We opened the Woodgrange nursery in August 2007 and it is in the grounds of Woodgrange Infant School. Chestnut Woodgrange nursery is a purpose-built nursery we are able to offer places for 44 children aged between 2-5 years per session across two rooms. We have our own open outdoors large space meaning that the children have opportunities to explore and learn as well as link up with each class room to gain valuable language and social skills opportunities outdoors. We offer wrap around care for children who attend Woodgrange Infant School and Godwin Juniors in the form of breakfast club (8-9:00am for Woodgrange infant children only) and afterschool club for both schools (3.30-6.30pm). We also run holiday club during the school holidays planning a variety of different activities indoors and outdoors from 8 am-6.30 pm. We also offer AM and PM wraparound nursery sessions for those children who attend Woodgrange Infant School nursery for their 15 or 30 hours free education entitlement. Our classroom is a safe space for 2-5 year olds to explore using all their senses to learn with resources at a child friendly height, children learn by playing and exploring. As there is a mixed age group in one room, the staff ensure that activities are developed and adapted to suit to developmental stage of all the children in the session, offering their encouragement and support throughout their time at nursery. With their own garden space children have the benefit of free flow outdoor play in a secure and stimulating environment, including a variety of climbing apparatus, Windy house, bikes, scooters and a mud kitchen. We also have space for messy fun including sensory materials and art activities.
Manager & Deputy Manager
Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Woodgrange
I am very passionate about childcare and giving children the best possible start in life, the best part of working with children is that no two days are the same. I have several years’ experience within the childcare sector and I am keen to help all children reach their full potential, smoothing the path to their transition into school. The Chestnut Nursery team provides a safe, caring, nurturing and stimulating environment for your child to achieve their full potential. It makes me happy to know that my team and I can and will make a real difference.
Deputy Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Woodgrange
My name is Kayleigh, I've been working in childcare since 2003 and I've been working with Chestnut since March 2018. I have been fortunate enough to build my career in childcare starting off as a student and working my way to Deputy Manager. I really enjoy working with children because this is where it all begins; a child's development. I've learnt that children are like sponges, waiting and willing to soak up all the information they need to have a bright and happy future. I also enjoy building a partnership with a child's parents and carers to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children, offering a variety of creative activities and having the opportunity to explore the outdoors and indoors while helping the children learn through play and fun. I also enjoy the opportunity to see the children's uniqueness come out and watch them blossom and see their confidence grow as they grow.