Community Playcentre Walberton
ENCOURAGING CONFIDENCE AND INDIVIDUALITY IN EVERY CHILD
The Playcentre prides itself on providing flexible nursery services for 0 to 4 year olds.
The Playcentre provides a breakfast and after school club for Walberton and Binsted School,
The Playcentre offers a holiday club for Primary school aged children. Children from any school welcome.
Our Vision and Ethos
We strive to create a homely and stimulating environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all.
We take a holistic view of each child and promote positivity and respect throughout the playcentre.
Every day we aim to encourage individuality and support each child to develop their own potential to become a confident and secure learner as they continue their journey into education.
The nursery is really well organised and managed very well by Kelly. We are always noticing improvements and enhancements being made to the setting including staffing, organisation and the learning environment, reflecting the changing needs of the children and setup. The regular communication updates and monthly emails keep us up to date, and the billing system is convenient and easy to use. Staff are always available to contact via telephone and email. I have always felt incredibly confident that our children are safe, well looked after and thriving whilst in the care of the nursery and really appreciate the hard work of all the staff in providing this high level of care.
Our daughter started at the nursery a couple of months after her second birthday, and having spent most of her life in lockdown, we were worried about how she would adapt to nursery life. She loved it from the minute she started her transition visits and hasn't looked back since. Communication is always fantastic - we love reading the daily care diary updates on Tapestry about what the children have been up to that day, as it gives us something to talk about at the dinner table - her eyes light up as she tells us about her day and all of the adventures she has had with her friends. The adults in the 'Overs' all know our child really well; we feel as though she is really cared for and that the adults aren't just providing 'childcare' but are also providing her with love and enrichment in every area of her development. We couldn't imagine sending her anywhere else and would recommend the nursery to anyone without hesitation.
Our youngest has thrived in his time in the baby room. He was quite a shy and timid character with strangers before he started, and we were really nervous about how he would settle. We need not have worried, because the amazing baby team have done an outstanding job at nurturing him and helping him to grow in confidence and have supported him in developing an amazing set of social skills too. He loves his days at nursery, desperate to get out of the car and get in as soon as he sees we have pulled into the car park. We were amazing at the range of experiences and opportunities offered to the babies. The staff plan activities and experiences which are catered specifically to the children's interests and next steps, and he will often come out of the door babbling away about the messy play or sensory experience of offer that day. We feel like the staff in the baby room have become extended members of our family. We often have to say 'goodnight' and blow imaginary kisses to them all as our little boy names them all at bedtime.
The Playcentre has been truly wonderful at helping our child settle into nursery life. With only one day a week the baby room team have all made sure to connect with our boy individually and get to know him. From cuddles to dinosaurs they have supported him but best of all they’ve supported us through the transition too. Great communication and understanding over parents anxieties, always available to talk via phone or in person, and the use of Tapestry to share children’s experiences and let you see their progress. After a short few months we see such a change in our boys independence and confidence socially. To anyone looking for a caring and professional nursery we would definitely recommended the Playcentre.
Our child has a fantastic time at nursery; playing outside, enjoying climbing the pirate ship. I know when she comes home and has changed her clothes from getting wet that she has had a lovely day. She loves to give everyone who works at nursery a big hug.
My children now attend Cpaws after school provision but have been with the Playcentre since they were toddlers. The staff have been fantastic throughout their time, they have been caring, kind, flexible, approachable and professional. My boys have been in safe hands.