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As a parent your choice of childcare is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

At PlayDays you can be sure that your child will be in a professional environment with people who love looking after and teaching young children.

We have a high ratio of staff to children which means we can guarantee a safe, supportive, stimulating and fun environment in which your child can explore and discover the world.

We are OFSTED registered and as such are subject to regular inspections.

Once you have made the decision to send your child to our nursery, it is the objective of PlayDays to provide the highest standards of care and education for all the children in our care.



PlayDays Nursery provides a safe, loving, caring environment for your child.


PlayDays Nursery is situated in a large open spaced country park, Wickford, near the Wick Meadows. We are a brightly stimulated nursery, popular with the local community.

PlayDays nursery is a family run business, first opening our doors in Feburary 2015. All our work is based on recommendation and word of mouth and is a credit to the quality and professionalism of our staff.

We have opportunities to expand, but prefer to

keep our business personal and instead recruit

a very highly experienced team, who work in

our various nursery rooms catering for varied

age groups and abilities.



Wick Pavillion

Tresco Way


SS12 9GP

Tel: 07708 567108

The meals at PlayDays are a real strength of the setting to our wonderful cooks and the home cooked dishes they prepare are fresh daily with local source produce and best quality ingredients.

We can cater for all and any dietary requirements and have a robust system in place for ensuring every child’s needs are safely and tastily met.

We provide breakfast, hot lunch, light tea and snacks (x2).


We have 2 special rooms designed and built for the needs and abilities of differing age groups.

The Little Ducklings room is specifically designed for 0-2 year olds.

The Little Nemos room is specifically designed for 2-5 year olds.

“Lucas has been made to feel like part of this wonderful family since he started nursery.

A homely, family run business which I would highly recommend.

So sad to leave but will definitely stay in touch!”

- N Sawyer

“Our little girl started at the nursery when she was 9 months old. Her development has been wonderful to watch and it’s great to hear at the end of each session what she has been doing each day.

Everyone is also warm and welcoming to our family and we have peace of mind knowing she is in great hands while we are both at work.”

- S Niblett

“My little boy loves PlayDays, he has come on leaps and bounds since being here.

All the staff are lovely and welcoming, I can’t recommend them enough!”

- S Vickers

"I have to chase my little boy to take him home! He never wants to go! I call PlayDays his second family - he loves it there and especially his key worker!”

- M Bennett

Your children’s happiness and care is of utmost importance to us and at PlayDays we go above and beyond to create a safe and nurturing environment for your children to develop.

• Low staff:pupil ratios

• Incredibly caring and dedicated staff

• Staff ‘continued professional development’ and training updates

• Bright stimulating environment

• Lots of toys and activities

• Lots of oportunities to make great friends

• Regular updates of documents via Babysdays software

• Individual rooms for different age groups

• Great food prepared on the premises

• First aid trained

We are managed by our founder, Clare, who has worked in childcare for over 5 years.  She first opened her home as a childminder, working alongside her husband Ian. They are a very close family with two young daughters.

15 hrs free funding available for all 3-4 yr olds and some 2 yr olds. Click here for details. You can also read more about us at

Our Fees

Due to annual changes our fees are available on request.

Our fees are due one month in advance.

Ratios age 0-2 ( 3 children to 1 adult)
2-3 (4 children to 1 adult)
3-5 (8 children to 1 adult)

We have a uniform which is available to buy, as well as PlayDays t-shirts should you want one.


Clare & Ian Jasper - Managing Directors • Gemma Shepherd - Manager • Deputy Manager - Faye Eldridge

Little Ducklings:

Faye Eldridge - Deputy Manager / Senior Nursery Practitioner NVQ3 • Zoe Nott - Nursery Practitioner NVQ3 • Chloe Escott-Francklin - Nursery Assistant NVQ2

Little Nemos:

Annie Watts - Senior Nursery Practitioner NVQ3 • Sarah Tolley - Senior Nursery Practitioner NVQ3 • Michelle Harrison - Nursery Practitioner NVQ3 • Claire Moore - Nursery Assistant


Debbie Savage - Cook • Helen Pattle - Lunchtime Assistant • Kelly Featherstone - Lunchtime Assistant


E-mail Address:

Phone Number:

No of Children:

Their names and ages:

Preferred Start Date :

Questions or Comments:

Please click the link below to download our registration form in Word format.

Tel: 07708 567108

Wick Pavillion • Tresco Way • Wickford • SS12 9GP

Mon - Fri 7.00am - 6.00pm