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Welcome to The Playden

We are based in the annex next to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School


We offer a warm and cosy play environment providing a range of indoor and outdoor activities for the children to enjoy. Our aim is that children have fun when they are in our care.


The Playden, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School, Hamilton Drive, York, YO24 4JW


Tel: 07788 983658

email: playden@yorkchildcare.co.uk


Charity Registration Number 1104781

Ofsted Registration Number EY493889


Manager - Tom Garnett

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The Playden

Inclusion Offer


  • Support for SEND: The club has 2 named Inclusion Co-ordinators Tom Garnett and Gill Moss. Who offer support, training, and expertise to all staff. Ensuring parents are closely involved throughout and that their insights inform action taken by the setting, and liaising with professionals or agencies beyond the setting.


  • The Staff have monthly meetings where development of the club, how we support all children, and how club activities can be adapted to support children with additional needs.


  • Partners: We liaise with other settings, Health Visitors, local Children Centres, and local support services such as the Specialist Teaching Teams and specialist nurses. The club also liaises with the Access and Inclusion Adviser at the Local Authority, who assists with liaising with other agencies, and generating new ideas to support all families.


  • Taster Sessions: We offer a free taster session for your child to attend our club to assist in getting to know us. A taster session also allows us to consider what reasonable adjustments need to be made. We will also use this time to talk to you and gather all necessary information to help us to support your child.


  • Resources: Accessible Parking, Accessible Toilet, Lift, Ramp, Inclusive Toys, Accessibility to Outdoor Areas, Ipads, Adaptable Outdoor Games.


  • Qualifications of Staff: All Staff – Disability Equality Level 1, All Staff – Health and Safety, Tom Garnett and Gill Moss – Inclusion Co-ordinator, Tom Garnett - Moving and Handling of Children, Tom Garnett - Disability Equality Level 2, Makaton Foundation – Tom Garnett, Makaton Beginners – Gill Moss and Tom Garnett.


  • Staff have had experiences with children of all abilities.

Positive Feedback


  • ‘Thank you for making afterschool club over the last 18 months’


  • Well deserved! You do an amazing job, the kids love it x


  • Ahh well done your a fantastic team who provide a brilliant service. 


  • When your children dont want to come home when you come to collect them early...you know they feel they are with family!! #lovethisclub


  • Thank you for today M tells me she has had an 'awesome best day' today .. Currently bathing with her bath bombe and admiring toe nails...looking forward to Thursday.  She actually gets disappointed when it's not a breakfast club morning .. Keep up the fab work guys xx