Princes Dock Nursery

Our Thrive Holyrood Nurseries provide inspiring childcare and education within your local community.  Each, including this nursery in Liverpool city centre, is unique, safe and provides a nurturing environment where we put children first every time.

Your local nursery at Princes Dock, Liverpool

Located opposite the Mal Maison Hotel on Liverpool Waterfront, our nursery is beautifully designed and finished to an exceptionally high standard, creating a warm and homely atmosphere. It has bright, spacious areas dedicated to each stage of development from birth to 5 years of age.

We provide childcare from 7.30am to 6pm and are open all year round. Our nursery is easily accessible, and we have access to a multi-story car park, located above us.

Our Unique Features

2-5 year old funding

Discounts available, including emergency services

All inclusive childcare

Large city centre garden


  • 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

Sarah Biggs

Nursery Manager

Hayley Nichol

Deputy Manager

Our Brochure

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.

Parent Reviews

Bethany, F

We looked at quite a few nurseries in both the city centre and in South Liverpool, but I knew before finishing my viewing for Holyrood, Princess Dock that my little boy would be going there. It offers something a bit different to the other places we had seen. The resources are beautiful and encourage creativity and curiosity for early years learning. Also, the group spaces are super spacious with lots of room and a light feel. Staff here are lovely and it’s really refreshing to see a diverse, representative workforce which includes quite a few male staff members. My little boy loves it there.

Danielle, N

Can’t say enough how great this nursery and staff are. My daughter struggled with shyness after this year of being anti socialised due to Covid. Since she started a month ago, the difference in her confidence is amazing and lovely to see. She has developed so much in such a short amount of time. The staff are always so warm and friendly and it’s nice to feel completely at ease leaving her with them all.

Liz, H

What a nursery. My boy has been there for just over a year and I couldn’t be happier with his progress. He is happy to go in everyday, he’s always smiling when I collect him. The staff have been wonderful from day one. The explorers’ room he is in now is where his key worker helps him to shine. I also love that they have male nursery staff, I believe it’s important for children to have different role models to look up to.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside at Holyrood, Princess Dock! 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. We believe 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.

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Education at Holyrood, Princess Dock

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
  • Monthly newsletters and parent evenings
  • Free Settling in Sessions
  • Nappies, wipes & a variety of milk

*Terms and conditions apply to our funding options and discounts. Contact us for more information.

Fees and Funding
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Food and Nutrition

Here at Holyrood, Princess Dock – 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.

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Growing Our Own Vegetables

Our children have opportunities to excel as nursery gardeners with their very own vegetable patch!

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Cooking and Baking Activities

Our children have opportunities to work with our Nursery Chef through weekly cooking and baking activities.

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Vegetarian and Vegan

We are happy to cater for all preferences including Vegeterian and Vegan.

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Dairy-Free Milk

We offer a variety of milk including animal and plant based milks. Speak to our Nursery Chef regarding your preference.

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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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