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About Us

In every part of St. Mary’s we aim to be the best. I personally choose the highest quality staff whom I trust to care for my own children. All staff are thoroughly checked including regular DBS checks according to Ofsted guidance.


The nursery is fully registered with Ofsted (ref: EY403567) who assess every part of the nursery and attend unannounced at regular intervals.


My experience in childcare and my knowledge as a mother to three young children has given me the perfect insight into what other parents are looking for when they require day care for their own children.



Donna Woodhead B. Ed. Hons .E.Y.P.

Welcome to the stunning facilities of St. Mary’s Day Nursery. The development of this site has been a labour of love to preserve many of the original Victorian features of the building that I remember when I attended the old St. Mary’s School.


Inside there are many original features such as stunning oak panelled rooms and beautiful stained glass windows which lead out to mature landscaped gardens. At the same time we have introduced modern and striking colour schemes to stimulate the young children who attend.


Set in beautiful, secure surroundings, each child will gain a unique security number and only pre-registered parents and adults can gain access to the site.

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We would like to welcome you and your child to St. Mary's Day Nursery. We hope that time spent with us will provide your child a perfect start in life and prepare them fully for school. The first five years of life are pivotal in a child's development. High quality early years provision can help children achieve their potential and give them a strong foundation for school. Run by an experienced primary teacher, St Mary's Day Nursery aims to give child the best possible start in life. "Qualified teacher input maximises learning potential." - Surestart Research


We provide the highest quality care in education for pre-school children in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We promote a positive self image for each child, taking into account their needs arising from race, culture, language and religion. We offer a fun and happy learning environment to deepen their understanding of the world around us. A key person will work closely with your child who will recieve the highest level of quality, individual care an attention. Written records will be kept of your child's pregress and are avavilable for parents to see at any time with children under the age of 3 years receiving a report book each day. Every child will gain a unique security number and only pre-registered parents and adults can gain access to the site. We have 7 age appropriate rooms.

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Tel : 01302 532700


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