All our nurseries and after school clubs follow the same Play Place ethos and Building Blocks is welcoming, nurturing and supportive. Building Blocks is also individual and has its own special atmosphere and environment. Situated in Purley the pre school provides a range of activities, it has lots of indoor and outdoor space. The pre school also has a wide range of toys and equipment to play with and the friendly staff team offer regular outings for children and parents to enjoy.


At Building Blocks:

  • There is a long term and well established staff team.
  • We have a friendly, calm setting.
  • We have a strong partnership with the church where we are based.
  • We have the skills to offer children with additional needs good support
  • The activities are structured and organised.
  • We have close working relationships with parents and are responsive to family needs.
  • Focused activities include cooking and messy play!


Fingertip Facts

Manager: Sarah Bird

Deputy Manager: Sherry Leigh Hodson


Ofsted URN: EY429584

Ofsted Rating: Good


Building Blocks Pre-School

St Barnabas Church Hall

Higher Drive

Purley CR8 2HP

Telephone: 07766652672 & 02086605055


Opening hours:

Mondays to Fridays during term time





1.Welcome Pack 

2. Building Blocks Fact Sheet

3. Early Years Information

4. Application Form

5. My Child Likes Form 

6. Terms and Conditions

7. Declaration