Quality Childcare From Birth to School Age

Please contact us for more information on 01305 257756 or email office@summertimenursery.co.uk


Leavers Party 14th July

End of term for term time only children 22nd July 2022

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parent letter about new EYFS.pdf
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OFSTED inspection 2018
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We are Located at: 

Summertime Nursery & Preschool

C/o Thomas Hardye School

Queens Avenue




(near 1610 leisure centre)

Please contact us on

Tel 01305 257756




Opening Hours

we are open all year except for a week over Christmas.

Monday - Thursday

07:30     - 18:00


07:30     - 17:00


Free Funded Places

Subject to availability we offer funded places for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds. The 30 hours funding must be spread over the year and not term time only.









All about Summertime


The Organisation. Summertime is a 35-place nursery which opened in 2007. We take a maximum of 9 babies age 0-2 years in the baby room and up to 26 children aged between 2 and 5 years in the preschool room. This makes us a small nursery with a family atmosphere ensuring everyone knows your child and that we provide a warm, nurturing environment.


We are registered with Ofsted and comply with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. All our Staff are DBS checked before recruitment and are fully Pediatric First Aid trained.


We are a committee run registered Charity which gives you the opportunity to be as involved in the daily running of the nursery as you wish and have time for.


We are an Equal Opportunities nursery and ensure that children are treated fairly and have the same access to all nursery facilities and equipment.


Ethos. As a parent or carer we understand that choosing the right care for your child is a massive decision, that is why we take the responsibility of caring for your child very seriously. We want you to feel that you are always welcome and that we are here to help. We will always try to answer your questions and accommodate you and your child's very unique requirements in any way we can.


It is our aim to provide a caring, happy, stimulating nursery which gives the highest standard of support, care and education for all the children. We provide an enriched and enabling environment so that your children thrive, grow and develop. It is important that children  become confident and independent lifelong learners able to meet their full potential, ready for life and ready for school.


Essentials.  We offer a settling in period allowing you to attend a series of short complimentary sessions before your child’s care with us commences. This helps to gradually build up your child’s confidence, as well as familiarity with their new surroundings, and adapting to the absence of parents. We feel that the settling in period is important to help your child to feel comfortable in joining us.


We ask all parents to supply their own child’s nappies and wipes which we keep at the setting.


Parents are asked to provide lunch boxes. We do not prepare and cook our own hot meals but are happy to re-heat meals you supply.

We Supply fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, milk and water for your child at snack time.


The main entrance is controlled by a security system and all the boundaries are secured by metal railings.


Baby Room

This term the babies have been having lots of fun with sensory painting, nursery rhymes, physical development, small world, arts and craft and crawling through green tunnels!! Most of all they have enjoyed care and cuddles in our small and family friendly room with staff who care.

Duckling group News

This term the ducklings will be reading stories, painting and being creative with 'under the sea'.  They all enjoyed the jungle theme but it was time for new inpsiration!! We do respond to their interest and plan accordingly but it is good to have a theme and direction.

September 2020

Ducks Group News

The duck group are creating a backdrop for their space adventure. This is still the clean bit!! The children got dressed in all-in-ones and began painting everything from the white sheet to toes, hands and faces. Most of us would agree this is not an at home activity. However, painting relieves stress, is a healthy way to express feelings, develops fine and gross motor skills (muscles), it is a very sensory experience, and an opportunity to experience cause and effect, Oh did we mention it is FUN!!!!


To find our Nursery is not difficult however the postal postcode is misleading. Instead use these instructions, drive/walk up Coburg Road

 DT1 2HR following signs to the 'Sports Centre' (1610 leisure Centre). Walk down the sloping road keeping the Astro turf on your right and you will see the nursery infront of you. Come through the gate and ring the bell you have arrived! Open PDF for image

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