Crewe Nature Kindergarten

A home away from home for your child to thrive.

Your Local Nursery in Crewe

Crewe Nature Kindergarten has been a well-established and trusted nursery in the beautiful village of Weston. It is situated in a beautiful old school building, with a reputation for providing high-quality childcare, 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 5 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

Close links with Weston School

Nature Sustainability & Forest School

All Inclusive within price

Welcoming environment with strong parent partnerships


  • 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

Emma Mainwaring

Nursery Manager

Clare Pinfield-Wells

Deputy 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

D, Current Parent

My experience with Schoolhouse Nursery is brilliant. The staff are really friendly and helpful. My daughter loves going here. The safeguarding is amazing. I am happy with the learning and activities my child gets.

Laura, Current Parent

Since starting at Schoolhouse Nursery, we have had excellent service throughout. The staff are really friendly and organised, the activities are well thought out, fun and educational and the food is fantastic. My little one settled really quickly and loves it there. It has a real homely feel. I’d highly recommend this nursery, we are lucky to have it on our doorstep!

Catharine, Current Parent

The activities are both educational but retain the sense of fun and adventure which my daughter is thriving from. She loves forest school and the freedom to explore both the environment and her imagination and so this has been a great addition to her nursery experience.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside at Crewe Nature Kindergarten! We offer additional forest school and playmakers, which is sports lessons, for toddlers to preschool children.

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.

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. We do go out into the community for our local Autumn and Christmas fairs and Townhouse in the Park. All children can leave wellington boots and waterproof clothing at nursery so they can be appropriately dressed for all seasons!

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Education at Nature Kindergarten Crewe

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 can offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including 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 and Interactive App
  • CCTV within nursery
  • Monthly newsletters and parent evenings
  • Free Settling in Sessions
  • A variety of milk
Our Nursery Fees and Funding
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Food and Nutrition

Here at Crewe Nature Kindergarten 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.

Nutritious meals
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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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