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The Playroom

The Playroom Nursery & Pre-School provides home-based early education and childcare for children from 0-5 years. We also provide a childcare service for school-aged children who are home-educated.

We have been practising as Ofsted registered childminders since 2001 and were established as a registered pre-school and nursery in 2011. We continue to provide quality childcare and education in a homely setting overlooking the sea.

We have developed strong links with the community and regularly utilise outdoor environments to enrich children's experiences. We also have well-established links with local schools to prepare children for their transition to "Big School"!

"Our mission is to create a safe, nurturing and inspiring environment in which children feel safe to explore the world using their natural curiosity and can express their creativity with the support and guidance of highly qualified and self-reflective practitioners. We aim to ensure that every child in our care achieves their full potential and that parents feel free to engage with the setting and are given thorough updates about their child's well-being and development."

Meet the Team

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Jane Sabine

The Playroom Manager / Owner

Jane has been managing the setting since 2001 and is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Health & Safety Lead.

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Victoria Sabine

Deputy Manager

Victoria ("Plum") has been a practitioner since 2001 and is a keen story-teller and puppeteer! Plum undertakes regular training.

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Stephanie Aldridge

School-aged Provision Lead

Steph joined The Playroom in 2013 and is the person in charge of the school-aged provision. She is passionate about outdoor learning. 

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Emma Johnstone

Level 3 Early Years Apprentice

Emma joined us in 2020 and is working hard to complete her Level 3 Early Years Apprenticeship.

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Sandra Pritchard

Early Years Educator

Sandra joined us in 2021. She has lots of experience of working with children in the Foundation Stage both in Nursery and Reception. Sandra holds an Early Years Foundation Degree, has recently completed her Post Graduation Certificate in Education and has Qualified Teacher Status.

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Emma Higgin

Administrator

Emma is the setting's administrator and helps to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Register your interest

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