Here at Chestnut Nursery School on the Norwich Research Park (NRP) we have a dedicated inspirational team of highly skilled & trained nursery practitioners who deliver the highest quality childcare. At Chestnut Nursery school we believe that the first 5 years in a child’s life are the most vital as they will learn and develop their own skills and attitudes that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our highly skilled team consists of 80% Level 4 and above Early Years Childcare Educators who deliver the highest quality childcare in a safe and secure environment with state-of-the art facilities. Chestnut Nursery School NRP encourages children to engage in exciting activities that challenge, support and extend their learning and development through our Core Curriculum. We have a stimulating environment to encourage a range of play, exploration and talk. Children are able to create, investigate, and explore, encouraging their curiosity, imagination, resilience and creativity. We have an abundance of high quality toys and equipment to enable children to have fun and learn at the same time. Externally, we boast a generously sized and well-equipped out door classroom and garden, where we offer Forest School activities. We also have a separate sensory/activity garden where the children express themselves through mark making, planting, sensory and scientific activities. Your child’s future begins at Chestnut Nursery School NRP.

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Our Location

Find out where we are based


Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UT

Contact Number

01603 274420

Email Address

[email protected]

Bus Routes

3, 4, 9, 9A, 11, 12, 15, 21, 21A, 22

Nearest Station

Norwich Station

Opening Times

Find out when our nursery opens and closes

Monday 07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:30
Thursday 07:30 - 18:30
Friday 07:30 - 18:30

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New Garden Visitors!

Five new snails at NRP

Norwich Research Park
12th May 2022

Healthy Eating

Eat a rainbow challenge

Norwich Research Park
8th May 2022

NRP Story Sacks

Reading stories in the garden

Norwich Research Park
28th Apr 2022

Manager & Deputy Manager


Yvonne Hamilton

Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Norwich Research Park

I have been working in childcare since 1989. I left college and started my career as a nanny. Having children of my own made me rethink my childcare career and I decided to become a childminder. When my children began their early learning I went onto further my education and started working in Pre-schools, which is where I worked my way from being a practitioner to becoming a Leader. I now have a BA Degree in Early Years and am an Early Years Professional. I have always had a deep connection with children and feel a great sense of accomplishment in helping children achieve and enjoy their learning journey throughout their early years. Working with children always gives me so much joy, inspiration and happiness. My vision for our nursery is to enable every child to reach their full potential and to do this I have a strong, highly qualified team with a range of experiences and qualities that create a warm and welcoming nursery environment.


Jodie Allen

Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Norwich Research Park

I have been working with children since I left college in 2012 and have been working for Chestnut Nursery Schools since 2015. I have always had a passion for working with children and nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing the delight in children’s face when they achieve developmental milestone. At College I qualified in Children and Young Persons Workforce level 3 in 2015. I started working as a relief practitioner and have worked my way up to Senior management. Working with parents/Carers and children I believe enables the child to reach their full potential in the nursery environment which makes me as an early years teacher feel inspired and motivated to continue my early years carrier into the future.