Child’s Play St. Davids

Meet the team

Child’s Play is a vibrant, busy and happy setting based within St David’s Primary School grounds, in its own demountable building in the West Cross area of Swansea.  We are fortunate to have a wonderful environment which includes our own entrance way with intercom, an outside play area, two large airy classrooms, sleep room and kitchen. 

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Sam

Samantha is the founder of Child's Play and a mum to three children, she has worked extensively with children from new-born up until 12 years.

She has an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Development and has been an invaluable classroom assistant, special educational needs support practitioner, children’s transition officer and early years’ developmental play worker during her career in childcare and education.

Sam’s experience helps to shape our setting and creates a wonderful environment that children love to spend time in.

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Kirsty

Kirsty is our manager, she has many years’ experience working successfully in childcare settings and as a nanny. Since joining Child’s Play, we have been so impressed with Kirsty’s professionalism that she was promoted to manager where her enthusiasm, expertise and caring nature shines through.

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Danni

Danni is very experienced. she has worked in various childcare settings in and around the Swansea area and is qualified in CCLD Level 5.

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Poppy

Poppy is our newest team member joining us in February 2022. She has a degree in Early Education and Care and after her maternity leave has joined us to further her qualifications and experience in childcare.

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Lisa

Lisa has extensive experience in childcare management and previously worked as a team leader for Flying Start team. She is qualified in CCLD Level 5.

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Sophie

Sophie has worked in childcare for 10 years, she is qualified in CCLD 3 and currently undertaking her Playworks qualification. 

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Lily

Lily works in all our settings, covering for staff where needed. She is currently studying for her degree in Youth and Community at Cardiff Met University.

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Steph

Steph is our Toddler Room Manager. She has worked and studied childcare for the lasts 10 years, gaining CCLD level 3 and a degree in education. She has a great deal of experience with babies and toddlers working in nurseries and as an au pair and has a passion for working with children.

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Kate

My name is Kate, I have 25 years’ experience working with children from new-born to 12 years of age. I am NNEB, CCLD3 and NVQ5 qualified, and a new Mum having had my little miracle in 2020.

Laura

Laura 

Laura joined us as a student to train for her CCLD3 in 2017. She showed such a natural affinity working with children that we kept her on. 

Services provided

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Early Bird Club | 7:30am – 8:45am

Early Bird sessions allow for a more relaxed start to the day at 7:30am until school begins.

Children aged 2-4 and nursery age join us in a fun, friendly and chilled environment. We like to give everyone a gentle start to the day with relaxing and laidback activities such as colouring, drawing, construction kits, chill out music and a story corner.

We set up an area for breakfast and you are welcome to send your child in with a healthy breakfast that they can eat at their leisure.

After Early Bird Club, we invite your children to stay for a fun packed Morning Playschool session.

Please remember that Child's Play is a nut free zone.

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Morning playschool | 8:50am – 11:30am

We invite little ones from 2-4 years to enter our world of imagination and creativity in our morning playschool sessions. Our playschools follow the foundation phase curriculum and ensure that children’s wellbeing is at the centre of all we do.

We create wonderful learning opportunities using our lovely, well-resourced base room and outside areas, including the adventure garden with access to bikes and trikes, sand and water, woodland walkways and a nature reserve.

After morning playschool, your child has the option to stay for our sociable lunch session, followed by afternoon playschool, then activity club or afterschool club.

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Afternoon playschool | 1pm – 3:10pm

We invite little ones from 2-4 years to enter our world of imagination and creativity in afternoon playschool. We create wonderful learning opportunities using our lovely, well-resourced base room and our outside areas.

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After school activity club | 3:20pm – 4:30pm

We have a range of exciting activity clubs running across the week including:
Monday – Cooking Club
Tuesday – Art Attack
Wednesday – Games Night
Thursday – Explorers & Investigators
Friday – Film Friday

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After school club | 3:20pm – 5:50pm

Children automatically have the opportunity to join in with all activity clubs. Once the activity clubs have finished, children are served a snack and a drink to tide them over until teatime. Ongoing activities such as art and crafts, board games and outside play are always available.

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Holiday club | 8:30am – 5:30pm

We run a fun packed holiday club in St. Davids for part of each half term, Easter and summer holidays.

We have indoor and outdoor activities, fast and furious activities, arts and crafts, cooking each afternoon, then role play then finished off with a movie.

Full or half days available.

Session fees

Early Bird Club

7:30am – 8:45am

£5

Morning playschool

8:50am – 11:30am

£15

Morning playschool + sociable lunch

9am – 12:30pm

£19

Sociable lunch + Afternoon playschool

11:50am – 3:15pm

£19

Afternoon playschool

1pm – 3:15pm

£15

Full childcare (School day)

7:30am – 3:15pm

£34

Full childcare

7:30am – 5:50pm

£42

Activity club (2 – 11 years)

3:20pm – 4:30pm

£6

Afterschool club (2-11 years)

3:20pm – 5:50pm

£10

Holiday club full day (2-4 years)

8:30am – 5:30pm

£32

Holiday club full day (5-12 years)

8:30am – 5:30pm

£25

Extra services

Pick up (Internal/walking)

£2

Pick up 30-hour offer (Internal/walking)

£1.50

Transport pick up (Car)

£3.50

Casual / one off bookings

Please note, we are no longer able to offer casual bookings as a separate tariff. Instead there will be a 20% fee applied to the regular charge for each session. All casual bookings are subject to availability.

Administration charges

Registration fee

£15 per family

Amendment to bookings (Without 14 days’ notice)

£10 per change

Fee for yearly records (tax credit/student finance)

£10

There is a 2-week notice period required to amend regular bookings or take a holiday, and a 28-day notice period to cancel bookings completely. With casual bookings we have a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Contact us

Get in touch with us today with any questions you may have regarding our childcare, or if you’re ready, fill out a registration form and return it to us via email or in person.

07708 315 118       hello@childsplayswansea.co.uk
St.Davids Primary School, West Cross Avenue, West Cross, Swansea SA3 5TS
Registration number: W16/00000357