Boogie Mites comes to Play Away!

Due to the recent success of our Boogie Mites sessions in our Elmer Elephants at Totton, we will be running Boogie Mites sessions at all three nurseries during the coming term. Boogie Mites are music and movement workshops for children aged 1-4 years ,during which the children take part in vocal warm ups; physical warm up and action songs; shaker songs; a themed section using stories, role play, musical exercises and songs to explore the world around us; percussion and then cool down time with nursery rhymes and teddies. The sessions last an hour, and promote the development of important neural pathways – “The evidence suggests that children who undertake music education from early years have higher levels of cognitive capacity (especially regarding language acquisition and numerical problem solving), tend to remain in education for longer, and earn more across their lifetime.” (Anita Collins, a researcher in neuroscience and music education at the University of Canberra, Sydney Herald July 2015)

For more information about Boogie Mites you can speak to a member of the staff team or go to


A few spaces available for 30 hours funding from January 2018

If your child is eligible for the government funded hours, we have some spaces available. Please phone for details of availability. Terms and conditions apply.

MLT football sessions new term starting in January 2018

For all Gruffalo and Paddington parents, don’t forget the next term of football training sessions will be starting in January. Please talk to your nursery manager to discuss days it is offered and spaces available.

Funded hours increase to 30 from September

Play Away now offer up to 30 hours funding towards your weekly childcare costs. For further details of both the 15 hour and 30 hour schemes click here.

Totton – Healthy Eating Week

The children enjoyed taking part in different activities learning all about healthy eating. Owl babies and Hungry Caterpillars used their senses to explore lemons and limes, pulling funny faces as they tasted them! The older children explored different fruits in a range of ways such as edible paints, making smoothies, fruit tasting and making fruit kebabs.