Play-Days Nursery

Play-Days is a well established, private day nursery based at the Newport Cottage Care Centre in Newport, Shropshire.

Operating as usual

International Day of Play 11/06/2024

Today is International Day of Play🎉.

As our name suggests we highly value the role of play in our young children’s development and as Albert Einstein said “Play is the highest form of research.” 👏

There is not one definition of play and there are many different types of play. We just need to remember and promote that play is significant in supporting children’s emotional well being, learning and development ❤️

International Day of Play Helps ensure that every child thrives and reaches their potential through the power of play. Get ready to celebrate play on the 11th June, every year.


Photos from Play-Days Nursery's post 10/06/2024

Newport Carnival 2024🎪🎉🎪🎉

Definitely one of the busiest in a long time, always helped by a massive dose of sunshine ☀️☀️. Wonderful to see more entries in the float procession and the community coming together ❤️

Massive congratulations to the Newport Shropshire Carnival committee for organising such a wonderful event. We’ve been joining in for 15 years now and love being part of such a vibrant, community minded town❤️

3rd place winners for us this year🏆 We want to thank our wonderful parents for stepping up to the challenge of entering a walking float this year, a 1st for us. You were all amazing & creative🥰. Did you recognise all the adverts? Even Ant n Dec joined us🤣

Our carnival entry is a special event for our school leavers! Having the confidence to join in, wave & smile at all those thousands of people is quite daunting, but our children were fabulous & we are so proud of you 👏

The Play-Days team, the best a boss can get (Gillette sorry, still singing the advert tunes🤣)!! We have such a giggle & love spending the day being with our families and seeing the love & support from everyone ❤️. Special mention to Lee for organising the tunes-they were great 👍🏻

Here’s to Newport Carnival 2025!!
Save the date, 14/6/25🎪🎉🎪🎉

Photos from Play-Days Nursery's post 10/06/2024

A double dose of 30 days wild as didn’t post yesterday! Have you been following along?

Photos from Play-Days Nursery's post 08/06/2024

Todays 30 days wild challenge fits in well as it is also World Ocean Day🌊🌊

Photos from Newport Shropshire Carnival's post 07/06/2024

As a business & through showing our children how we can care for our planet is important to us. The little things we do include…
🌎 reducing the amount of wet wipes we use by using flannels at mealtimes to clean faces
🌎 turning our lights off
🌎 recycling
🌎 reduce food waste by having a ‘use up’ day for snacks, and in quieter holiday weeks using up food already in our cupboards
🌎 growing our own fruit & vegetables
🌎 reusing resources from donations and charity shops
🌎 reducing our use of plastic toys

Small steps can make a big difference ❤️


Check out The Wooden Play Den the night before to see what challenges are coming up.

Photos from Play-Days Nursery's post 01/06/2024

Are you joining in the 30 days wild challenge by The Wildlife Trust? Today they invite you to go on a sensory adventure 👀👂👅👃👋🏻
Check out The Wooden Play Den for lots of ideas daily❤️

Photos from Newport Shropshire Carnival's post 31/05/2024

WOW what a headliner!!!! Can’t wait to be joining in the carnival again this year. Always a highlight of the year, especially for our school leavers who join us on the float❤️

Photos from Breastfeeding Network Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin's post 31/05/2024

Hey everyone 👋🏻
Our annual summer fayre, which we do with our friends at the Newport Cottage Care Centre, is fast approaching!! Would the lovely, local businesses of Newport be kind enough to donate a raffle prize for our main raffle? We were truly overwhelmed by your generosity last year❤️
Any donations are greatly appreciated and we thank you in advance for your support 🙏.
Please contact the care centre or Play-Days if the donation needs collecting.

We look forward to seeing you there, it’s always a wonderful afternoon!!

Photos from Play-Days Nursery's post 29/05/2024

Today is National Biscuit Day!! We love a biscuit at Play-Days, so the staff & children are all having a treat. The children are also making some biscuits in celebration 🤣❤️

What’s your favourite biscuit?


⛰️ 30 days wild 🌳

It’s less than a week until we embark on as part of The Wildlife Trusts challenge to do one wild activity everyday in June.

We will be sharing one wild activity everyday in our Facebook group. So join now to make sure you can follow along. Link in comments

Will you be joining in?

Photos from Newport SEND stay n play 's post 24/05/2024

🍭Bank Holiday Treat 🍭

A bank holiday treat for you all!

£10 off when you spend £50 - use the code BANKHOLIDAY at the checkout to receive the discount.

Code expires at midnight on Monday,

Happy bank holiday, what are your plans?

Photos from Play-Days Nursery's post 20/05/2024



We are proud to be a sun safe nursery☀️☀️
Whilst we love the hot, sunny days, ensuring we protect our childrens skin is a top priority! Working in partnership with our families we ensure everyone knows how to keep safe.

SLIP - on a tshirt
SLOP - on suncream (fct 30+ with high uva rating)
SLAP - on a hat
SLIDE- on sunglasses
SEEK - shade (particularly between 11-3, uv rays are at the strongest)

Keep safe everyone ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Photos from Play-Days Nursery's post 18/05/2024

💚 This past week has been mental health awareness week, with a focus on movement 💚. Being physical is high on our agenda at Play-Days as we understand the impact it has for a child’s all round development. It’s tradition for us to plant sunflowers during this week (fine motor skills/hand-eye coordination) so children & families can grow them together. We’ve also been busy doing lots of gardening in our allotment & planting some summer flowers in the play area.
Crouching, standing, digging, lifting and carrying etc, are all needed to support physical development. If we overlook physical development children will not sit, or be able to hold pens/pencils, their core strength will be weak and the lesser known senses (vestibular/proprioception) can also be affected. Don’t underestimate the value of getting children moving 💚


Mental Health Awareness Week💚


For any current or previous families, we still have spaces available between 11-12. Siblings welcome & no obligation to buy. Please contact nursery to book👍🏻

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Newport Cottage Care Centre, Upper Bar, Newport

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
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