Welcome to our Parents' Zone

This page is full of information for our current families but is also a snapshot for prospective parents to see the kind of opportunities we offer our children.

It contains news and events, themes, payment information, funding details and anything else we feel is useful to know.

To see what we've been up to on a daily basis check out our facebook page by clicking the Facebook logo below.

Send a request to join our Parents' Facebook Group which is private and monitored. Joining information is in your Welcome Letter.


5th - 9th October is National Space Week.

Our children will be learning all about our solar system, the planets and how they are different to Earth. If you have anything that your child would like to share with their friends please let your keyworker know via Famly.

It would be beneficial to your child if you talk to them about the night sky, take them outside at night and ask them what they can see. Talk about the different planets and stars, space rockets and astronauts.

  1. Can they see the moon?

  2. Is it a circle or a crescent?

  3. Does it look smooth or bumpy?

  4. Is it made of cheese?

  5. Explain about the lack of gravity and how it would feel to walk on the moon?

  6. If possible, show them a video of the moon landings.

Tips for parents and guardians......



to our newest recruit. Sophie has lots of experience in childcare and can't wait to meet you all. 

She holds a degree in Education Studies and will be running the Cabin with Charlotte.



All families must pay the administration fee, of £40.00, prior to starting with us. 

Your child's placement is not allocated until this is received in full. 

Our sessions fees are £5.50 per hour.



These fees are payable at a rate of £1.00 per session.

Exceptions are those families qualifying for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) and any time spent at lunch club(s).

Please see our Facebook page

We are doing so many different activities it is impossible to list them all here. Please follow us on Facebook, or look out for notifications on your Famly Account from your child's keyworker.

Sponsored Week of fabulous activites

This week we are having fun by doing unusual activities and raising some money at the same time. Check out our Facebook page to see Sam, Karen, Zoe and Charlotte having an egg and spoon race. 

Roll up! Roll Up! The Circus is coming to Town!

Our Circus week has been a great hit with the children involving lots of exploration of all things under the 'Big Top'. We've had lots of red and white painting, making clowns, using forks to draw lions, tight rope walking, trapeze exercising, custard pie throwing and puppet shows to name a few.   

Farms & Zoos get snowed off!

Due to the snow we decided, from Wednesday, the farm and zoo animals could wait for another week. The children had great fun playing in the snow instead :)

Who let the dogs in?

Gail brought her dogs in to see the children, teach them how to behave around dogs and show them how much fun they can be. Jazz and Boo had fun showing the children their agility skills and some fabulous tricks. Check out Playmates Pre-school Raunds Facebook page to watch the video :)

Chinese New Year and Our Pets

After half term we will be celebrating Chinese New Year with many arts, crafts, games and cultural food. As it is "The Year of the Dog" we will be asking the children to bring in photos of their pets. We will also be having a demonstration of dog training and learning how to stay safe around dogs.

Take a look at our all-weather garden

After many years of fundraising we have finally raised enough money to make our back garden an all-weather surface - so no more wellies needed HOORAY! Take a look at how our children are really enjoying their outdoor classroom during every session :)

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Re-open Tuesday 1st September 2020 at 8.00am

Close on Friday 23rd October 2020 at 4.30pm until Tuesday 3rd November 2020 at 8.00am

Close on Friday 18th December 2020 at 4.30pm


Re-open Monday 4th January 2021 at 8.00am

Close on Friday 12th February 2021 at 4.30pm until Monday 22nd February 2021 at 8.00am

Close on Friday 26th March 2021 at 4.30pm


Re-open on Monday 12th April at 8.00am

Close on Monday 3rd May 2021

Close on Friday 28th May at 4.30pm and re-open on Monday 7th June at 8.00am 

Close on Friday 16th July at 4.30pm for the academic year



Our term dates may differ from the local authority allocated dates.

These dates are applicable to term time placements only. 



We are closed at Christmas on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 at 4.30pm and re-open on Monday 4th January 2021 at 8.00am

We are also closed on:

  • Friday 2nd April 2021

  • Monday 5th April 2021

  • Monday 3rd May 2021

  • Monday 31st May 2021

  • Monday 30th August 2021

Playmates Pre-school               Tel: 01933 460111

The Bungalow,                            Email: raundsplaymates@gmail.com

Windmill Primary School            Mobile: 07419 332095

Windmill Lane,                            Registered Charity Number: 1028557

Raunds. NN9 6LA

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