Chestnut Nursery St. Giles is nestled in the heart of the vibrant and diverse city of Norwich, operating from a grade 2 listed former auction house and chapel. The Nursery is divided into 4 unique differentiated spaces in which children can learn and develop. Families are warmly and inclusively welcomed into our Chestnut Nursery family, where we pride ourselves on respectful, positive relationships. Children are carefully observed, monitored and assessed by skilled key persons throughout their time at nursery where their own uniqueness is celebrated, and interests used as the basis of weekly planning. At Chestnut Nursery St. Giles, we aim to inspire confidence and stimulate a sense of curiosity and enquiry through open ended and child-initiated play, supported through warm positive relationships and engaging quality interactions. which nurture a sense of self, and holistic well-being. We are extremely lucky to have Heidi our resident chef who freshly prepares the children’s food each day using locally sourced produce. The creative, natural and aesthetic awareness applied to all areas of the nursery results in an innovative provision where staff empower children to foster a positive disposition to learning, independence and creativity.

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Our Location

Find out where we are based


38A St. Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LL

Contact Number

01603 629009

Email Address

[email protected]

Bus Routes

1, 2, 5, 11, 12, 14, 15, 15A, 25, 26, 26

Nearest Station

Norwich Station

Opening Times

Find out when our nursery opens and closes

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00

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St Giles Story Time

Looking through a telescope

St. Giles
5th May 2022

Easter at St Giles

Lots of exciting activities

St. Giles
16th Apr 2022

Textures and Movements

Exploring sensory bags

St. Giles
10th Apr 2022

Manager & Deputy Manager


Hayley Shaw

Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools St. Giles

After attaining my Level 3 Diploma, I started working for St Giles Day Nursery as a morning practitioner and have since made my way up to Room Lead and Manager of Chestnut Boutique Nursery at St Giles. I have also gone on to become one of our sites Safeguarding Lead Practitioners. I have had experience working with babies, toddlers and preschool, all of which I find thoroughly enjoyable. I have a passion for helping children to learn and develop and watching them grow. It is amazing to see how far they come when they start as small babies and progress into strong, intelligent people. There is nothing more amazing than making a bond with children, being able to comfort them when they are sad and encourage them when they are achieving. Having good relationships with parents is also very important to me, being able to reassure them and celebrate with them when their child has made an achievement is brilliant.



Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools St. Giles

Hi, my name is Emma. I have a Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I have also studied to become the sites SENCO. I have always known I wanted to work with children, and enjoyed looking after friends' children and seeing them grow and develop. I started working for Chestnut Nursery School in 2012 and still love it to this day! Chestnut Nursery Schools have given me the support and opportunity to work my way up to Deputy Manager at St Giles.