Public transport is within an extremely short walking distance, including British Rail main line serving stations such as Waterloo and Clapham Junction. Local bus services are also excellent in the area and situated directly outside of the nursery.
By road, there is excellent access via the A3 and M25 with ample parking directly outside the main entrance.
The Nursery is registered in accordance with OFSTED and the Early Years Foundation Stage, giving consideration to the outcomes to the government initiative 'Every Child Matters'. The nursery is also committed to Kingston's Quality Assurance Scheme. To see our OFSTED results please click here for 2004 Daycare or 2004 Nursery and 2007 and 2011 combined.
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:
The Baby Room
The baby room accommodates 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 recieves 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 up to 15 children aged around 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 20 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 childre 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.
Excellent staff are the most important element of any nursery. Our staff have been on the basis of their qualifications, professional experiences and development aswell as their dedication to providing the highest standard of childcare.
Our recruitment procedure includes interviews, reference checks and trials aswell as a Criminal Record Enhanced Checks.
The nursery has a very large all weather outside play area where your child will be encouraged to develop physically and explore the outdoor environment.
We have a seperate garden for the babies to play in creating a safe environment and an outdoor learning area attached to the pre-school room.