School aged children attending our breakfast club will be dropped off to their school by us.

Our After-school club is open from 3:30pm to 6pm, in conjunction with our after-school pick-up service. When your child arrives at after-school club, they’ll have a range of activities to choose from, including crafts, games and play. We also encourage school children to make a start on any homework they might have during this time, which our staff are more than happy to help with.

Children will be provided with a nutritional hot meal.

We offer drop off and pick up services from the following schools;

  • Napier School
  • Oasis Academy

For school aged children in addition to breakfast club or After school clubs we offer holiday club during school holidays.

Would you like to schedule a tour? We would love to show you around.

Play A Way Day Care Centre Team

Jemma

Nursery Manager

I have been with Play-a-Way family for almost 14 years. Last year I completed my B.A (hons) degree in early childcare and education. I have worked across all the areas of the nursery from being baby room supervisor to toddler room lead to now being the manager for the past three years. I really enjoy working at the nursery and enjoy teaching the children through different activities and like to watch the change as the children grow in confidence from when they first begin their journey with us. I have two of my own children who both attended Play a Way from when they were around seven months old until they went to school and they both really enjoyed their time in the nursery making new friends and learning lots of new things.

I look forward to meeting you in the future and providing a fun, welcoming and homely nursery for your children.

Emma

Deputy Manager

My journey as a childcare practitioner with Play-a-Way began when I started at the After School club back in 2008. During these 12 years, I have worked my way up gaining experience with different age groups including being the Room Lead for Toddlers. I am now the room leader for our Pre-Schoolers as well as the Deputy Manager and I love spending my time working and teaching children new things and watching them develop through there important years with me setting them up for their next steps in growing and moving on. I love interacting with the parents showing them what great children they have and the potential they show updating them with daily progress, learning and activities they have done with us at Play-a-Way.