Our News & Information
Our Bungalow (3 years +) is now full
Our Cabin (2 year olds) is also full
To add your child to our Waiting List please send an email with your child's full name, date of birth and home address. We will have some availability from 25th July 2022
September 2022 is filling up fast
"Would you like a say in how Playmates continues to grow?"
We are currently managed by a Committee of
parents and associates who have a passion to continue providing the community with an outstanding childcare facility.
If you feel you would like more information the email address below goes directly to our Chairperson, Donna, who will be happy to welcome you to the Team (providing we have vacancies). Click here to contact Donna, she would love to hear from you.
Joining our Committee is a great way to make new friends and we also offer lots of training opportunities and experiences which can be added to your C.V. Fundraising is a major part of a Committee's role and is great fun for everyone.
"Our main aim and objective is provide high quality care and education to ensure all our children are ready to start primary school with confidence."
Quick reference to our service:
We are open;
Monday to Friday
between 8.00am and 4.30pm
We offer full day care or;
sessional care for 3 or 4 hours a day
If you need to get in touch with us please:
Located on the premises of Windmill Primary School, Playmates started in January 1991 and has gone from strength to strength to provide the very best care and education to children aged between 2 years and 5 years of age.
If you are looking for an established and proven child care provider who will treat each child as an individual and can work in partnership with families and parents - then we are the child care Setting for you.
We have a close working relationship with the Early Years Team at Windmill Primary School to ensure our children have the knowledge and understanding to confidently enter their Reception Year. We accept children regardless of their parents' final primary school choice and have great relationships with all the local schools.
We strive to give our families lots of opportunities to get involved and regularly share their child's progress with their keyworker. We use an online nursery management system which gives parents and carers direct communication links to their child's keyworker. We find the keyworker system (each member of staff being responsible for a small number of children) enables us to ensure each child is reaching and/or exceeding their recommended targets based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
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Our Staff are a very welcoming and dedicated team, all qualified to at least level 3 (except our Apprentice) in childcare and are valued as our strongest asset. To ensure we retain our staff and offer consistency to our children we offer them opportunities to continue their professional development and ensure their ideas and skills are recognised and rewarded accordingly. Check out our Staffs' Page for more information.
Our Facebook page shows a snapshot of the opportunities we offer our children. Our activities link into the EYFS areas of learning and provide an effective way of gaining knowledge on how individual children learn through play.
To ensure our families know what their children have been learning during each session, we use an online Nursery Management System called Famly. This provides real-time activity notifications, information and direct contact with their child's keyworker. Famly gives an opportunity for parents to contribute towards their child's learning by submitting photos and videos, and their own observations, within the home environment.
Open all year
We close for one week over Christmas and the New Year
Days & Times
Open Monday to Friday, from 8.00am until 4.30pm (flexible)
We accept 2,3 & 4 year funding, inc extended on full year placements
A £40 admin fee applies
Just £6.50 per hour for any unfunded care