Playaway Day Nursery

Playaway Day Nursery

Established since 1990

Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, Essex, IG11 7NB

020 8591 0008

About Us

About Us

Our Nursery

Established in 1990, Playaway was set up to provide parents in the community with much needed day care for their children.  Parents can rest assured that they are leaving their children in an environment where they will receive the care and attention they need to give them the best start in life. 

What Our Parents say:

"Playaway Nursery has been an amazing experience for me and my 2.5 year old twin sons. Sylma and her team make a great effort to support the children in their daily activities and needs, always ready to discuss any concerns or questions from parents. The space inside is planned well and the best part is the indoor play area with slides and softplay. The outdoor garden area is clean and tidy. Natalie and Georgia are doing an outstanding job as I can see my sons have gained a lot of confidence in their company. I can't recommend this place highly enough!"


What Ofsted say:

"Staff play well alongside children and support them to extend their language skills. An effective key person system involves parents in their child's learning. Babies thrive, as caring staff gently support them to develop balance and coordination, to take early steps. Children develop the skills they need to prepare them for school."

 Sylma Laviniere is the Owner and Managing Director of Playaway Day Nursery. She started running the first nursery on Faircross Avenue, Barking site (now closed) in April 2003 and has grown the Company into a five setting business throughout Barking & Dagenham. She is married with three children and has a BA Hons in Early Education and Childcare.


Claire Nunn is the Area Manager and has been managing the Company with Sylma since 2003. She is married with three children and has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and EYPS, she is also an Early Years Ofsted Inspector and works across all five settings.

Our three nurseries and two pre-schools deliver a high quality service of day care to children up to the age of 4 years. We have created a safe, happy and caring environment where all our children benefit from learning through play. Our nurseries and pre-schools are fully inclusive with children of all abilities.

The nursery is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Half day spaces are also available from 8am till 1pm or 1pm till 6pm. The pre-schools offer 15 hours a week, term time only.

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