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Playbox Day Nursery

Playbox Nursery was graded Outstanding by Ofsted for the second time in November 2019 and is an NDNA award winning nursery based in Folkestone, Kent. 

We offer free places to children aged 2-5 years during school term time. 

Our purpose built nursery offers children two spacious indoor learning rooms as well as over 2,000 square meters of secure outdoor space including an astro turf garden, grass garden, forest area and outdoor painting and music areas.  Parents stay up to date with, and contribute to, their child’s learning via a secure online portal.

Established in January 2010, Playbox Nursery has a team of qualified, experienced and dedicated individuals, with a passion for encouraging your child to reach their individual potential.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Contact Position
Nursery Manager

Where to go

Biggins Wood Road
CT19 4NE

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 5 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08.30 15:30
Tuesday 08.30 15:30
Wednesday 08.30 15:30
Thursday 08.30 15:30
Friday 08.30 15:30

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£19.05 Per session am
£16.35 Per session pm
£38.15 Per day
£0.50 consumable charge for all funded children * terms and conditions apply Per hour
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Cost details
At Playbox Nursery we do not charge a registration fee or any other up front fees.
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Vacancies Details
We allocate our spaces on a first come, first served basis for each age group. We are currently allocating places to children who wish to start nursery in September 2021 and September 2022. Please call for details on availability.
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 2 10
3 5 40
0 5 40
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Outdoor Adventure Play Area, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Nursery, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Trike, Play House, Training Rooms, Puppets, Water Play, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Play Room, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Healthy Living, Reading, Refreshments, Languages, Books, Sewing, Sign Language / Makaton, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories, Life Skills, Sports
Other facilities information
We have a large outdoor play area consisting of several different surfaces. We have an Astro turf garden, a large natural grassed area, a forest area and access to a concrete playground.

Our latest Ofsted Inspection was 27th November 2019.   Our grading is Outstanding in all areas.


Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, French, English, Spanish
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Wheelchair access to building, bathroom & toilet

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/01/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
27/11/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

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)

We offer the 30 hours of entitlement and deliver this in a variety of sessions.  We request parents contact the setting for full details.

Service status


Local Offer


Please see our SEN Details.

Playbox Nursery Website

Special Needs Support


Key members of staff make observations of children over a period of time and in a range of ways.  The observations are then evaluated and if any concerns are raised the key person will discuss the areas of concern with the setting SENCO who then supports and provides strategies and interventions to support the child.   


Parents receive copies of all observations made on their key children via our online portal and when the key person, SENCO and/or manager has any concerns about a child a meeting is arranged with parents to discuss.

If a child is in need of a targeted plan the meeting with parents supports the sharing of information and the joint collaboration on reaching agreed goals.

The child’s key person will adapt adult led activities to suit the needs of all the children and a child who is supported via a targeted plan will have their needs met through a range of adapted activities and the support of the setting SENCO.  If specific equipment is required to help support the child’s needs then the setting uses available funds and resources to achieve this.  We would also consult with outside agencies about any funding or equipment that may be accessed to provide everything the children need.

We use small groups or supporting adult techniques and strategies to ensure a child with additional needs is fully supported.  We use visual timetables, Makaton signing as standard methods to support children and also support children with teaching sessions such as I-Can Early Talk Boost.

Anything a child or parent requires support with.

Progress is monitored via the Babysdays online portal.  Parents are able to see observations, planning and assessment and this clearly shows the child’s progress and will produce an EYFS Progress Tracker.  At parent meetings we share all other written observations and reports which have been collected over the term. 

Each key person has a regular meeting with the manager of the setting to look at the cohort trackers and this highlights the need for any further interventions or improvements e.g. to the environment, teaching ethos, size of groupings etc.

We provide additional adult support if necessary, adapt resources, change the layout of the environment.  We always ensure that whatever the challenge every child who wants to take part can.  This can sometimes mean taking activities outside, or maybe taking them back inside, putting them on the floor, changing the height of a chair etc.

Our building can be accessed by wheelchair users at the front of the building but at the back of the building we have a wooden walkway which can be more difficult to access.  It does however have a ramp and widened doors and is therefore accessible

We hold transition meetings and share transition reports and information.

We produce cohort trackers which includes the work we do with the intervention groups and this allows us to reflect on our practice.  We share these trackers and reflections with parents at meetings and during discussions and they are able to add their ‘voice’ at this stage.  Children are also consulted and their voice is recorded in our ‘talking floor book planning’

Contact our main reception who will support your enquiry and guide you through the process. Parents can also make contact via our webpage


Parents are able to leave compliments and complaints on our secure Babydays portal.  Parents can log in with their own details via our web page or by using the app.



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