Much more than childcare

An outstanding Nursery will offer much more than childcare.

It will help develop curiosity and confidence, supporting your child to discover new skills and try new experiences. While the girls and boys at Cricklade Manor Nursery are having fun, we are laying the groundwork for all the learning that is to come, with a carefully structured Early Years curriculum.

A team of experienced and inspirational staff engage their curiosity and imagination, supporting them as they take their first steps in a lifetime of discovery and learning. The world opens up before them as they explore through purposeful play, and learn to enjoy learning. We encourage our children to ask questions and explore ideas, and every day means a fresh adventure.

Along the way, your child will meet characters such as Friendly Frog, Wordy Weasel, Sporty Squirrel and Resilient Rabbit, who help all our girls and boys make sense of the many areas of learning that they encounter. Find out more about the Woodland Explorers.


Specialist teaching staff

All the children at the Nursery benefit from the highly experienced teaching staff from the Cricklade Manor Prep school for specialist subjects. Weekly PE sessions, based around movement, ball skills and body control, are led by our Head of Games. There are music sessions with our Head of Music, the school’s Modern Foreign Languages specialist introduces our youngest children to French, and Forest School sessions are led by a qualified Forest School leader.

Much more than childcare, Cricklade Manor Nursery, Cricklade, Wiltshire