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Fairy Tales Playgroup


Fairy Tales playgroup would like to welcome everyone to our outstanding childcare Provision.   Established in 2007 and based in the Rainham Library from a purpose built room with free flow access to an outdoor learning area, where we provide all of our children with opportunities to learn and explore through, stimulating, safe and fun activities.


Our aims are to:

  • provide a warm, friendly, welcome to everyone.
  • provide a caring environment in which we are sure your child will grow in confidence, independence and social awareness.
  • Recognize the individual interests and needs for every child, enabling us to plan for their next steps.
  • To provide a wide, varied range of stimulating resources and activities for Children of all ages/stages.
  • Provide regular, qualified, caring staff and maintain high ratios of Staff to Children.
  • To provide learning through play based on the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • To ease transition from Playgroup to Reception Class.
  • To offer your Child fun, friendship and security with children and Staff.
  • To have a good relationship with Parents/carers and other Professionals.

All staff hold a level 3 in childcare and the Manager holds a Level 4 in Early Years Practice. We are a friendly team who have worked closely with other professionals to ensure all children meet their full potential, and all families receive the support they may require. We have experience in accessing outside agencies including Speech Therapists, Area Special Education Needs co-ordinators, First Steps, Educational Psychologists etc.

We have good relationships with the local infant schools to ensure a smooth transition for your child when they transfer to school.

We have excellent relationships with our parents and work closely with them to ensure their children are supported continuously throughout their time at Fairy Tales.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Rebecca Stewart
Contact Position
07504 112505

Where to go

Rainham Library
6 Celtic Farm Road
RM13 9GP

We are based in the Rainham library which provides our children with wonderful opportunities to explore a wider variety of books, use the interactive learning tables and take part in community activities held in the library.


Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 per hour for 3/4 year olds per hour
£6.00 per hour for 2 year olds per hour


Other notes

We are currently closed due to the Coronacirus.   Please email

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
We have a lift to our first floor preschool room.

Special Needs

Has Provision
At Fairy Tales, we have worked with children with additional needs and supported them through 1:1 support, worked with outside agencieis (AREA Sendco, First Steps, Sycamore Trust) to ensure the best outcomes for them. Supported families through primary school transitions and EHCP.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
We welcome families and their children from all cultures and background.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact us directly on to discuss obtaining your child's place and we will look at our current occupancy and work with you to try and meet your needs.

Funded Places

3/4 year olds - 15 hour Universal Offer
2 year olds - 15 Hour Offer
3/4 year olds - 30 hour Extended Offer (Working Parents)
Tax Free childcare (Working Parents)

Opening Times & Facilities

Outdoor Playspace
Walks to local park etc
Disabled Access
Visit & Outings

School Pickups

Offers pickups


Ofsted URN
Latest Ofsted Report
Latest Ofsted Report
Inspection DateRatingPublication Date
05/01/2017 Outstanding 26/01/2017
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Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
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