Welcome to Playpen Preschool   Providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment Based in Meopham Kent 

Welcome to Playpen Preschool   Providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment Based in Meopham Kent 

Welcome to Playpen Preschool   Providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment Based in Meopham Kent 

ABOUT OUR PRESCHOOL 

We offer a safe, caring and happy environment supporting the transition from home to nursery. Playpen Pre-school is based in the picturesque village of Meopham, next to Meopham Community Academy.  
 
We provide an inclusive learning environment and quality care for our children aged from 2 to 5 years. We pride ourselves in helping prepare our children for their transition to primary school using a specially designed curriculum which focuses on helping children gain essential “school readiness” skills. 
 
The Pre-school supports parents as their child’s first and most important educators and wants to keep them consulted and included in their child’s education. The partnership between parents and pre-school is vital and valued. 
 
As well as having access to the school playing fields throughout the two years at Playpen. In their final year we offer an outdoor classroom session once a week on the school field and in the wooded area. 
 
 

 Proposed Term Dates  Sep 2021 – July 2022  

Term 1 
2nd September 2021 - 22nd October 2021 
Term 2 
1st November 2021 – 15th December 2021 
Term 3 
4th January 2022 – 11th February 2022 
Term 4 
21st February 2022 – 1st April 2022 
Term 5 
20th April 2022 – 27th May 2022 
Term 6 
6th June 2022 – 19th July 2022 
*N.B. 20th and 21st July replace Mon 3rd Jan  
and Mon 2nd May 

HOME 

We offer a safe, caring and happy environment supporting the transition from home to nursery 

ABOUT US 

At Playpen we create a welcoming environment where all children are valued and respected. 

DIARY DATES 

Check important dates and special events in the upcoming terms. 

INFORMATION 

We want to share with you all the information you need to make your child’s pre-school journey as easy as possible. 

CONTACT 

We would love to show you around our pre-school. Contact us today for further information. 

HOME 

We offer a safe, caring and happy environment supporting the transition from home to nursery 

ABOUT US 

At Playpen we create a welcoming environment where all children are valued and respected. 

DIARY DATES 

Check important dates and special events in the upcoming terms. 

INFORMATION 

We want to share with you all the information you need to make your child’s pre-school journey as easy as possible. 

CONTACT 

We would love to show you around our pre-school. Contact us today for further information. 

OUR LATEST OFSTED REPORT 

Get in Touch  

Our nursery is conveniently located in the Meopham Community Academy grounds. We have long and well established relationships with all the surrounding local schools, to enable a smooth transition to primary school. 
 
We would love to meet you and your child, so book a visit today and we will show you all our Pre-school has to offer during your own personal tour. 

TRANSITION TO PRIMARY SCHOOL  

 
At Playpen we prepare children for their transition to primary school using a specially designed curriculum which focuses on helping children gain essential “school readiness” skills. The activities and experiences we provide during the Playpen journey offers children the opportunity to become independent and confident, to make friendships and become skilful communicators. We want them to be creative and motivated to learn at pre-school and beyond. 
 
The majority of our children transfer to Meopham Community Academy but we work closely with all local schools at transition and have received excellent feedback from them that Playpen children are very well prepared for their transition. 
 
Throughout a child’s final year at Playpen we aim to work closely with Meopham Community Academy to provide some shared activities and visits, these have proved very successful over many years and help children begin to understand how exciting a school environment will be. 

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM  

As well as having access to the school playing fields throughout the two years at Playpen. In their final year we offer an outdoor classroom session once a week on the school field and in the wooded area. These sessions were put into place after our involvement with the forest schools project and over many years have proved to be a successful way to encourage the important characteristics of effective learning across all areas of the curriculum. 
 
Pupils gain confidence and self-esteem by persevering and achieving self-set challenges. They improve communication and team working skills participating in shared tasks. Children learn to take responsibility for their actions and calculate risk whilst being creative and thinking critically. Spending time every week throughout the school year outside in all weathers, children develop a wonderful understanding of growth, decay and changes over time. 
 
Above all we have great fun and we’re really active, engaging solely with nature and natural objects to support our play. 
 

Our Day 

TERM TIME ONLY 
Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 3.15pm 
Friday 8.45am - 12.45pm 
 
Sessions are dependant on spaces available, please contact the pre-school directly to discuss your childcare needs 
 
We offer morning and afternoon educational sessions and the option to take wraparound sessions to extend care to half or full days. 

OUR GALLERY 

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