Stay and Play


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Stay and Play is a free, fun session for children aged 2 and upwards in our Nursery environment.

Children will have the opportunity to:

Explore a range of stimulating activities and toys which support their early
learning development.

Join in with songs, stories and music.
Engage with other children from the local area.

Have lots and lots of fun!



Whether you live in Rayne or further afield, whether you may not be considering our Nursery or School for your child, we welcome you all to Stay and Play.

Stay and Play sessions are the first Thursday of every month, during term time, 1.30 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.

Next Stay and Play sessions this term:

Saturday 22nd April, 2017 – Brand New Saturday opportunity!!

Thursday 4th May, Thursday 8th June, Wednesday 5th July – 1.30pm – 2.45pm

Each session is planned to support children’s learning in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. There will be general themes for each session and music, stories, songs and creative activities may be based around these as well as developing specific areas of learning.

Stay and Play will be led by Miss K. Thomas (Nursery Teacher) and Mrs. Overall (Nursery Nurse) both who have worked in Early Years for many years and are fully CRB checked.

No booking is required. Refreshments will be available for children and parents. Changing facilities are available. Please ensure children wear old clothes as we intend to get messy!

“The reason we decided to create a Stay and Play session at our Nursery was to offer children and parents an opportunity to share our fantastic facilities. Children can meet and play with others from the local and wider area and can enjoy a variety of experiences which support their early development and learning. Parents can share experiences and begin to think about their child’s early education. We very much look forward to meeting children and parents from both local community and further afield”.


NEW: Rayne School Nursery are now able to offer (subject to availability) places to children the academic term after their 3rd birthday.  Nursery places are still available for this new academic year.

Please contact our School Office: 01376 324959

At the start of each session please come to the Nursery gates at Rayne Primary and Nursery School, Capel Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 6BZ. Please visit our website for further information:

Please contact our School Office Tel: 01376 324959 – Email: