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Play Station At School Close
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Our HISTORY

FOUNDED WITH A PASSION FOR CHILDCARE

Play Station Nursery is a special place that was born out of a young mums passion.  She recognised the importance of having a warm and accessible nursery in the local area and the play station journey started.

For over 23 years now the staff at play station nursery have remained devoted to providing families with exception childcare, they offer a valuable support to families in the local community.

The setting recently moved to a purpose built premises and can now accomodate 70 children.

The provision is now run from a purpose built building on the grounds on stoke lodge school.  We have three areas that accomadate the children where we have created a warm and homely feel to help transition from family life to a day at nursery.

We have two large dedicated outdoor space featuring construction, sandpits, bikes and trikes with space to run and climb.

Children have free-flow as much as possible as we fully understand the importance of being able to roam and explore the outside environment when they please (with the helping hands of supportive adults).

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. Staff will sit with the children and often eat the same food. Children are encouraged to serve themselves with adult support and feed themselves.
OUR SETTING

WHERE IS school close?

Play Station Nursery is a 70 space nursery providing for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. It is open from 7.45-6.15pm 5 days a week, 50 weeks of the year.

The provision runs from a purpose built building adjacent to Stoke Lodge Primary school in Stoke Lodge. Local businesses that benefit from our close proximity to the A38 feature Airbus, Rolls Royce and the MOD amongst more. The main building has three separate rooms that accommodate the 0-2’s 2’3-3’s and preschool chidlren. A cosy, home from home atmosphere ensures that young children and babies feel as happy as can be making the transition from family life to a day at nursery. A large outdoor space featuring construction, sandpits, forest areas bikes and trikes and a space to run and climb adjoins all rooms, with babies benefiting from a private garden. Children have free-flow in and out of the rooms into the gardens as much as practically possible, we fully understand the importance of children being able 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: Monday- Friday 7.45am-6.15pm