The Orchard Nursery

Welcome to The Orchard Nursery!


Our approach is built upon the understanding that every child is a unique individual with unlimited potential.


All children are born learners with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a natural curiosity to figure out how the world works. Placing children at the centre of everything we do, our intent at the Orchard Nursery is to provide a wonderous, rich, holistic environment bursting with exciting opportunities for learning. With a belief that knowledge is not something to be delivered but explored, we aim to teach children 'how' to think and not 'what' to think and have the confidence to develop their own theories about the world.

An extension of the family home, the Orchard Nursery is a calm environment filled with neutral tones, soft furnishings, plants and tranquil play spaces. Creating a state of hygge, where children feel safe and secure to snuggle down or explore with confidence. 


Our learning environments are filled with loose parts, natural resources, authentic objects that reflect cultural diversity, and real resources that allow children to use their imagination and explore endlessly. We have moved away from brightly coloured traditional manufactured plastic toys that have a set purpose and can limit play and have replaced them with open-ended intelligent resources that spark curiosity, awe, and wonder and allow children the freedom and creativity to problem-solve, use their imaginations, and extend their play in any way they choose.


We recognise that language and communication are vital in all areas of a child's development. We support children's development by providing a rich language environment where conversations, Makaton, singing and sharing stories become a regular and celebrated part of the children's day.

The Orchard Nursery is a place to learn, a place to play, a place to grow, flourish and thrive and we hope to welcome

your little one into our family very soon.

How we operate


The Orchard Nursery is open for 38 weeks of the year in the Nursery rooms and up to 50 weeks of the year using additional childcare facilities in The Hub. This offers parents the ability to use their 15 - 30 funded hours in the Nursery over 38 weeks or stretched for up to 50 weeks per year; this means less hours per week over a greater amount of weeks up to 1140 hours per year.


Children can start in the nursery the term after their 3rd birthday.



Admissions - How do I book sessions?


Parents will need to book their free entitlement with Chantal Bailey by emailing: or by calling her on 01803 613556.

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