Welcome to Carr Manor Nursery

Carr Manor Nursery offers the highest standard of childcare and a stimulating learning environment. Children are accepted from birth until they’re ready to start school. The nursery first opened in April 2008 in Preston, Lancashire and is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year.

Our Manager Katie who is an experienced childcare professional and a mum. Katie chose Carr Manor for her daughter, who spent 3 years here from 6 months old. Pippa embarked into school; a happy, confident child who had met all her Early Learning Goals through first quality teaching and hands on care. If you would like the same for your child come and look around at our stimulating, well-resourced nursery.

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  • Ofsted registered
  • All employees DBS checked
  • Most employees NVQ level 3 or above
  • We follow the EYFS curriculum
  • Fully Documented “Learning Journey“
  • Two large outdoor areas
  • Sensory room
  • Defib
  • Idyllic, peaceful setting

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Our Ethos

We have worked hard to create a happy, secure and stimulating environment at Carr Manor, providing children with opportunities to develop and grow – while respecting their individuality and diverse needs. We structure and plan every day in advance so that your child receives the best learning opportunities appropriate for their age in an environment that is caring, safe, fun and supportive.

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We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage!

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and school reception classes.

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  • Carr Manor Nursery continues to provide excellent care, guidance and support for both of my children. My eldest has progressed through all phases and graduates this summer and my youngest is currently in Toddler 1. The staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble and they genuinely care about children as individuals. As a parent with a small circle of support, they supported me over and above what I would expect from a childcare provider. The environment and activities are diverse. My children are occupied, challenged and supported in play and learning. Routines for sleep, meal times and personal hygiene are faultless. Communication is great and staff will match routines at home. My children usually run through the door in a morning, often forgetting to say goodbye and give kisses because they can't wait to meet friends, staff and their key workers.

  • My eldest daughter attended Carr Manor Nursery from the age of nine months through to graduating preschool and she was so incredibly happy and well nurtured there. When it came to her younger sister, we didn't even bother looking elsewhere, it was always going to be Carr Manor Nursery! We love the home from home atmosphere and a huge telling point is that there are still so many staff members there who looked after my eldest, with five years between them. The staff are always happy and obviously enjoy what they do. My youngest started out her nursery journey clinging to me at drop offs and screaming, yet within a very short space of time, she is bouncing with excitement when we pull in to the car park now, she is desperate to get in! She has already come on a huge amount within six months of attending and I love seeing what she is up to on the private parents group! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Carr Manor Nursery to any parent considering their options.

  • I have nothing but praise and love for Carr Manor nursery. All staff, always go that extra step to ensure all children are happy and loved. They are an incredibly inclusive nursery and helped my child get a diagnosis of ASD, which has set him on the best path of his life at an early stage.; we will be eternally grateful to them. The staff are so observant, so warm and so engaged and it feels very "home from home" for both my children.

  • My little girl goes to this nursery five days a week. She started in the babies room and has continued through to toddler two and will continue on to preschool. All the staff are so lovely, helpful and have made a lovely bond with not only my daughter but us all as a family. I know that if I have any concerns or questions the staff here are more than helpful and work with us as a family to make us feel at ease. For example, if I was concerned about her speech, we would work through this together. They have always put my daughter first and she absolutely loves it here. Thank you Carr Manor Nursery!

  • My son has been going since January and has come on a long way. He has friends he plays with and loves talking about his teachers and what he has done in the day. Every staff member I have met is so warm and inviting to myself as well as my child. A real family comfortable atmosphere.

  • I can not fault Carr Manor Nursery. My little boy loved going and my little girl is enjoying going. I would recommend it to anyone. The staff and nursery are both lovely and they care for each and every child. You receive regular updates about your child and regular photos of their day, which I love.

  • Having moved from a state-run nursery in a different area I was concerned about my son settling. We looked at so many nurseries in the area and never got the feeling we did when we visited Carr Manor Nursery. The others were commercialised and less personal but the team at Carr Manor are literally a big family! Nothing's too much trouble, they are all so loving towards the children and it's not all red tape like at some others we visited. I can't thank them enough for settling my son. We had a few teary mornings and they were not only patient and understanding with my son but they were great with me too! The homemade food is the best too! All freshly prepared daily on-site. Highly recommended.

  • My children absolutely loved Carr Manor Nursery. The staff are so friendly, welcoming and truly become part of your family, which I feel is a fantastic quality when trusting any person with your child/children. Resources are fantastic, ideas are truly thought about and delivered in the most fabulous ways. So much encouragement throughout my children's nursery years; without a doubt, I would recommend to any parent looking for childcare. Huge thumbs up from me and mine. Many many thanks.

  • I have watched my grandchild really blossom. I can thoroughly recommend this nursery as being nice and family orientated and the staff are marvellous. My granddaughter skips here every morning. I know because I drop her off. All in all I think she has a good start and is bright as a button because of this nursery. Thank you.

  • My daughter has attended Carr Manor since she was 8 months old, she is now in her Pre-school year. The staff are very friendly and family orientated. I always feel secure in the knowledge that she will be well looked after. She enjoys going to nursery and skips in to her key worker! The early play and learning is well thought through it allows children to develop their curiosity by providing interesting activities. The food choices are great and my daughter, who can be fussy at home, eats all her "grinch soup" pea soup! This is a nursery which replicates an extension to family and offers a secure, caring learning environment! Excellent job!

  • Our twin boys were born in May 2017. They have been attending Carr Manor Nursery from an early age moving from Babies into Toddler 1 followed by Toddler 2, then finally into Pre-School, which they attend full time. From the very beginning we got a feeling of being part of a loving family that care for all children, providing them with a fantastic early years education in a safe and secure environment. All members of staff are very polite and informative of your child's development. The meals which Carr Manor Nursery provide are of an excellent standard. I would without doubt recommend Carr Manor Nursery to anyone who is trying to find a nursery for their children.

  • Excellent nursery, can not recommend it enough. Such caring staff, brilliant indoor and outdoor areas and the children are always up to something fun, creative and educational. Both my children love it.

  • Our little boy has been going to Carr Manor since he was 1 and the last 2 years have been wonderful! the staff are so kind and really get to know the kids, I love the fact that it's a small nursery and feels like a little family.

  • Both my children have attended Carr Manor and I can’t recommend it enough. The staff are fantastic and have been very accommodating of changes we have had to make over the years and always help wherever they can. My daughter loves the new outdoor space and changes to the nursery. The new measures in place for COVID 19 have been very reassuring and the staff have been very understanding of parents anxieties.