UPDATE: Information regarding Coronavirus and our Setting:

  • We are opened to all our registered families

  • We are open Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 4.30pm

  • We have full day care and sessional care available NOW!

  • If you need to get in touch with us please email

  • Send a text message or WhatsApp message to 07419 332095

  • Parents/carers of registered children can also reach us on the Famly App

  • Fees are due one month in advance

  • Stay safe everyone :) 

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 facility 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 have input and regularly share their child's progress with their 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 in most cases, exceeding their recommended targets based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Click here to read a parents' guide.  Our Staff are a very welcoming and dedicated team, all qualified - with the exception of our apprentice(s) - to at least level 3 in childcare and are valued as our strongest asset. To ensure we keep 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. Read more on our Staffs' Page >>>>

News & Information

Children love to come to Playmates
Now taking new children in The Cabin and Bungalow - get in touch :)
Come and join us
Contact us to arrange a visit or add your child to our waiting list
We offer 'Stay n Play' sessions to all our new children  
Click here to check if you qualify for help with your childcare fees >>>>>>

Open all year

We close for one week over Christmas and New Year from Christmas Eve

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 £5.50 per hour for any unfunded care

Playmates Pre-school               Tel: 01933 460111

The Bungalow,                            Email:

Windmill Primary School            Mobile: 07419 332095

Windmill Lane,                            Registered Charity Number: 1028557

Raunds. NN9 6LA

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