About BARLEY Close

Play Station At Barley Close
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Our HISTORY

FOUNDED WITH A PASSION FOR CHILDCARE

Play Station Nursery Ltd runs three privately owned nurseries in Bristol. These consist of two provisions, the one in Little Stoke has been open for 20 years and the Filton site has been providing Child care for over 5 years. After a long negotiation, two elections and covid 19 we opened (at last) in June 2020 on the Barley Close Primary School site.

Our Vision

Ensuring each child has every opportunity to reach their full potential from the very start

At Play Station our vision is something shared and practiced by all who join the nursery. We believe childhood is something that should be relished, never hurried.

We help children learn through play in a nurturing, stimulating environment that feels like a home from home. Children feel like part of a family when they are with us, with confidence to explore and challenge themselves through a wide range of experiences. Staff are empowered to guide but not dictate, strengthen but not overpower, and teach but not lecture children. We know that children learn best when enjoying and engaging in their play, so every day children laugh and have fun, learning independence, confidence and understanding of their role in the world in a safe, loving, respectful, environment.

Ensuring each child has every opportunity to achieve their full potential has to start at the very beginning of their life, so we recognise the importance of our role in Early Years in helping them progress. Parents as partners/carers are integral in our provision, and we share their children’s progress with them at every step of the way.

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INCLUSION

At Play Station Nursery we openly welcome all children and their families.

Children accessing the Nursery Education Entitlement Grant are welcomed to the nursery, where we offer flexible sessions to meet the needs of families. Where other settings may be restrictive and limit the times of the sessions that may be accessed, we however are able to offer session times that can start and finish at any time between 7.45-6.15pm. We find that this is often hugely beneficial to working families who may be constrained by working hours and commute times.

We also pride ourselves on our history of providing support to children with a range of different needs. Our experienced practitioners can effectively cater for children with dietary requirements, allergies, certain medical conditions, additional needs and special educational needs.

Food
Special diets are catered for, as all food is freshly prepared daily on the premises. Staff see mealtimes as the greatest opportunity to model good eating practices and importantly encourage conversation and discussion. Snacks are covered in the monthly sundries charge. Children are encouraged to serve themselves with adult support and feed themselves.
OUR SETTING

WHERE IS Barley close?

Play Station Nursery @ Filton is a 30 space nursery providing for children aged 2 to 5 years old. The setting is open term-time only, for 15 hours a week.

The provision runs from a Sure Start centre in Filton. Local businesses that benefit from our close proximity to the A38 feature Airbus, Rolls Royce and the MOD amongst more. The nursery runs from one large room in the building, benefitting from a wealth of resources that are tailored to the children’s needs.

The outside space is a wonderful place for children to explore, featuring construction, sandpit, bikes and trikes, a den, running water, places to hide, and lots of little things to discover and explore.

The 2-3’s and 3-5’s run from the same room but have ample opportunity to divide and spend some time playing as specific age groups.

Children have free-flow in and out of the buildings into the garden as much as practically possible, we love that we are able to give the children chance to roam and explore their outside environment when they please (with the helping hand of supportive adults).

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SCHOOL TRIPS ORGANISED IN 2022

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: Play Station Nursery Ltd, School Close,
Stoke Lodge, Bristol, BS34 6DW

Telephone: 01454 610 101

Email: playstationnursery@yahoo.co.uk

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm