About us

Established in 1991, Playaway Nursery School is situated within the Herne Bay High School perimeters. We are registered with Ofsted and staff have recognised qualifications.

Age Range:18 months to  5yrs
Hours/Days Open:Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm subject to demand. Flexible hours.

Funding: Funding available for free for 2, 3 to 4 year funding and the 30 hours funding for 3 to 4 years. For more information about the criteria for funding please see our funding page.

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to create a place which values respectful, caring relationships with the people with whom we share our world with. We constantly develop and acquire the skills needed to achieve personal success.

We believe all children have the right to be understood as individuals and to be given time and opportunity to develop as creative, competent learners in a secure environment.

Our Mission Statement

It is our aim to provide high quality education pre-school provision for all children and families within our group.

In order to achieve this, staff and parents work closely together. We provide a safe and stimulating environment where children learn as they play. We have a range of equipment and activities that provide challenging experiences.

We recognise that all children are unique and their individual needs are valued and respected. We welcome all children, families and staff and do not discriminate in terms of ethic background, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation, health, ability, disability or class. We encourage mutual respect and challenge all discrimination and stereotyping.

Children have the opportunity to develop new relationships with children and adults outside their own family. They are also able to learn acceptable ways of behaving within the supportive environment of our group.

Regular staff training allows us to maintain our high standards of care and education for pre-school training.

Local community links are fostered by inviting people to come to our group to talk about their jobs, festivals, interests, etc.

We are registered and regulated by the Early Years Directorate within the Office for Standards in Education(Ofsted).