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.

Why Choose Us?


Face to face safeguarding training and DBS check of all staff

Open door policy

Free settling in sessions

Food hygiene score of 5 with on site cook making homemade meals

2 Peaceful outdoor areas

On-site parking



Funded 2, 3 and 4 year old places

Good Ofsted

Idyllic, peaceful setting that includes Sensory Room

Most staff Level 3 or above

Defibrillator is available on site

Good reputation with past and present parents





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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.

Our SEN & Disability Information

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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Testimonials


  • Our daughter started at Carr Manor Nursery in August 2021 having transferred from another nursery when we moved house. We had no complaints or issues with her previous nursery and we thought everything was great...until we moved to Carr Manor which has far exceeded it in every way imaginable. All of the staff are so welcoming and kind, it feels as though every member of staff really knows her and takes an interest in her as an individual. Don't even get me started on her key worker because she is an angel. Our daughter is always telling us about the new things she's learned and the different activities she's been doing. She's super keen to learn and that is in a big part thanks to the staff at Carr Manor. Every morning when she wakes up she asks if she can go to pre-school today and gets so excited when the answer is yes. I have no doubt she'll be more than ready for school and will take it all in her stride thanks to the work of the amazing team at nursery


  • Absolutely lovely staff - even though my little boy sometimes melts down in the morning going in, they settle him down really quickly, and he has great fun with all the activities and then doesn’t want to leave by the end of the day! Would really recommend Carr Manor to anyone.


  • All staff are great. My little boy loves going to Carr Manor Nursery, he always comes home talking about phonics or the songs he’s learnt or the ice lollies he’s made to list a few! They also go to the park, the cinema, put on Christmas nativities, give the children opportunities to learn football and dance and drama! Cannot fault them and I can’t wait for my little girl to join in April. Thanks Carr Manor - doing a fantastic job!


  • Amazing welcoming staff. Both my children love going here and have settled in well since starting in January. They both come home tired out, which shows how much they must be doing in a day whilst they are there.


  • My girl just started, she’s quite shy and clingy, but they really take their time and have effort with her, especially her auntie! I was nervous about leaving her, but I have been made to feel right at ease with these staff! 10/10, thank you!


  • My daughter absolutely loves going to this nursery, all the staff are friendly and warming and my daughter loves them all. Thank you for being the best nursery for my daughter. And thank you for helping her to grow and learn!


  • The staff are all so friendly and make us feel welcome and my daughter can't wait to go to nursery especially to see her key worker who she has an amazing bond with. They do so many activities with the children every day and my daughter comes home exhausted!


  • My daughter started to attend Carr Manor Nursery at just 4-months-old, this is the first time I've ever put any of my children in childcare at such an early age. I literally had nothing to worry about, it's like a home from home for my daughter. I can't thank the staff enough, they're all so caring and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble. My daughter absolutely feels at home here and that was so important for me that she felt settled and confident each time she is dropped off to this little haven. The manager and her team are fabulous, we always get a detailed account of my daughter's day with photos included on their special parent group via social media, I absolutely love being able to see what she has been up to while I've not been watching! Thanks everyone for taking great care of my little one.


  • Carr Manor Nursery is a fantastic nursery. My oldest who is nearly ten went to this nursery and absolutely loved it, to go back and visit years later to find the nursery still had around three or four of the same lovely staff was just fantastic. The children are so well looked after and my three year old settled in straight away when she started in the baby room two years ago. She is now in toddler two and asks me every day, whether she is going to nursery. All the staff are amazing, they have great communication between home and nursery and they are so loving and nurturing towards the children. Thanks for all you do.


  • 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.


  • We have been so happy with our daughters progress since she started at Carr Manor in January 2020. She was only there a couple of months before we went into lockdown and we were worried about how she’d cope when she went back in September of that year, but the staff made sure we were all really comfortable when she returned and they still put a lot of work into looking after her well-being as well as her learning. Our daughter is currently in the pre school room and is really flourishing. She is starting to learn how to read, spell and even do sums thanks to the encouragement of the staff. One amazing thing the staff do is base activities around topics the children are interested in, for example a lot of them love space so they’ve been learning all about the solar system, and they’re also obsessed with the film Encanto so they worked together to produce an amazing piece of artwork of the main character in the film. When I asked my daughter what her favourite thing about nursery is she said everything and everyone! I love that all the staff in all the rooms know who she is and always make an effort to talk to her and us at drop off and pick up. Carr Manor feels like a family and we love being a part of it.

    Janine
  • 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.

    Becki
  • 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.

    Claire
  • 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.

    Charlotte