Sutton Coldfield

Play & Learn LTD

care & education for 3 months to 5 years in Sutton Coldfield

As with our other location in Derby, Play & Learn provides a safe and nurturing environment designed to give your child the confidence for their next step on the educational ladder. We provide 4 different departments to suit your child’s age:
The bright and stimulating environment will help your child to flourish.

Play & Learn is a happy nursery

We offer:

  • Care and education from 3 months to 5 years
  • Extended days from 7.00am – 6.30pm or standard days from 8.00am – 5.00pm
  • 2 free 1 hour settling sessions
  • Discounts for siblings (contact us for conditions)

Our facilities in Sutton Coldfield

Operating on 2 floors, we have an upstairs terrace which enables our Baby Room and First Steps children access to the outdoors on a daily basis. Downstairs there is a large outdoor space which is accessible to all ages. There is a small soft play area which has a range of resources such as a triangular mirror tunnel, soft blocks, rocking animals and steps and slide to explore. Different age groups enjoy this outdoor space at different times throughout the day.

Delicious and healthy snacks & meals

As part of our service we provide a snack twice daily which is made up of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. We also have a hot meal at lunchtimes which is prepared daily by Food Safety & Hygiene qualified staff. In the early evening we also have a cold snack meal with a dessert. An example of our daily menu would be:

  • Breakfast - cereal & toast
  • Snack (am) - pineapple, apple and plums
  • Lunch - Spanish chicken and cous cous with fruit kebabs
  • Tea - Toasted crumpets and bananas

Meet our friendly and experienced team in Sutton Coldfield

Claire Hodgetts – Director of Children’s’ Learning and Development

‘Hi I’m Claire. I worked alongside the directors of Play & Learn for a year prior to opening the doors. I helped to plan the layout of the building and to create the ethos of care given to the children. I began working as the nursery manager in March 2013 before moving on to become Director of Children's Learning and Development.'
Katie Mason – Nursery Manager 

‘Hi I’m Katie. I began work at Play & Learn in June 2013 as a nursery practitioner. Shortly into my journey I was promoted to the Baby Room co-ordinator and then senior practitioner. I joined Claire as nursery manager in October 2015 and have previous experience in private day nurseries mainly working with under 2’s.’
Kirsty Davenport – Senior Co-ordinator 

'Hi I’m Kirsty. I Joined Play & Learn in August 2013 as a nursery practitioner. With previous experience with 2 year olds I accepted the challenge of working with babies and have loved it ever since. I was promoted to co-ordinator in July 2015 but then received further promotion to senior co-ordinator in October 2015 and am now based in the Baby Room.’


Yvonne Hodgetts – Director and Company Secretary

‘I have a background of 30 years working as a Key Stage 1 & 2 teacher in local authority primary schools and nurseries before opening and managing Carlton Road Derby. I now oversee the running of both Sutton Coldfield and Derby.’

Stan Hodgetts – Managing Director 

‘My role is to maintain and improve the physical environment of both the Play & Learn nurseries.’

How to find us

Located on Anchorage Road, we are within walking distance of local amenities including Sutton Park, the library and Christmas pantos at the Town Hall. This makes us ideally situated for taking the children out and about. We are also conveniently sited for quick access to major commuter routes, both rail and road, into Birmingham and other surrounding towns.
Address: 66 Anchorage Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 2PG
Telephone: 0121 355 3248
Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.00am – 6.30pm
Closed Bank Holidays and Christmas Eve

Frequently asked questions

Do you have visits from a photographer?

Our photographer comes into nursery every 6 months to give you the opportunity to purchase photographs of your child

To discuss your childcare needs contact the team at Play & Learn in Sutton Coldfield on
0121 355 3248
or email

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