Play Days is a private day nursery based within the Eyres Monsell & Gilmorton children’s centre, situated on Hillsborough Road. (Formerly Rolleston Infants School)
Our philosophy of "Superior nursery care & education during a child's most formative years" provides your child with the best possible start in life. We believe our aims will enable children to grow, learn and play in a safe, secure and enabling environment.
We believe that parents choose Play Days nursery because it offers their children the best start for the future. Our high standards of, care, education and general well being are clearly shown in our nursery's goals:
A home away from home: To create an emotionally supportive environment in which skilful, nurturing, knowledgeable staff help children to develop secure attachments within their families, nursery & beyond - children learn best when they feel; secure, safe and happy.
Uniqueness & individuality is celebrated & supported in every way possible: Children’s learning styles / characteristics of effective learning are observed, planned for, evaluated & assessed to ensure progression through the Prime & Specific areas of the Early Years foundation stage.
Safety of our children is paramount: We work exhaustively to ensure that children are kept safe from harm- rigorous observation & assessment of children by vigilant mind minded adults ensures that child protection & safeguarding are at the heart of everything we do, we have regard to “Working together to safeguard children, our local safeguarding children’s board & the Competency Framework”
To provide a language rich environment where every child is provided with a tailored learning experience based upon their own interests
To help children develop self-worth & confidence through a creative playing and learning environment. To encourage children to mix in an equal environment and discover how friendships are formed.
To develop children's inquisitive minds and to open a world of discovery through play, language, art, music and science and technology. EYFS 2012
To encourage independence - establishing self-help skills such as feeding, dressing, personal hygiene and toilet training.
To prepare children for a smooth transition into the school environment, working in partnership with feeder schools to imbed & build upon children’s to enable them to continue their development with the minimum disruption and the maximum enjoyment.
The nursery has three large, spacious indoor Play rooms with a wide range of resources and equipment available for the children to explore.
We comply strictly with the OFSTED regulations
- Children under 2 years - 1 member of staff / 3 children
- Children 2 - 3 years - 1 member of staff / 4 children
- Children 3 - 8 years - 1 member of staff / 8 children
Play Days Nursery is committed to Safeguarding & Protection of children and has absolute regard to this when recruiting suitable employees
All Play Days staff has professionally recognised qualifications...
Under the Children’s Act all people working with children must undergo extensive clearance checks including; medical, police (DBS) & personal declarations, employer references.
Please do not bring your child to nursery in their best clothes; we cannot be held responsible for clothing which may become stained or damaged during play. Staff will happily change children into older / messy play clothing, please make a member of staff aware if your child has alternative clothing to wear during the session.