Corner House Nursery Astbury

A home away from home for your child to thrive.

Corner House Astbury, Congleton

Corner House Nursery Astbury has been a well-established and trusted nursery in the beautiful town of Congleton.

With a reputation for providing high-quality childcare and our first OFSTED inspection being outstanding in August 2018, we feel when visiting you can feel our nursery exudes our ethos and focus on children first. We pride ourselves on creating a secure, warm, home away from home atmosphere for children and parents to feel comfortable and confident in our setting.

We provide childcare for children from 0 to 4 years. With our lovingly restored and re-designed interior providing bright, airy spaces for play and learning as well as our fantastic outdoor space for all ages, we can offer families a secure and stimulating setting where children can thrive.

We are open throughout the year for 51 weeks from 7.30am to 6pm for morning, afternoon and full day sessions as well as working in partnership with Cheshire East Council to provide funding to eligible families. We also have our own car park for drop-offs and pick-ups for convenience.

Our Unique Features

All rooms have designated outside space.

Strong links with the community.

Highly qualified staff team including an Early Years Teacher.

Homely feel.


  • Monday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Friday 7:30 – 18:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

 Meet Our Top Team

Kate Smithers

Nursery Manager

Rafia Khanum

Trainee Manager

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We can guide you through every step of your childcare journey and help you discover everything you need to know about our nursery.

Parent Reviews

Claire, Current Parent

You really do care for the children as if they are your own. Nothing is too much trouble. I love the activities that you with the children. The facebook updates and the daily diaries used to communicate are great.

Lynsey, Current Parent

My first impressions were very positive. Everywhere was clean and smelled beautiful. Both the 0-2 and 2-4 rooms were very well decorated and resourced. Ellie loved exploring both rooms and really enjoyed getting to know Emma.

Claire, Current Parent

Individual care and attention is given daily. Great activities, great food! Staff always notice children’s individual interest which is fantastic. Friendly and welcoming staff that have a wonderful rapport with the children.

Outdoors and Nature at Astbury Nursery

We love to get outside at Corner House Astbury! We have substantial gardens providing opportunities for outdoor learning across all areas of the curriculum.

As well as access to our fabulous outdoor play areas, children of all ages enjoy regular walks in the local area. We take children out in groups, come rain or shine, to take part in a variety of activities set up by our staff. Wherever possible we try to take our indoor learning outside. During our time outside we teach children how to assess risk, problem solve, share, gather and utilise from nature as we are committed to teach our children about their environment and the effect we have on it in our day to day lives.

We always make strides to be an environmentally friendly nursery, making changes wherever we can to make the world a cleaner place We also have a connection with our local Litter Picking Society and do this with our little ones 4 times a year!

Our youngest children are often seen out in our buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery. All children leave wellington boots and waterproof clothing at nursery so they can be appropriately dressed for all seasons!

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Education at Corner House Astbury

Our curriculum includes a Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage that offer hands-on approaches to encourage the skills your child will need in the nursery and beyond:

  • Mathematics: Integrating numbers into real-life routines
  • Schematic Play: Quality learning environment providing the potential for children’s creativity skills and allowing them to follow their own interests confidently
  • Listening, Attention and Speaking: Teaching children to express their ideas and feelings about their experiences using complete sentences
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Education
  • Birth to 5 Matters Learning and Development Framework
  • STEM Activities: Building and problem solving using science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Ensuring children are physically active from birth and meet the Chief Medical Officers (2019) guidelines of a minimum of 3 hours per day
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Our Nursery Fees and Funding

We always do our upmost to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including tax free and government funded childcare. To find out more information on pricing and availability, please request a call back and we will be in touch shortly.

Our fees include:

  • Quality Early Years Care and Education
  • Healthy, well balanced menu for all children
  • Access to a wide range of quality resources and equipment
  • E-Learning Journals via Tapestry
  • Monthly newsletters and parent evenings
  • Free Settling in Sessions
  • Meals, nappies, and wipes
  • Term time sessions
Fees and Funding
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Food and Nutrition at Corner House, Congleton

Here at Corner House Astbury our menus are designed to give your little one the very best start in life.

We make this possible by supplying our children with home cooked nutritional food, bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy physical and mental development.

Whenever possible we source our food locally and organically, including seasonal vegetables and fruit into our menus. Our children have a choice of milk or water to drink throughout the day.

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Dietary Requirements

We are happy to cater for a whole range of dietary/religious/cultural requirements. Please speak to our Nursery Chef for more information.

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No Added Sugar or Salt

We do not add additional salt or sugar. Where possible we purchase products with reduced salt and lower sugar.

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Allergies and First Aid

Our staff are trained in First Aid and our Nursery Chef is experienced in catering for allergies. You are more than welcome to meet with our Chef to discuss your requirements.

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