The Playhouse | Day Nurseries & Pre-School | Swindon

A place to grow

The Playhouse Day Nursery and Preschool is situated on site at WHSmith, we warmly welcome the local community to register with us. Our free flow, fully resourced toddler and preschool rooms are staffed with an experienced and qualified team who encourage individual growth and development. Our baby room is well equipped with its own milk kitchen and direct access to our garden. The generous outdoor space can be accessed all day by the children and in all weathers, with grassed areas and all weather safety tarmac. Our newly created mud kitchen offers children a sensory experience they all enjoy.

The Playhouse Nursery and Preschool Manager
Claire Hatherall
Nursery Manager
BOOK A VISIT

Nutrition

Our excellent nutritionally balanced menu is changed regularly to encourage a varied diet and is approved by the Childrens Food Trust. Here is an example of a typical menu.

Supporting and Learning


Growing Mathematicians

1-2-3-4-5! Mathematics is embedded in everything that we do and experience in our day-to-day lives and our Growing Mathematicians programme has been created to help your child understand the purpose and importance of mathematics. 

Growing Readers

Growing Readers brings together home and nursery life, providing parents with some of the theory behind developing children’s reading skills, and also providing handy Hints & Tips, recommended reading lists and suggested activities for parents and children to explore together.

Growing Writers

Our Growing Writer’s approach supports the complex magical journey from making a mark, to emergent writing, to confident writer, laying the foundational skills that enable each child to flourish with the confidence and capability to succeed at school.

A day at The Playhouse Day Nursery

Below is an example of a typical day

  • Morning

    Drop Off

  • Morning

    Breakfast

  • Morning

    Play & Activities

  • Morning

    Story Time

  • Morning

    Singing Time

  • Midday

    Lunch

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Sleep Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Story Time

  • Afternoon

    Singing Time

  • Afternoon

    Tea / Dinner Time

  • Afternoon

    Play & Activities

  • Afternoon

    Pick Up

Fees & Availability

Where possible we look to offer flexible booking patterns, including everything your child needs. To request pricing and availability, please request a call back by clicking the button below.

Request a call back

Meet the Team

Claire Hatherall

I am NNEB qualified have worked my way through the ranks of The Playhouse Nursery since joining them in 1996. My roles have included Nursery Nurse, Room Leader, Senior Nursery Nurse, Deputy Manager and currently Nursery Manager which I have been since 2007.  I am very proud of my staff team for our renewed ‘Good’ Ofsted Inspection. The Playhouse is now 25 years old and we look forward to our continued successes with your children.

Lizzie Duke

I joined Bright Horizons and The Playhouse Nursery as a relief member of staff in 2013 following my graduation from my BA Honours Early Childhood Studies Degree where I achieved an Upper Second Class Honours. 

In 2014, I was promoted to the Baby Room leader, supervising one member of staff and approximately 10 children. Then almost 18 months later I was entrusted with supervising a larger room of children and more staff. This experience offered me the opportunity of promotion to Deputy Manager.
I love working with children, but especially babies because I have always had a very caring nature and I enjoy knowing that I am making a difference as they develop. 

Great place to work - Best Workplaces 2016

Events at The Playhouse Day Nursery

  • Ready for School Open Day

    21 April 2017

    Read More

Why Bright Horizons

The Bright Horizons passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality care isn’t just common knowledge within our own business – we’ve also gained some impressive accolades from external sources for excellence as both a childcare provider, and as an employer. We are the only childcare company to have been listed for the last 11 years as one of the country’s top 50 “Great Places to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute.

Find Out More

Get in touch

Please let us know a few details

Your details