Linskill Nursery

… supporting families for the future

​Our Vision

The Linskill Nursery is committed to providing the highest quality child care, 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.  It is in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage and 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.

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 (6 weeks – 2 year olds)

A secure and caring environment is provided to enhance bonding between babies and their Key Worker. The room is designed to help support sensory development using natural and tactile resources to encourage participation. As each child is unique, our staff will support parents with their child’s daily routine. We follow pre-established routines making this an easier transition for both the child and parent/carer.

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 which encourages all 7 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)

We pride ourselves on 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.

Extended opening hours to accommodate parental needs are available at an additional cost, including an Early Bird 7am opening and Night Owl 6.30pm closing time, along with Saturday childcare if required.

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 nursery@linskill.org or call 0191 270 4243