Stanhope House Day Nursery caters for 37 children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

Our children come from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures, sometimes with English as a second language.

When a new child starts, parents are welcome to stay with them as long as they feel necessary to help their child settle in. This usually provides the basis for effective communication between staff and parents and we welcome warmly any input they care to offer.

We provide the following refreshments during the day:

  • Breakfast for children arriving before 9.00am.
  • Mid-morning drink and snack of fresh fruit
  • Balanced lunch
  • Mid-afternoon drink and snack

All meals are cooked in our own kitchen and make full use of fresh fruit and vegetables. Our menu is devised on a four week basis and we cater for all dietary requirements. We provide, for example, a vegetarian as well as a non-vegetarian meal every day. We offer water and milk to drink. Sugary drinks are avoided. See a sample 4-week menu here.


Our curriculum is designed to be fun, challenging and rewarding, and is in line with OFSTED guidelines.

Below you’ll find examples of our children’s activities that tie in with Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) seven learning and development objectives – click for more information.

If you are interested in a place at the nursery please download our latest prospectus and Child Application Form (MS-Word or PDF) to complete an application to join and contact the nursery manager to visit.