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

At PlayDays Nursery 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: 01268 769288

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 Caterpillars room is specifically designed for 0-2 year olds. Click here for photos.

The Butterflies room is specifically designed for 2-5 year olds. Click here for photos.

“We are really pleased with Elliott’s progress over the last year. That is definitely down to the wonderful and caring staff at PlayDays.

Thank you to Clare, Ian and all the Team.”

“My daughter loves it here. Wouldn’t have her anywhere else now.  

All the staff have been amazing with her.”

“The carers and owners are very kind and friendly. The nursery is in a fantastic location.

We feel very lucky to have found the nursery.”

“Our son has had the best time everyday. They do so many different activities with the children.

He has learned so much and his progress has been amazing to watch.”

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 9 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)

PlayDays t-shirts and sweatshirts are also available to purchase.

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

Tel: 01268 769288

Wick Pavillion • Tresco Way • Wickford • SS12 9GP

Mon - Fri 7.00am - 6.00pm