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The Childcare Hub

Milton Keynes, Knowlhill

Nursery Manager: Jemma Roughley
Pre-School Manager:Elena Yanchevski
Opening Hours: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Address: 1A Roebuck Way, Knowlhill,
Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK5 8HL
Nursery Tel: 01908 209210
Enquiries Tel: 01908 209215
Nursery Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Wraparound Care: 3 years to 12 years
Grants: We accept funding for 2 year olds and the 15 and 30 hour preschool grants. Click here for our 30 hours eBook.
Teaching: Download our eBook ‘Planning in the Moment’, our teaching style that increases child development.

About The Childcare Hub

2018 WINNER – Nurseries World’s New Nursery Launch Of The Year

The new Childcare Hub is Kids Play’s home of nature-based play. With all rooms having free-flow access to woodland gardens, children can fully connect with the great outdoors.

Whether your child is 6 months or 5 years, the setting has the resources to further their development. Babies motor skills are encouraged with natural wooden toys, toddlers love water and creative play, whilst Pre-Schoolers can’t get enough of the forest school activities and storytelling in our Hobbit house.

To encourage children to care for animals, the Pre-schoolers help look after Gary the Giant Land Snail, whilst the resident rabbits and guinea pigs live in the Toddler Garden.

Being the home of nature-based play, little green figures are nurtured. On the roof garden, children can plant and care for vegetables and herbs, to use them for their own pizza creations which they cook in the outside pizza oven.

Across Kids Play Childcare, we use child-led learning called ‘planning in the moment’. This enables our practitioners to build on a child’s natural interest and turn any play into a learning opportunity.

Working with parents and carers

At The Childcare Hub, you will have a designated key person who will look after your child’s well being and development.  In addition to daily updates, you’ll obtain a more detailed review of your child’s progress monthly in the baby room, every 5 weeks in the toddler room and every 10 weeks in the Pre-School room.  This is a formal feedback session with every parent or guardian.

Throughout the year, you will also be invited to events to meet other parents and see how we embrace nature-based play.

A fully inclusive Childcare company.

We welcome all children at Kids Play Childcare.  Should your child require additional support for special education needs, disabilities or speak English as a second language, please ask how the team can help.

This Nursery also welcomes 2-year-old Nursery Education Grants (NEGs) from Milton Keynes Council, as well as 3-year-old government funding (for either the 15 or 30 free hours).  If you are unsure what you are entitled to, please download our free e-Book on 15 and 30-hour childcare funding.

Click Here to download our free eBook on 30 hours.

Nature Based Play

At Kids Play we believe learning should be an adventure, which is why our learning is based around nature-based play!

Throughout our Nurseries, you’ll see children play with natural wooden toys, use real vegetables in our role play areas and create outdoor inspired arts and crafts. Watch our video below to see why we embrace nature-based play!


All our Day Nurseries & Pre-Schools are Ofsted registered. Our Knowlhill Day Nursery & Pre-School (Prior to the Childcare Hub opening) were last inspected in October 2016 and received a ‘Good’ rating.

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Children learn about the world

Children learn about the world in which they live, such as when they grow beans and celebrate festivals. They find out how things work, for example, as they push buttons on toys and use binoculars and magnifying glasses.

Ofsted, 2016
6th August 2018

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Enthusiastic Staff

The enthusiastic staff team is well led and managed. Staff provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all children and their parents.

Ofsted, 2016
6th August 2018

Here at Kids Play having a strong parent partnership is vital. Here’s what some of our Childcare Hub parents had to say about the Day Nursery & Pre-School.

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My son is really enjoying his time here!

Fantastic, my son is really enjoying his time here. The staff are so kind, friendly and professional

Parent – March 2018
6th August 2018

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The roof garden is great!

Staff are extremely friendly, caring and lovely. They show passion in their job and my son loves coming here. What the hub has to offer is amazing and the roof garden is great.

Parent – March 2018
6th August 2018

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With Mothering Sunday around the corner, our Little Chestnuts Nursery held a Mother's Day Afternoon Tea, which had a lovely turnout... especially with the sun shining! 🌞💐☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

With Mothering Sunday around the corner, our Little Chestnuts Nursery held a Mothers Day Afternoon Tea, which had a lovely turnout... especially with the sun shining! 🌞💐☕️


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It was wonderful as ever. My third and last one and always such a lovely afternoon. Thank you to all the Little Chestnuts staff for the organisation 😊 x

Calling all parents!😊👋

We are pleased to announce we've nominated Martin Jackson our Forest School Leader for the National Day Nursery Association Award - Practitioner of the Year!🌟 The more parents who vote for him and leave a comment, the more chance of Martin being crowned the NDNA 'Practitioner of the Year'.🥰👇
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I have not seen Martin at work but have been out with him in our own personally time finding things for the kids and buy stuff so they can have the best time possible with the days they have with him NEVER know one person to love his job so much and want the best for all children involved Martin Jackson you deserve this and I know all the kids love you

Wow thank you everyone its so nice to hear the children talking about the experience and how they enjoy it so much thank you.


Fingers crossed 🤞 Martin Jackson you win! You’re a brilliant practitioner and you learned from the best !!!!!!! Remember Norfolk? 👍 Good luck lovely

Voted. And even though my son left last year, he still remember Martin Jackson and talks about all the exciting things you did with him. Thank you

All voted, my son goes to Forest School each week from Little Chestnuts and talks lots about how fab Martin is.

The Brooksward parents would love to vote too every child knows who Martin is!!!

We will be voting tomato is the most talked about person at home lol as tay likes to call him

Voted. Good luck Martin 🤞🏻

Ahh I am very happy to see this!! Martin is amazing with the children and such an asset to the nursery. Jaxon looks forward to Forest school so much! In fact if we need to get out of the house in a rush we tell him he's going to see Martin at Forest school, he soon gets ready to go out! 😂😂 Voted! All the best of luck 😊

I’m sure every parent at Little Chestnuts will be supporting and voting for you Martin

We’ve voted! My eldest loved his sessions with Martin

Voted. Oscar hangs on martins every word, forest school is his favourite part of the week

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Everyone is working sooooo hard please give generously 👍🏻
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well done ladies good job

Well done ladies x

Go girls! 💪🏻

Well done ladies

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Get in touch with Kids Play Childcare

Registered Office:
Kids Play Ltd.
1A Roebuck Way, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8HL.
Tel: 01908 209210
Enquiries: 01908 209215

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