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Meadow Brook Playcare - Day Nursery

Day nursery

Meadow Brook is a non-profit charity Early Years Setting. It is run by a voluntary management committee, made up of committed parents and members of the local community who are keen to support the learning and development of the children and support and nurture their wellbeing whilst at Nursery.

The Caterpillar Room (bungalow) – caters for children for 0 – 3 years old. We can have up to 23 children per session and 6 permanent staff in the room.

The room is divided in to two sections, creating a cosy and natural learning environment for our babies with access to the garden via the toddler room and our over two’s toddler area is designed through the eyes of our 2 year olds. Ensuring the environment is set up in such ways that it encourages children to learn, play and explore. We work with a ratio of 1:3 for 0 – 2 years and 1:4 for 2 - 3 year olds.

The Butterfly Room (situated in the Meadow Children’s Centre)caters for our Pre-School group, aged 3 years +. We can have up to 24 children per session and 4 permanent staff in the room.

The room is designed with thoughts of an exciting and practical learning environment, ensuring that all areas are visible and encouraging for the children to take the next step in their learning and preparation for school. The ratio requirement is 1:8, however we believe that having our permanent 4th member of staff is highly beneficial to the team and childrens’ learning and development. With this in mind we often work with a ratio of 1:6.

We aim to:
• Create a friendly, caring safe environment where children feel safe and secure.
• provide a wide range of activities to inspire and enrich the children's independence, self-image, imagination and confidence.
• Provide high quality Early Years care and education for all children in our community and surrounding areas.
• Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop.
• Make a positive contribution to our community.
• Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

Parents are regarded as members of Meadow Brook and have full participatory rights.

These include a right to be:

• Valued and respected.
• Kept informed.
• Consulted.
• Involved.
• Included at all levels.


Who to contact

Emma Howard
Early Years Manager
School Bungalow
Seaman Avenue
IP17 1DZ
01728 604768
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Venue Details

Meadow Children's Centre and School Bungalow
IP17 1DZ
Parking available

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Last updated
Immediate vacancies
Other information
Please contact Meadow Brook Playcare - Day Nursery for vacancy information.

Days & times

Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 18:00

Inclusive Provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - This setting has level access to their premises.
Cultural provisions
Yes - This setting complies with all equalities legislation.
Individual dietary needs
Yes - Yes, happy to cater for any dietary requirements
Recent experience of supporting children with additional needs
Yes - Makaton signing taught and used. Staff training and expertise in Autistic spectrum, quadriplegic manual handling trained.
Specific additional needs this setting has experience of
Autistic spectrum
Brittle Bones
Cerebral Palsy
Challenging Behaviour
Communication difficulties
Fragile X
Global Delay
Serious allergy
Speech and language difficulties


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£22.50 Morning Session
£22.50 Afternoon Session
£28.00 Day-time
£40.00 Per day
£5.00 Per hour
Moning Session - 8.00 - 1.00 Afternoon Session - 1.00 - 6.00 Day-time - School Day 9.00 - 3.30 Per day - 8.00 - 6.00

Other Details

Accessible parking, Arts and crafts, Climbing frame, Computer, Enclosed outdoor play area, Equipment for all ages, Garden, Homework support, Kitchen, Out-door play, Outdoor play equipment, Pet fish, Pets, Playroom, Quiet area, Sensory play equipment, Sleeping area, Slide, Take children on outings
Cater for over 8s
Age Range
From 0 Year(s)
To 5 Year(s)
Offers Tax Free Childcare
Last Updated

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/10/2008EYR InspectionGood
05/05/2015EYR InspectionGood
03/05/2017EYR InspectionRequires Improvement
26/01/2018EYR Re-InspectionGood

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

3 staff are trained in SEND.

Meadow Brook supports children birth - 5 years with all abilities. We work closely with the family and other agencies to ensure each childs learning and development is tailored to suit their specific needs.

Emma Howard
01728 604768
Meadow Brook Playcare
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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