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Town Work Play

Town Work Play is situated in the historic market town of Faversham, within the secure site of The Abbey School.


We’re a full-day care, year-round, all-weather nursery.

Sister nursery to Farm Work Play, our aim is to give children a chance to take part in liberating experiences that are harder to come by in modern classrooms. We’re all about spontaneous, unstructured, and risky play. Space to move and explore is important to us, and so is fresh air, free play, and exposure to the natural world.

We give children the opportunity to grow up with a sense of freedom; cultivating their independence and confidence, whilst establishing a deep connection to their natural surroundings.

Come rain or shine, we nurture the curiosity and wonder that children naturally possess, at a pace that’s as individual as they are.

Your children feel supported, loved, and protected in our home-from-home atmosphere.

So here we are, a town nursery with a rural feel, where free-range kids can learn and play together.

We hope you’ll join our growing Town community.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Emma Love
Contact Position

Where to go

Nursery Building, The Abbey School
London Road
ME13 8RZ



When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
year(s), 3 month(s) to 5 year(s), month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30am 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am 6pm
Thursday 7:30am 6pm
Friday 7:30am 6pm

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Under 3 = £59, Over 3 = £56 Per day
Under 3 = £42, Over 3 = £40 Per session am
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
Preschool ages 2-5 years - vacancies available from September 2023. Baby room ages 3 months - 2 years - Waiting list.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 61
5 8 61
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Swing, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Trike, Puppets, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Internet Connection, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Car Parking, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories

We cater to additional individual needs, including dietary, medical, developmental and educational needs. To ensure your child is in safe hands, all staff will have or be undertaking Paediatric first aid, Safeguarding and Allergy training within their first 3 months. 

We work closely with the Inclusion and Equality team and our manager has a Diploma in advanced special education. Both manager and deputy manager have completed SENCO training.

We are fully inclusive with our funding, offering free for two and the new 30-hour funding where eligible.

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

To keep your extended hours funded childcare place, you need to re-validate your details every 3 months, (please register for the text alert), if you do not re-validate your details it may lead to your funding being withdrawn and you will be liable for the full cost of the childcare.

At Town Work Play we understand that the cost of childcare to a family is a significant expense, and we are committed to offering flexible options to suit all our families. To allow us to offer fully funded sessions with no additional costs we have a package of set times available throughout the week. Alternatively, families can elect to use our flexi-funding package.


Fully funded sessions


Fully funded sessions with no additional charges are available from:


Universal funded sessions 1-4pm Monday – Friday

Extended funded sessions 11-5pm Monday – Friday

Families opting for fully funded sessions are asked to provide their child/ren with a healthy snack in line with our healthy eating policy, as well as nappies and wipes.


Flexi-funding package.


For families looking for more tailored approach to using their funded hours we can offer our flexi-funding package. This package allows you to select the sessions you use based on your individual family needs, and give you access to the following additional benefits:


Homecooked seasonal meals and snacks

Choice of term time or year-round sessions

Enhanced holiday discounts for children attending year round

Session swaps*

Programme of activities such as, football, forest school, cooking, gardening and yoga not included in the EYFS (these are reviewed each term.)

Online learning journals that you can access at any time. 

Part of the Statutory Framework for early years foundation stage makes reference to ‘assessment arrangements for measuring progress (and requirements for reporting to parents and/or carers)’

Eco wipes


Sun cream

Use of all-in-one puddle suits

This package includes a service charge. Please refer to our current price list for costs, these costs are reviewed annually.


*Available with 14 days’ notice.


Funded hours may not be used outside the hours of 8-5pm Families needing earlier or later hours than this will be charged at the normal rate, please refer to our current price list.


Important information regarding funding


For all funding you will need to complete a parental declaration form each term and show the setting your child’s birth certificate or passport.

For claims where funding has been submitted but later found to be ineligible, hours that have been used will be invoiced at our hourly rate (see current price list) and charged an administration fee of £20.

For families using more than one childcare provider to claim their full entitlement, Farm Work Play will contact the other provider to ensure funding is being allocated correctly.

For further information on all funding please visit


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