Puffling Room

3-18 Months

A bright and nurturing area with a warm and friendly atmosphere designed specifically for the care of babies. Toys and resources are accessible for children to self-select and explore, with a wide variety of activities from baby gyms and walkers to messy craft, soft play, music, dance, story time and sensory fun.

Our open-plan and homely sleeping area allows for children to rest with full supervision at all times, and we have a dedicated kitchen for the preparation of bottles and weaning foods.

There is a focus on the primary areas of learning, encouraging communication, language and physical development as children start to find their feet and are able to explore and grow in confidence. Regular access to our garden is always exciting!

Every child is introduced to their key person, who ensures a feeling of security and reassurance. We work closely with you to ensure your child’s routine is followed and that they are secure and happy here.

Puffin Room

18-24 Months

A colourful, fun environment for confident walkers and talkers. Full of different toys from messy play to imaginative role play, Puffin room has everything to help your child thrive and make friends. There is an open plan layout to the room that allows children the freedom to select their own toys and explore as they wish.

The sleep area packs away to allow children 100% use of the space on offer. 

The staff focus on encouraging gross and fine motor skills, communication and relationship building. 

Puffin and Puffling rooms have a joint garden that is separate from the penguins garden, this ensures all toys and equipment are age appropriate and perfect for our littlest ones.

Each child has their own key person who ensures that the child feels secure at nursery and is able to build up a trusting relationship with a staff member. All the artwork displays in Puffin room are created by the children and are changed regularly to keep the area, fun, exciting and full of colour.

Puffin/Puffling Garden

3-24 months

Garden time and outside play is so important for children's early development. This is why we ensure that each room has it's own age appropriate garden area. We spend a lot of time refurnishing and redesigning the garden spaces every season to ensure that it is always a fun, safe and exciting place for the children to visit. Our baby garden now has a brand new jungle gym with two slides, a sensory den with switches, lights and locks for everyone to explore and a new sand pit. 

The children love exploring the outside and we pride ourselves on our outdoor spaces. 

We regularly go outside, come rain or shine and let the children explore the space as they wish. We also hold tea outside if it is warm and run activities such as messy play, painting and stamping. 

Penguin Room

2-3 Years

A creative environment enabling your child to explore and build on their independence. This room offers ever-changing activities to stimulate and enhance their imagination and creativity.

During their time in this room children become more independent and show increased confidence in themselves and start to form relationships.

We fully support the toilet training process, instigated at your request. Our staff are experienced and committed to working alongside you.

This space also boasts a reading nook, a quiet space and an activity table where the children make their masterpieces with paint, pens glue and gloop. 

The children love playing with the puppet stage and shopping areas and we really encourage imaginative and role play, as this helps broaden their horizons and gets them ready for their next adventures.

Penguin Garden

2-3 Years

Penguin room have their own garden space equipped with a mud kitchen, a pirate ship play space and various ride-on toys. We are always coming up with new ideas to redesign the children's outdoor space so these areas are regularly updated with new equipment. Our newest addition  is an outdoor reading space, messy play area and counting game. There are gates between the penguin and parrot gardens as we often do things as a larger group between the two rooms such as tea parties, dancing, singing and mud pie competitions.

Parrot Room

3-5 Years

A large open plan exciting area with access to their own nursery garden that is active and fulfilling for your pre-schooler. There is a focus on developing wider areas of learning such as maths, understanding of the world and expressive arts & design. With role play, construction, mark-making, music and movement and many activities, your child will have fun and be engaged in learning.

Children are encouraged to be inquisitive and their relationships with friends will grow, enabling them to learn and develop the social skills needed for a smooth and enjoyable transition to primary school.

At this age, children are very inquisitive, so we have made sure the area is fully secure but offers plenty of space for them to roam freely. 

The children learn routines in this room that will help them on their next exciting adventure. We have tables set up as there may be in a classroom, work with children on sitting still, putting on their coat and shoes and remembering their belongings. 

Parrot Garden

3-5 Years

The Parrot garden is full of exciting spaces for our pre-schoolers. We have a large trim trail inspired by the Gruffalo, slides and tunnels and lots of ride on toys. Our newest addition to the garden area is the Phoenix bus. The children love imaginative play and create all sorts in our state of the art mud kitchen complete with hobs, microwave and sink. 

Messy Play room

All ages

Our Messy play room is specifically designed for all things mucky. From sand to slime, foam and water, this room has seen it all. Children of all age groups use this space to get mucky and have a lot of fun. 

We love trying new things with the children and letting them experience new textures and this space is perfect for it. With a wipe clean, no slip floor, and a drying area for their works of art, this space is great for getting the little ones using their creative minds.

Nappy change area

All ages

An area decorated with motifs, lights and mirrors to entertain your baby and stimulate their senses.

Our nappy change and sleep areas are both open plan so your child is never unsupervised.


Staff Only

We have our own in-house chef called Kay who makes all of the food, drinks and snacks for the children from freshly delivered ingredients every day. We have seasonal menus that we follow and everything is made right here on site in our newly refurbished 5 star hygiene rated kitchen. 

Download our prospectus to view our menus which incorporate low salt and wholemeal  dishes......Kay also makes the best chocolate courgette cake you have ever tried! 

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Phoenix Education Day Nursery, 

Whitewall Rd, Medway City Estate

Rochester, Kent, ME2 4DZ

01634 717151