Playing & Exploring

At The Playroom Nursery & Pre-School, children's natural curiosity is encouraged with each new experience

Creating & Thinking

Children are supported to make their own ideas come to life and find links between things

Active Learning

We support children to keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and celebrate their achievements together


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) is a framework designed to ensure children (0-5) are provided with opportunities for growth and development in 7 areas of learning including:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

All of our staff are trained to Early Years Educator (Level 3) or above and utilise the EYFS to ensure children are kept safe, happy and engaged in their own learning.

The Playroom Policies

Our setting policies help to ensure that we follow Ofsted and the Department for Education's best practice guidelines and statutory law to ensure the well-being and flourishing of every child.

If you are a new parent then you can access all of our setting policies using the following password protected link:

Policies are also available, upon request, in large print, text-to-speech and all languages.

User comments

Outdoor Learning
The Playroom is based in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. We often take groups of children to the beaches, forests and parks to explore our wonderful local environment.

We find that children benefit greatly from being in the great outdoors for a variety of reasons, including their physical health, well-being and exciting opportunities for shared discovery.


Secure Online Learning Journal

We use a secure online system to record snapshots of your child learning through play. Parents can engage with their child's learning journey by viewing observations of their children during their formative years.

  • View and comment on your children's observations using a highly secure online service provided by an industry leader
  • Share formative moments from home with the child's Key Person
  • Track their child's learning and development in accordance with the Development Matters framework

Would you like to find out more about the EYFS?

You can read more about the Early Years Foundation Stage by visiting the "Foundation Years" website.

Register your Interest

Please click the "Register Interest" link to register your interest for your child/children to join The Playroom Nursery & Pre-School