Pre School Lounge


Pre School Lounge

Our Pre School Lounge (Wise Willows) are provided with learning opportunities, their progress will be tracked termly using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Daily activities are provided following the child’s individual interest as we believe spontaneity is required to maintain optimum levels of ‘well-being and involvement’. 

The best preperation we can give them in their early years is to promote positive dispositions by providing living experiences of making choices, innovating, taking responsibility, facing challenges, thinking flexibly and critically, and learning how to learn so that they will be able to respond to their unfolding future. supporting children in the Characteristics of Effective Learning. 

Wise Willows

Our pre school room is full of exciting natural and traditional resources to explore and enhance the children’s imagination. From role play, making our own potions to hunting through fields and woods for dinosaur bones (sticks and stones). Children are learning how to be kind and gentle while caring for their pet Guinea pig (Sheep).

Our golden rules are used as positive renforcement  encouraging our children to use their ‘kind hand’ , ‘indoor voices’ & ‘Kind words’ to name a few       .


The “risk rangers” have the responsibility of looking for risks both out in the local environment and in the garden, learning how to keep ourselves safe. Staff ratio is 1 adult to 8 children . We provide lots of opportunities to create through music and different media, sharing our ideas and exporing different people and communities. and our friends.

We use lots of malleable resources to strengthen those hand muscles and share a variaty of books about the world we live in and diversity to ensure that every child feels confident and has a good sense of belonging.

Preparing for school

We have a seperate school ready room that is designed to prepare children for a smooth transition into the school environment. Small group activities such as ‘Fun Time’ & ‘Chatty Children’ to name name a few, these encourage both social and educational development. An array of indoor and outdoor activities and reasourses are accessable to all children. This form of learning encourages children to explore the world within a safe and secure environment and also come up with their own theories about how                                                                                     Our school Ready Room                  Our School Ready Packs

Learn More about our Pre School lounge 

For more information about our pre school childcare services, pre school Nursery fees and admission procedure, please read our welcome pack. Our nursery is Located in the Glen Parva area of Leicester, our nursery is suitable for those living or working in South Wigston, Enderby, Oadby, Narborough, Whetstone and South Leicester. Please book an appointment to visit our Childcare Nursery. Our Nursery is located next to Glen Parva Manor.

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Nursery Reviews

This is an amazing nursery.after getting off to a bad start with another nursery we were very hesitant about letting him try another.but i can't praise everyone at playdats academy enough for eveything they have done to settle our son in.he loves it here and even with his lack of communication skills they have been fabulous.he now knows some makaton (we are also learning with him).staff are amazing,friendly,patient and so nurturing to the children.and the revamp looks amazing with such a home from home feel. this nursery definatly puts the childrens needs and individuality as their first priority.

Nicky Walter

Since the new people took over the change in my daughter is phenomenal she's so happy everyday that she comes .Her speech has improved beyond recognition and so has her confidence. After the refurb the place is fantastic it's equipped with everything you could wish for The staff are fantastic nothing is too much trouble And there is always fun /educational activities going on Can't recommend this place enough will be very sad when my child leaves to start primary

Lorna May smith

A lovely fresh and bright new nursery set on the edge of the Leicestershire countryside.The children are stimulated and educated through play and the outdoors whatever the weather. It has a lovely "home from home" feel, with friendly staff who treasure your little one as much as you do.

Sharon Mckinnon-Mitchell

I wasnt sure how my "clingy" 1 year old would adapt to nursery but now she waves us off and cant wait to go! Everyone is so understanding of all the children and have really bought my girl out of her shell. She loves mixing with other children now, Although she doesn't need to be in nursery i am so glad i decided to let her as she seems to be learning a lot more and becoming very talkative!

Weezer Yo

My kids absolutely love this place. People working here,are very friendly, funny and i know that i can trust them to leave my 2 kids with them. It's like a second home for my kids. Thanks for everything you are doing for them . xxx

Michaela Misakova Adamcova

Absolutely fantastic nursery, my 4 year old son loves it here. Management and Staff are amazing with him (he has communication problems and awaiting results of assessments) . Also after extensive revamp the place looks so homely, fresh, clean and inviting....

Lisa Martin

Amazing nursery, my twins love it here and are excited just going through the gate. Staff are very friendly and approachable. Nursery is very clean and amazingly set out. My twins never want to leave when I pick them up.

Shaney Mercedes Brown

My daughter loves playdays Acadamy. It has a home from home feel and the staff are amazing with the children. My daughter has learnt so much and made lots of friends.

Lorna-and Nick Farmer

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