Funded places available for 2,3 and 4 year olds.


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Swingboat Nurseries

Choosing a nursery for your child can be a difficult task, and our aim in compiling this website is to give you some of the information you may need to make this decision.


However, visiting a nursery, meeting the nursery team, seeing the care that is provided and talking to parents who already use the nursery, is always the most effective way of ensuring you are making the correct choice Therefore, we offer you an open invitation to visit our settings as often as you wish before making this important decision.


One of the most important features of the care we offer is our policy of employing a fully qualified nursery team, with all key persons holding a Level 3 qualification or above, along with a paediatric first aid and food hygiene accreditation.


We employ a Group Catering Manager who ensures each nursery provides your child with a nutritious and healthy diet. Three balanced meals are freshly prepared each day, including breakfast which is offered to all children arriving before 9.00 a.m.


We are members of the Pre School Learning Alliance, National Day Nurseries Association and the 4Children Organisation.


We were some of the original nurseries to be awarded Neighbourhood Nursery status by Derbyshire and Leicestershire County Councils. Woodville Day Nursery was the first nursery in Derbyshire to be awarded Level 3 accreditation under the National Day Nurseries Association Quality Counts Assurance Scheme (the highest level achievable), with Ashby and Hermitage Day Nurseries currently working towards gaining this Accreditation.


Swingboat Nurseries are owned and operated by Elaine and Graham Blunt, who have a simple philosophy of continually aiming to offer the very best levels of childcare.


It is a great responsibility to care for children, and therefore our aim is to offer the highest levels of care and education we possibly can. We hope the information given here goes some way to illustrate this; however, should you have an queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kind Regards,

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"Working together to provide Quality Childcare"