About Us2022-05-06T13:17:49+01:00

Dream Big is a family ran business, after many years of experience running a children’s nursery school and seeing the benefits of role play, we are now branching out into a role play centre for the whole family to enjoy. The former Grange Villa Sure Start Centre has been converted into a specially designed children’s role play centre aimed at children aged 0-8.

We have 6 different dedicated role play areas for the children to enjoy. For the babies we have a specially designed baby soft play area to stimulate your little ones safely while the bigger ones play in the role play areas. We have a separate baby sensory snug available to hire.

As well as being a role play centre, we are also a teaching and support centre for families. We run classes such as baby massage, rhyme time classes, weaning, cookery, craft, gardening and more. We are a breastfeeding friendly facility and run new Mam’s breastfeeding support group after training to become a breastfeeding peer supporter. We hope to have antenatal and hypnobirthing classes in the future.

We also have an enormous garden for the whole family to enjoy which has a soft tarmac area and a large, grassed garden with our own chickens! We can be hired exclusively on weekends to host a family get together, party, baby shower or any event!

And of course, we have a café offering refreshments, meals, snacks and homemade cakes. We are used to catering for many allergies and always aim to have something for everyone.

WHY IS ROLEPLAY SO IMPORTANT IN EARLY YEARS?
 1. Children learn everything through play. Children and babies copy their care givers and learn from each other in a mixed age range setting aimed at ages 0-8. 
2. Roleplay develops communication and language skills. Children develops social skills as they work together and share equipment.
 3. Dream Big encourages imagination, investigation, and creativity. 
 4. Roleplay encourages empathy and understanding of other children and the world around them. 
 6. Dream Big promotes physical development. Running, hoping, skipping and turn taking are all skills children learn in a safe, clean friendly environment. 

Our roleplay areas have been carefully designed and equipped with resources for your children to play safely in. You are always close so can sit back, relax and watch your child learn safely through play. We have a beauty salon, café, supermarket, jail, vets and a builders yard. 

BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR PLAY 

There are huge benefits for all ages to be outdoors. Using all 5 senses, learning through play to builds skills and confidence in our children. Outdoor play lowers stress levels, improves mood and attention span. Outdoor play improves spacial awareness, gross motor skills, cooperation and balance. 

The benefits of the great outdoors can improve the immune system, promotes nurture, bonding and sleeping. The outdoors will always calm and sooth all ages. 
At Dream big we not 1 but 2 large outdoor play areas. 
Our first soft tarmac area children can use traditional ride on toys to learn to balance, cycling, running, skipping and jumping! We have sandpits and water play areas. 

In our aim to be eco friendly we have our own vegetable patch that children often help to water and harvest. Our home bred chickens are fed by the children and often roam free in the gardens. 

Our former village school site has given us a huge second grassed garden which has a large area for children to run and play free. We have a mud kitchen, swings, slides, pirate ship, climbing walls and we are constantly updating and adding to improve it. 

At Dream Big our play area is custom built for children so we maximise the fun for everyone.
In each of our play areas we have the relevant role play costumes and toys to go with the role, so the children will waste no time getting into character!

The role play areas we have are –

    Supermarket
    Builders Yard
    Vets

    Beauty Salon
    Jail
    Café

    Baby soft playroom
    Baby sensory snug (To be booked separately)

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