Welcome to Brierley Playmates Pre-school Nursery. Playmates was established in August 1993 and registered as a charity in April 1994. We offer exciting play opportunities and activities that support the educational journey of children aged 3 - 5 years, and who live in our local area.

Our team of dedicated staff create a warm and welcoming environment that children and their families look forward to attending. We are extremely fortunate to have our nursery based in its own grounds within a parkland setting.

Playmates work closely with our children and their families to offer the best individual care and learning experiences. We encourage parents and carers to use Tapestry, which is our electronic interactive tool to record each child's learning journey. Parents and carers can view their child's continual progress and photographs that capture magical moments, they can contact their child's key worker directly or add their own comments or observations of their child.

Our staff are driven to expand their own knowledge and expertise, which in turn benefits our whole team and the children who we care for. We can offer additional assistance to families and their children who require Early Help or more specialised care to help every child flourish. Our focus in pre-school is to help to prepare children so that they are ready to join 'big' school. We work closely with local primary schools and are a registered member of Early Years Alliance.

Their learning and development, both educationally and socially, is paramount at this prime time in their lives. Our team are proud to be involved in nurturing and educating, being positive role models who aim to inspire creative thinking and instil positive values. Our children are prepared, eager and ready for school when the time comes for them to leave us.

We at Playmates are happy for parents or carers to join our committee should they wish to become more involved in our decision making process. Every parent and carer is always kept fully informed and is able to speak with us whenever they choose; we welcome your thoughts and ideas, and value your feedback, which helps us to know our strengths and identify areas to change or develop.

Ofsted Report Online

We are inspected by Ofsted, the Government's Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. The most up to date information and impartial report can be found here.


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Brierley Playmates Pre-school Nursery, Brierley Community Pavilion, (off Holgate View), Brierley Park, Brierley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S72 9HN.
Reg. Charity # 1036606 - Ofsted URN:302824