Our stunning property is near Castleton Train Station, perfect for those who travel by public transport. This is an all-inclusive nursery which is easily accessible for anyone who has a disability, and we have plenty of on-street parking available, providing easy drop-off and collection for you and your family.
Our nursery has spacious, bright areas dedicated to each stage of development from 3 months to 5 years of age. We provide childcare from 7.30am to 6pm and are open all year round except for bank holidays and over the Christmas period. The nursery building is beautifully designed and finished to an exceptionally high standard creating a warm and homely atmosphere.
We will guide you through every step of your childcare journey and help you discover everything you need to know about our nursery. Come and join our family across the UK. If you have any questions or enquiries, please feel free to contact us using the contact details at the foot of this page. Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form also located below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
I have experienced great things with the nursery since my son started. My sons keyworker has reassured me and been very informative with what he has been doing on a day-to-day basis. All of the workers in his room have been really friendly and understanding. My son is very happy and I am glad to see his development progressing. Keep up the great work Holyrood!
Holyrood Day Nursery is brilliant! The development of our son since joining Holyrood is exceptional. Staff are very caring and kind. They have built a great relationship and connection with our son. We couldn’t be happier with the nursery and staff. Thank you.
My experience with Holyrood Day Nursery Castleton has been nothing but positive. My daughter loves this nursery and her learning and development has progressed so much with all the support the children have from staff. Also, the staff are helpful in anyway possible, including help with paperwork.
We love to get outside at Holyrood, Castleton! Each of our 4 rooms has its own separate inviting outside space, all appropriately set up for their age groups. All of our outdoor areas provide children with opportunities to get fresh air and have fun in a safe and secure environment.
The children love playing in our gardens which offer a variety of activities including mud kitchens, water play, outdoor classrooms and many more resources to promote safe and fun outdoor play. As well as access to our fabulous outdoor play areas, children of all ages enjoy regular walks in the local area. Our youngest children are often seen out in our double 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. For us, there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing – so we ask parents to provide their children with appropriate clothing for all types of weather.
We are committed to being an environmentally friendly nursery, making changes wherever we can in order to make the world a cleaner place! We are a registered ECO-Nursery and are committed to teach our children about their environment and the effect we have on it in our day to day lives.Contact Us
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:
We always offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including 2-5 years old government’s 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:
Our nurseries offer a wide range of nursery activities and extras to enrich every child’s experience at nursery and to support busy parents.
Qualified teachers work closely with our preschool children and their key workers to ensure that children make good progress within all aspects of their development in readiness for school.
We believe that reading should be lots of fun, so we run a mini-library service to encourage children to share their favourite stories with their parents, and to help busy parents keep the bookshelf engaging at home! Our nurseries organise regular library visits as part of the learning process.
Our nurseries provide an extensive range of resources to encourage children to learn through play. We favour naturalistic learning resources and make fantastic use of our outdoor equipment, promoting free-flow and child-led learning.
Thrive Childcare and Education understands the importance of promoting language and communication. Through our Every Child’s A Talker (ETAC) language programme, we seek to identify speech and language difficulties with an aim to providing detailed, age-appropriate language sessions in each of our nursery rooms. Babies and Toddlers have lots of fun at our Sing and Sign.
Eco Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage action on sustainable development issues. Our children love getting involved in their Eco Schools projects and learning about how to help protect the environment.
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and to understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to bring children, families and communities together. Some of the fundraisers we have taken part in are: sponsored toddles, superhero days, baking cakes to sell and garden parties. Read about our Red Nose Day 2022 events here.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year – caps, gowns, the works!
We encourage Heuristic Play with our 1–2-year-olds, embracing every child’s natural curiosity. This involves offering children a range of different objects and receptacles with which they are encouraged to play freely without adult instruction.
We make use of our wonderful outdoor spaces and forest areas by encouraging children at our nurseries and Out of School Care clubs to plant, grow and tend to fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs throughout the year.
Our nurseries offer free settling-in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling-in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Our E-Learning journals and Parent Zone app allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child’s participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
Daily Mile is physical activity and health and well-being in a social, outdoors context. It is not active play, physical education or outdoor learning, although participating in The Daily Mile can encourage curiosity and interest in outdoor environments in keeping with wider outdoor learning opportunities. The main goal is to increase daily activity.
Here at Holyrood, Castleton – we have our very own qualified Nursery Chef who creates nutritionally balanced 3 week rolling menus.
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.
Our children have opportunities to excel as nursery gardeners with their very own vegetable patch!
Our children have opportunities to work with our Nursery Chef through weekly cooking and baking activities.
We are happy to cater for all preferences including Vegeterian and Vegan.
We offer a variety of milk including animal and plant based milks. Speak to our Nursery Chef regarding your preference.