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Thanks to everyone who collected the Sainsbury’s “Active Kids” Vouchers, our first delivery has arrived! The children have thoroughly enjoyed using the new table and chairs in our home corner this week.

Admission to Primary School September 2018

Applications for children due to start primary school in September 2018 open on 6 November 2017 and close on 15 January, 2018.  Information about the application process can be found at

It’s important to  find out about the schools you are interested in before you decide to name three on your application form. For more information about open days, visit the schools website or contact the schools direct.

We have been sent information from Hartley Primary Academy which is in the foyer at Playpen please take a leaflet if you are interested.

We have also been asked to inform you of presentations and tours which will be taking place at Meopham Community Academy over the coming months.   Places are limited and you need to contact the school office on 01474 812259 or email  office  to secure your place.   The dates for the presentations and tours are as follows:

Monday 16th October – 9.30 am -11.00 am

Tuesday 31st October – 1.45 pm – 3.00 pm

Thursday 16th November – 9.30 am – 11.00 am

Monday 4th December – 9.30 am – 11.00 am


The children who have already started in our Foundation Year are settling in really well. We have planned lots of exciting activities to ensure they have lots of fun and enjoy their time at Playpen.

Our First Outdoor Classroom Session
Our First Outdoor Classroom Session

The Stepping Stones children enjoyed their first Outdoor Classroom session in the sunshine this week.  We saw so much learning take place while the children had great fun and everyone is really looking forward to next week’s adventures!