> Burnham-On-Sea Business Guide
The Corner House
1 Maddocks Slade
Tel: 01278 782290
Nursery - individual areas for babies and 2-4 year olds
and Outdoor play all year round
worker allocated to each child
Nursery is contained within the Corner House which dates back
to the late 1800s. Two complete floors of the property have been
converted for the nursery, containing seven rooms.
leads the team of highly qualified staff at Playaway Day Nursery
and she is also the owner/manager. She completed her training
at Norland Nursery Training College and she is also qualified
as an Assessor and Internal Verifier in Early Years care &
Education. She also holds a first class (Hons) degree in Early
We have 10 members of staff who are all qualified and have experience.
They also undergo regular training to keep up to date with current
changes in childcare and development.
We provide a high standard of childcare and a stimulating environment
for children aged from 3 months to 5 years with the emphasis on
making learning fun. Our registration with Ofsted allows us up
to 33 children at any one time. Our recent outstanding Ofsted
report is available on request, or can be viewed online.
The Nursery is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We
charge on an hourly basis. A minimum stay is three hours. We are
closed for bank holidays. Please note that Playaway is closed
for one week between Christmas and New Year.
book a place or to find out more information please call 01278
know that for both children and parents it is an exciting and
emotional time starting at a Nursery. Parents and staff together
plan the entry of individual children to help them settle in as
happily and as quickly as possible and to give parents confidence
that their child will be happy without them.
We will offer you the opportunity of a home visit with myself
and your key person. This provides an opportunity for your child
to meet us in their own environment. After that you will then
be invited in for a series of settling in visits.
Initially we will ask you to stay but once we are confident your
child will not become distressed, we will ask you to slowly leave
them to build up time away from you gradually until we and you
feel they are ready to start.
The Nursery is based on a family structure with a key person
responsible for the care of children in mixed age groups. This
allows children to play and learn from each other, with the older
children helping younger ones to develop and progress just like
they would at home.
Each child has access to their key person at all times and the
family comes together at special moments in the day for small
group activities and meal times.
The nursery offers a free flow system which gives children the
freedom to move around the different areas of the nursery at their
own free will, allowing them to develop their own interests which
can then be built on and encouraged by their key person.
& Toddler Suite
The baby and toddler suite at Playaway comprises of
two rooms for the babies to free flow between. A quiet and tranquil
room and a sensory room where the Reggio and infinity mirrors,
sand and water enable children to explore and find their feet.
It is a rich learning environment with appropriate learning activities
helping to develop different skills.
Each Key person spends a lot of one to one cuddle time where each
sound and movement is met with a warm smile, a kind word, and
touch that lets the child know that they are special.
Two to Four year old Suite
Comprising of four rooms, the suite consists of:
Creative room - a workshop of play to cut, stick, paint,
glue and present.
Technology room for computers, cameras, walkie
talkies and a snuggling sofa for reading.
Reflections room with a Reggio mirror, light tables
and building materials. Universally popular for imaginative and
Imagination room dressing up, role play and kitchen
where imagination holds no bounds.
The two-four suite is an Aladdins cave of fun,
enjoyment and learning . Throughout the day the children can make
self-directed and guided choices, participate in planned activities
with small groups, join in key family times to discuss their day
and share in others explorations and conversations.
We are passionate about outdoor play. At
Playaway, children can still go exploring, build dens, fight dragons
and save the world.
In the Playaway garden, children can build sand castles, leap
off a make believe tower, go to the shops on the bikes,
have friends around the playhouse or pretend the willow den is
The Playaway Great Outdoors
has just got bigger and is an all year round space. We have recently
constructed an indoor beach area so whatever the weather or time
of year, sandcastles, mountains and tunnels can be built safely
from the wind and the rain.
Many children enjoy growing fruit and vegetables
in our allotment which we then give to our resident chef to prepare
Our own in-house chef prepares freshly made, nutritionally balanced
meals on a daily basis. Meals are available at the Nursery for
parents to view at the start of each week. The Nursery promotes
free choice, encouraging the children to experience a diverse
range of tastes and flavours. We will of course discuss any dietry
requirements with you.
Prospective clients are invited to telephone and arrange a suitable
visit during nursery hours and sample for themselves the happy
atmosphere of Playaway Day Nursery.
mention Burnham-On-Sea.com when contacting this
See our guide
to local shops and businesses
to promote your company in the Burnham-On-Sea Business Guide?
Contact us today