Playdays Day Nursery & Pre-School | Partou
Playdays Day Nursery & Pre-School, Blackrod

Winner of Partou’s inaugural ‘Nursery of the Year’ award in 2023, Playdays provides exceptional care and education to families throughout Blackrod, Adlington, Aspull and surrounding areas.

Recognised by Ofsted for it’s ‘very high quality’ of teaching and ‘exceptional’ parent partnerships, the Nursery has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in each of its three most recent inspections.

Facilities

Large indoor playrooms filled with natural resources that sparks children’s imagination

Unique forest school sessions which take advantage of our fabulous local woodland areas

Excellent parent partnerships with online learning journals and regular ‘stay and play’ sessions

Large redeveloped outdoor spaces with plenty of spaces for all children to play

Exciting extra-curricular activities from swimming lessons to baby and toddler dance sessions

Funded Childcare Options Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Weekly rate per number of full days (7:30am – 6:00pm)
5 days 4 days 3 days 2 days 1 day
£255.00 £231.00 £176.25 £124.50 £62.25

Single morning sessions available (7:30am – 12:30pm): £36.00
Single afternoon sessions available (1:00pm – 6:00pm): £34.50

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

Additional Options: 7:00am Early Starts – £3.75 per session

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £5.75 per morning session and £4.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.65 per morning session and £0.65 per afternoon session.

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Playdays
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01204 698596

Open Mon - Fri, 7.00am to 6.00pm

The Old Grammar School, 76 Church Street, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5EQ

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What families say?

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Heidi W

5 stars

02 July 2024

My eldest son came to Playdays 8 years ago and we had a great experience so much so, 8 years later I have sent my second son to Playdays! I love how all the same staff are still there and they remembered my eldest. The staff are all lovely and knowledgeable and you can tell the baby room is very well...

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M H

5 stars

14 June 2024

I don't have a bad word to say about Playdays. My daughter is in the preschool room and she has come on leaps and bounds. She is a very shy little girl and it did take her a while to settle but with the help of her amazing key worker. She absolutely loves going to preschool and has learned so much. S...

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V F

5 stars

12 June 2024

My daughter has been attending Playdays for 2 days since Sept 23. She has settled in really well and I'm pleased with her progress. The staff are so kind and caring to all the children. My daughter's speech has really improved and I think going to nursery has definitely helped her.

Jessica S

5 stars

12 June 2024

My daughter has been coming to Partou Playdays for over 7 months and is absolutely thriving! She is 19 months old and is already speaking, saying colours and absolutely loves going in every day. She puts her arms out to the nursery workers when I walk in which sets my mind at ease so I can work guilt...

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Gemma P

5 stars

12 June 2024

The nursery team are amazing, they go above and beyond for my little boy, the team also have extra activities for Mother's Day and Father's Day. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel welcome, the space is always clean and plenty of activities are done throughout the day to keep him entertained.

Sarah J

5 stars

12 June 2024

My son started nursery at 9 months old. I was really nervous about the change for both of us. The staff in his room and reception have made the experience so easy and have eased any worries I had. My boy connected with the staff straight away. They always update me on his progress and make an effort ...

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Shauna L

5 stars

26 September 2023

What a brilliant nursery, we wanted to view a couple before choosing where to send our little girl. I instantly wanted her here. Whether they are in or outdoors she loves all of the activities. We are always told about her day when we pick her up, about her food, what she's been up to, any naps, etc....

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D U

5 stars

28 July 2023

Fantastic nursery with impeccable staff, my daughter settled in really well as the whole team made her feel at ease. My little girl enjoys playing in the new outside area and always comes home with a smile on her face. I would highly recommend to any parent looking for a nursery for their child.

Louise B

5 stars

28 July 2023

Playdays is a fantastic nursery! The manager and staff are all very warm and friendly and you can tell they love their jobs and all the children they work with. My son really enjoys his time at nursery and the activities and resources on offer, both indoors and outdoors, are excellent.

Keeley C

4 stars

28 July 2023

My little boy enjoys going to nursery, staff are friendly and give an overview of what he has been doing in the day and what he has eaten. I get to see what he has done through the learning book and I know he is well looked after.

O J

5 stars

28 July 2023

My son attends Playdays and from when he started in October 2022 they have been nothing but helpful, caring, and give him the best care I could wish for. They have experienced staff who know your child well and the activities and days are educational and fun. My child always comes home with a smile o...

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Kylie W

5 stars

28 July 2023

Love the Playdays Nursery - always so organised and clean with plenty of imaginative activities set up for the children. I like the updates in the book and the online portal, the staff always seem really calm and happy with the children too!

Emma N

5 stars

28 July 2023

I cannot recommend Playdays enough! My little boy loves it and has come on so much since starting. I’m so happy with the care he receives. The outdoor space is fab! All the staff are amazing. Thank you so much.

Emma B

5 stars

28 July 2023

We cannot fault Playdays, the staff are always so lovely and provide informative updates on how our little boy's day has been when picking him up. He has thrived since first starting in Lower Toddler, he is now in Upper Toddlers and his development is fantastic. Massive appreciation for giving such g...

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Lauren f

5 stars

28 July 2023

My son has been at Playdays since October 2022 and he has come on so well always a happy little boy when I go to pick him up there's so much for them to do and I couldn't thank the staff enough for what they do for him they are all so lovely the best nursery!

Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.

Compassion

In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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