Playhouse Nursery-Welcome to our Pre-School

We provide a friendly and caring environment for children aged 2 to 5 years.

Sessions take place in a large airy hall and outside we have a lovely all weather play area.

Our very experienced andhighly qualified staff team ensure that children are provided with a varied range of engaging activities. We follow the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ guidance and this forms the basis of our wide and varied curriculum.

Playhouse Nursery specialises in ‘Learning through Play’. Young children learn best when they are active and are more likely to retain learning when a more ‘hands on’ approach is taken.

At Playhouse, we take a holistic approach to child development and place a strong emphasis on developing lifelong learning skills such as; being able to make relationships with adults and peers, developing self-confidence and becoming an independent learner.

Our aim is to help each and every child achieve our 5 Bees!

Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be Independent, Be Resilient and

Be Ambitious.

We know that by encouraging children to develop these skills they are more likely to achieve the most important Be of all;

To Be Happy

Each child has a key person who will ensure that each individual child’s developmental needs and interests are reflected and provided for in our learning environment. This helps each child progress and have fun.

We work in partnership with parents and have an ‘Open Door’ policy, this means you are welcome to come in and visit at any time. In addition, we welcome volunteers and parents and carers who have a skill to share (playing a musical instrument, pasta making etc). Please let us know if you would like more information about volunteering or coming in to share a skill.

We also have strong links with local schools and the wider


Session Times

Monday 9. 15a.m to 12. 15p.m

Tuesday 9. 15a.m to 12. 15p.m

Wednesday 9. 15a.m to 12. 15p.m

Thursday 9. 15a.m to 11.45p.m

Friday 9.15 to 12. 15p.m

Cost per morning £18

Early Bird session 8.45 - 9.15 £7

Lunch Club 12.15-12. 45p.m

Extended Lunch Club 12. 45p.m–2. 15p.m

Additional hours are charged at £7 per hour.

Extended sessions are available every day except Thursdays and when demand is sufficient.

Government Funded Places available for 2,3 and 4 year olds.

Our Team

We have a fully qualified and experienced staff team.

We are:

Jessica Breakwell - Pre-school leader and designated

safeguarding contact. (Level 6)

Lesley Holden -Pre-schooldeputy leader and SENCO. (Level 3)

Nawal Floate - Pre-school assistant. (Level 2)

Catherine Elphee - Pre-school assistant and designated safeguarding contact. (Level 3)

Lynsey Hallahan – Pre-school assistant. (Level 2)

All staff are trained in first aid and hold an enhanced DBS check.

Full details of qualifications, training and experience can be found on our notice board.

Playhouse Nursery believes that each parent is their child’s first and most enduring educator. There are lots of ways in which you can help your child whilst he/she is at pre-school.

What you can do:

*Come to pre-start visits with your child. This will help you and your child to familiarise yourselves with the setting.

*Contribute to your child’s learning journey book. You are welcome to take this home at any point to share with your child and to add pictures and comments about what they have done or progress they have made at home (such as potty training or drawing a face for the first time).

*Volunteer, we have an ‘open door’ policy which means that you are welcome to stay and play at any time. We also welcome any parents who wish to share a special talent such as playing guitar, pastamaking or storytelling. We also rely on volunteers to make our trips to locations outside the setting possible.

*Ensure that hats, coats, lunchboxes are named.

*Prompt arrival and collection is essential to your child’s sense of wellbeing and the smooth running of the setting.

*Keep us up to date with your contact details, your child’s allergies, food preferences, likes and dislikes etc.

*Clothing. We like messy activities and lots of outdoor play at
Playhouse so please ensure your child wears appropriate clothes. In hot weather, we ask that you apply sun cream before they start their session. We encourage children to be as independent as possible, clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this.

*We provide snack, drinks, wipes. We ask that your child brings with them a change of clothes, nappies (if appropriate) and lunch if staying to lunch club.

*Talk to us! We are here to help.

Term dates:

Autumn Term 2017

Wednesday 6th Sept-Friday 15th December.

Half Term Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October.

Spring Term 2018

Thursday 4th January-Thursday 29th March.

Half Term Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February.

Summer Term 2018

Tuesday 17th April – Tuesday 24th July.

Half Term Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June

French Club every Monday £5.

You are welcome to ‘stay and play’ anytime.

Full copies of policies and procedures available on request.

Playhouse Nursery,

The United Free Church Hall, Station Road, Radlett, Herts, WD7 8JX.

Tel: 07766551680.