Age groups

At Child’s Play Private Nursery we believe that each and every child has a spark inside him/her and it is the job of our practitioners to help ignite that spark.

Find out about the age groups we care for.


Baby Unit

  • Seaham Birth to 18/20 months
  • Ferryhill Birth to 24 months
  • Hartlepool Birth to 24 months

Our Explorers room is specially designed to promote all care and learning needs for our youngest of learners. The room boasts its own private sleep space, wet area for messy play, nappy changing area as well as a large soft carpeted area for general play and learning experiences. Babies are encouraged to make discoveries about the world around them, using all of their senses as appropriate.


Toddler Unit

  • Seaham 18/20 months to 36 months
  • Ferryhill 2 years to 3 years
  • Hartlepool 2 years to 3 years

From Two to Three Years, our Adventurers are provided with large place spaces which are adapted to meet individual interests, which boasts lots of opportunities for play, investigating and exploring. The room is attached to a wet area for messy play experiences, as well as toilets and easy access to our large outdoor area. Children are encouraged to become socially and emotionally secure, make friendships and secure attachments with our special carers so that they can feel safe and secure to have curious minds, experiment, discover and make connections.


Pre School Unit

  • Seaham 2 ½ years to 3 ½ years
  • Ferryhill 3 years to 5 years
  • Hartlepool 3 years to 5 years

Our Pre-school children are allowed to pose ‘I wonder’ questions and go on learning journeys which allow them to investigate and make discoveries. Our Investigators room helps to support and ensure children are ready for school and their next steps in learning., this is our nursery education group where children can receive funded 15hr education* our Special Carers provide individual learning opportunities to help children achieve the Early Learning Goals stated in the EYFS. The children are provided with lots of support to help make their transition to State Schooling as seamless as possible.


School Readiness and Holiday Club Unit

  • Seaham 3 ½ years +
  • Ferryhill 5 years +
  • Hartlepool 5 years +

Learning continues for our oldest of learners some of whom are getting ready to leave to go to school or who have already left for schooling. We pride ourselves on building children’s self-confidence and love of learning in a unique awe inspiring learning environment designed for challenge, questioning, innovation, experiments and discoveries.

This is also our School leavers group for children up to the age of 11 years. We offer full day care for children during holiday times. (various pricing options available)