Linskill Nursery

… supporting families for the future

​Our Vision

The Linskill Nursery is committed to providing the highest quality childcare, ensuring the promotion and enhancement of each child’s development at an affordable cost to suit each parent’s needs.

With an Ofsted ‘Good’ rating we ensure each child is valued as an individual and is cared for and stimulated in a safe and stimulating environment.

Our aim is simply to be the best nursery in the local area and to provide the highest standards of care and education for every child.

To facilitate communication the nursery has adopted Tapestry, a secure and easy to use online learning journal to record photos, observations, comments and the next steps planned for your child’s learning.  In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage it is used to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time at nursery, celebrate their developmental progress and create a two way communication (tablet or phone) between nursery and parents/carers.

From September pre-school children (3-5 years) will partake in Forest School as part of their curriculum, demonstrating our commitment to be at the forefront of new educational initiatives. Weekly outdoor activities will take place led by the Education Warden in nearby Northumberland Park to develop the children’s skills and experience whilst exploring flora, fauna and the natural environment.

The Linskill Nursery provides a range of extra-curricular activities for the children including visits to the Sensory Room, music and movement groups, creative play and interactive story-telling sessions. There is also the opportunity to access parenting support and parent-child bonding activities to encourage family engagement.

Our Rooms

Jelly Babies (babies to pre-walkers)

A spacious and light room with a free flowing layout designed to encourage babies to develop, explore their environment and stimulate their first initial play experiences.  With access to toys and sensory activities babies have every opportunity to play and develop, whilst a cosy corner is ideal for quiet time for the younger babies to relax and have cuddles. The room is equipped with its own nappy changing area and designated sleep space for babies to relax and rest.

Jelly Bears (walking babies)

Designed for babies who are beginning to show an increasing independence and moving, communicating and learning through play.  This room provides defined spaces for a variety of activities including messy play, quiet time, sleep and active play.  Child sized furniture is perfect for mealtimes and table top activities. The room benefits from a private changing area,  providing opportunity for toileting practice, as their independence and self-care skills increase.

Jelly Tots (2 – 3 year olds)

Children within the Tots room have a more structured routine to their day whilst learning through a wide range of fun activities and experiences planned for their individual growth. Within this room we have more defined areas such as quiet corner, role play area, messy play, climbing frame, and a maths and writing table to encourage all seven areas of development. The children in the Tots Room are able to explore and learn throughout their day without too much pressure and at their own pace. Whatever the challenge, you can be assured that our staff are well trained, motivated and committed to working alongside parents and carers during this transition.

Jelly Beans – (3 – 4 year olds)

This room is all about promoting independence, self-care and school readiness. The room is split up into different areas so the children can access all areas of the curriculum. The children enjoy free flow indoor/outdoor play, and love the responsibility of self-serving at dinnertime. Through our vast range of activities and resources the children are happy and confident to start formal education.

Our Management

Our senior team of Louise Cervantes (Nursery Development Manager) and Debra Dunn (Nursery Manager) work with keyworkers to deliver a quality service, that offers flexible and unique childcare services.​

Our Opening Hours

The Linskill Nursery is open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Fees and Funded Places

Hourly, morning, afternoon and full day packages are available at Linskill Nursery.

A limited number of funded places for Funded 2s, Universal 15 and Extended 30 hours are available – please call the nursery to find out more or if you are eligible for funding.

Nursery Visit and Introductory Sessions

We encourage all parents to come along for a look around the nursery, to view the facilities and meet our team. Following this visit we offer the following free introductory sessions:

  • ​Half hour visit – child only (parent must stay onsite)
  • Hour child visit – child only
  • Hour and a half visit – child only

Additional Information

Our registration pack and sample menus can be downloaded below and are also available from the nursery and the reception at the Linskill Centre.

For more information or to arrange a visit please email or call 0191 270 4243