You can check your eligibility for 30 hours funding at –  – to check eligibility

All children are entitled to 15 funded hours the term after the child turns 3.

2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours funding depending on eligibility. Bury – parents will be notified in writing. Salford parents can check online via the eligibility checker –

New Government funding may have been announced but settings have not been any guidance on eligibility yet. As soon as we have more information we will update.

We operate 51 weeks of the year, close back holidays and for 1 week at Christmas. You will not be charged for the Christmas closure however all bank holidays, sickness and personal holidays are still to be paid in full.

We provide an invoices a month in advance with payments due on the 1st of each month.

We accept childcare vouchers and BACs payments.

We tailor settling in sessions to each child’s needs so that we can ensure that you and your child are happy before they start nursery. We suggest a phased approach where you come in for an hour and stay to begin with and then if you are comfortable leave for the second visit, however we can do multiple sessions and build up the time that you are away if this is better for you both. Our priority is to ensure that you are both comfortable.

At Prestwich our pre-school children go to Forest School full time from the age of 3 years.

Our Salford pre-school children have trips up to our Prestwich forest school regularly.

All activities are planned to cover the areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. The prime areas covered are personal, social and emotional development, physical development and, communication and language.

As children develop they cover specific areas as well – knowledge and understanding of the world, expressive arts and design, literacy and, mathematics.

We use ‘in the moment planning’ and planned activities are based on the children’s interests, meaning topics can change from day to day or run for some consecutive weeks.

An average day looks like this:

7.30 – 9.00 Children arrive. Breakfast available
9.00 – 9.30 A selection of cereals, toast
Toast and fruit served
9.30 – 9.45 Carpet time
10.00 – 11.00 Key group activities. Outdoor play. Nappy change
11.00 – 11.15 Tidy up time. Stories and singing. Wash hands
11.15 – 12.00 Lunch
12.00 – 2.00 Rest time. Quiet activities. Snack
2.00 – 2.15 Stories and singing. Nappy change
2.15 – 3.00 Key group activities. Outdoor play
3.00 – 3.30 Tea time
3.30 – 4.30 Free play
4.30 – 6.00 Rooms join together. Stories and singing. Outdoor play. Quiet time. Children go home

Yes. Additionally, whole and soya milk is provided

We are part of the Early Years Nutrition Partnership who have worked with us to ensure our menus offer the correct nutrition for early years children.

On the run up to children starting school we do a number of activities to help them transition. We arrange for teachers to come in and visit and talk to the children, we do visits to the schools and we do fun activities such as planning the walk to school and trying on the uniform.

We use a secure online system called Blossom. Here we add text, pictures and video regularly so that you can easily see the progress that your child is making. This is a completely secure passworded system that allows parents and other family members to easily monitor progress.

You will get a verbal update daily when you collect your child covering what activities they have done and what they have eaten.

Additionally we hold parents evenings every term.

You will be given an accident form to read and sign.

If there is a head injury or an injury that requires some medical intervention we will call you immediately.

If your child requires hospital treatment we will call you and arrange to meet you at hospital or for you to collect your child.

Babies (0-2) 1:3

Toddlers (2-3) 1:5

Pre-School (3-5) 1:8 or 1:13 if there is a qualified teacher/Early Years Teacher working directly with the children.

Yes, all children are allocated a Key Person – this will be a member of staff that your child feels particularly close to or comfortable with.

Yes, we can cater for all diets. We currently cook vegetarian and vegan meals and we are experienced in catering for food allergies.

Yes – please see our separate Local offer page

Parents will be contacted if their child becomes unwell at nursery.

We will administer calpol/antibiotics/allergy medication if necessary.

If a child has a bout of sickness and/or diarrohea (usually 3 instances) we will call to collect. Children must remain away from nursery for 48 hours following this.

Please see our sickness policy for full details of other illnesses.

Call the relevant nursery as follows to book a visit or email

Prestwich 0161 798 7465

Salford 0161 710 1077

Yes, we will discuss this with you at registration and we will create a care plan with you to meet your child’s needs.