Welcome to The Learning Tree Nursery

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The Learning Tree Nursery is a friendly, independent nursery opened in 1994 to provide high quality nursery sessions, with reasonable fees, welcoming to all. At our latest Ofsted inspection in December 2018 we were rated as GOOD.

Our priority is a happy, caring, and supportive family atmosphere with plenty of individual attention and encouragement.  We have a good staff/child ratio in a stimulating environment to help each child achieve their full potential in readiness for School.

The Nursery has three large, bright and spacious rooms, with plenty of natural light. This enables us to focus activities for the younger children in the Caterpillar Room, with a different range of activities for the older age group in the two Butterfly Rooms.  We have a secure outdoor play area with a covered section, a wildlife mural and an all-weather safety surface.

The Learning Tree is part of the government scheme offering 15 to 30 free hours per week to qualifying children aged 1-5 years, with morning, afternoon, and full time sessions between 9.00 am – 3.30 pm during term time (see FEES & FREE HOURS page).


Our Ofsted Report states:

“Children are happy, settled and displayed high levels of involvement in their play and
learning. Staff establish warm and caring relationships with the children.

Children develop good language and communication skills. Staff constantly engage
children in meaningful conversation and ask relevant questions to challenge their

Children behave well. They learn to share, take turns and follow instructions. They are
beginning to understand and accept the needs and opinions of others. Staff are sensitive
in their interactions and offer lots of praise and encouragement to promote children’s
positive self-esteem.

Staff have established good partnerships with parents. They regularly share information                                          about their children’s progress with them and suggest ideas on how they can further extend learning at home.”

“The Learning Tree” By Ian Page 

“Once upon a moment, not so long ago, a little seed fell on to some soft ground. It felt so good that he snuggled underneath an old brown leaf and fell fast asleep. In the morning, the sun climbed out from behind a hill, and said,

“Little seed, it’s time to grow,

I’ll teach you all there is to know,

Listen well and you will be,

The one they call the Learning Tree.”

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