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Playaway Nursery School at Herne Bay High School

Playaway Nursery School is situated within the grounds of Herne Bay High School. It serves the local community which even extends to Canterbury and Whitstable. The setting has two rooms, one is for 18 months to 3 years and the other for 3 to 5 years. Both rooms have free flow access to the garden. Funding is available for free for 2, 15 hours funding and 30 hours funding is also available.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Playaway Nursery School
01227 742 678

Where to go

Herne Bay High School
Bullockstone Road

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 16:00
Thursday 08:00 16:00
Friday 08:00 16:00

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
There are current vacancies available for all. Funding available also for free for 2, 15 hours and 30 hour funding.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 1 13
2 2 11
3 5 35
0 5 35
5 7 35
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Music, Computers / It, Refreshments, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Books, Themed Sessions, Bike, Environmental Area, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Sleeping Area, Parks/playgrounds, Slide, Climbing Frame, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks

Playaway has recently had an OfSTED inspection in which we was graded GOOD. Playaway work to ensure all children's needs are met. Staff also work in partnership with parents to ensure a good working relationship is evident for your child.

Languages Spoken:
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Slope to entrance and disabled toilet.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
07/10/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
11/07/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/12/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement

Local Offer

Special Needs Support

The setting follows the EYFS curriculum which gives evidence and particular strengths and weaknesses of  children. This will highlight any areas that need support from the setting. If a need is highlighted then a 6 months observation and evidence period is followed. The Special educational needs co ordinator will be aware of this and key person to ensure the childs needs are being met. Parents can also show their concerns by talking to the key person or the setting SENCO to discuss the right path to take. both key person and SENCO will be able to offer support through this process. THe SENCO will follow the special educational needs code of practice at all times to ensure the correct support is given. 

Both the key person and the SENCO will oversee the educational programme that has been given to support your child. The Setting SENCO will discuss the plan with you to ensure all people involved fully understand what support is given to the child when they attend the setting. If outside agencies are involved with the child then all agencies will be involved within the childs time within the setting. 

All childrens needs will be met through their individual planning. This enables the child to work on individual targets which may involve adapting the EYFS targets to meet the childs individual needs. 

The setting has an open door policy which gives parents the opportunity to discuss their childs progress whenever they need. This also keeps the setting informed of support given at home and provides a good working relationship between home and school. in addition to this the key person will ask for you to come and see your children's unique story folder, which will give you time to discuss any further concerns with your childs key person. Within this time the childs key person will explain and discuss your childs next steps and future planning. The key person will then discuss with you if any of these targets can be supported at home. 

All medical needs are met by staff. All staff are first aid trained and can administer medication. The medicine has to be logged to show times and dosage on the morning of attending. For long term medication a 6 month medical form can completed. The setting adapts to meet the childrens individual needs. 

The setting will continuously monitor your childs progress by following the EYFS curriculum. You will always be involved within the childs progress and will have opportunities to discuss and concerns you have with your childs key person. 

All children within the setting are included within any activities planned at the setting. Adaptions are made for individuals to access these activities. 

The building is wheelchair accessible. All activities are made accessible for all members of the setting. Rooms have been adapted previously to enable children with disabilities to access every area within the setting. 

on starting the setting we advise you and your child come into the setting for a stay and play. This gives you and your child the opportunity to see our setting running and see if you are comfortable. On transition to school we liaise with your childs school to ensure a good transition for your child. We invite teachers from the school to come and visit your child within the setting to start their transition period. This gives the child a chance to meet their new teacher where they feel comfortable. on

If you are considering a place then contact the setting directly. 

The setting has a compliments and complaints book which is available at a parents request. Parents can also speak straight to the manager about these. 


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