We provide Early Years, nursery, crèche and after school projects that are regulated by Ofsted.

Each of our settings has an experienced management team who create a warm, welcoming and safe environment for your child. We want to offer a flexible response and you may register your child for the days and hours that suit you.

Our After School clubs promote learning and fun for children between the end of the school day and 6.00pm; offering parents full day care and increased learning and social opportunities for the children. We offer a pick-up service and work with schools that offer late curriculum activities, for example after school sports or dance groups.

Play Place always work in partnership with parents, local agencies, schools, community and church groups. We have an open door approach and want our groups to be a place for the whole family to feel welcomed and where everyone counts.

We believe that strong partnerships evolve when there is good communications between parents, keyworkers and the staff team.

Our consistent staff work with children to respond to their individual needs. Each of our settings are individual and have unique qualities, however they all have the same core values:

  • The children are at the heart of everything we do  'Everyone Counts'
  • All our staff are well trained, experienced and very enthusiastic
  • All aspects of the Play Place curriculum are delivered to Ofsted standards
  • Our fees represent very good value for money
  • We have lots and lots of fun.
  • Come and see us!

Play Place have a number of pre school nurseries available to choose from in a number of local areas across Croydon, South London, Dartford and Tunbridge Wells, as follows:

  • Little Angels in Croydon - A fun activity focused Pre School Day Nursery in South Croydon which has been established for over 20 years. Located in Sanderstead, Croydon, this friendly setting has been judged by Ofsted as 'Outstanding’. 
  • Busy Bees in South Croydon - Located in South Croydon, our friendly staff team work with children and parents to ensure that we are offering lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Wayside Nursery in New Addington - Located in the centre of the Fieldway Community (New Addington, Croydon), our full time Day Care Nursery at Wayside offers a fun and friendly environment for children to enjoy and learn in from the age of 18 months.
  • The Ark Pre School Nursery in Dartford - The Ark Pre School Nursery in Stone (Dartford) offers a friendly and fun atmosphere for our children to enjoy playing and learning together.
  • Building Blocks in Purley - All our nurseries and after school clubs follow the same Play Place ethos and Building Blocks is welcoming, nurturing and supportive. Building Blocks Nursery Purley is also individual and has its own special atmosphere and environment. 
  • Riverside Preschool Yalding - Riverside Pre-School opened in September 2022, the staff team are currently working together to publicise the setting and draw the interest of parents and carers from around the local area.