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A warm welcome to the Elmscot Group of Day Nurseries & Nursery Schools

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The Elmscot Group of Day Nurseries, Nursery Schools and out-of-school Clubs, based in Altrincham, Cheshire, offers parents a choice of 4 exceptional Day Nurseries: Broussa, Elmscot, Hale and Woodlands, as well as 8 School’s Out Clubs based at local primary and preparatory schools. All Nurseries offer self-contained Nursery Schools, each led by qualified Early Years Teachers and post-graduate Early Years Professionals overseeing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) education.

The Elmscot Group was established in 2001 by two local working mums, Stephanie Molnar and Dee Cross, a biologist and accountant respectively, who were struggling to find a homely nursery offering outstanding childcare, nutrition and education for their own children. Stephanie and Dee continue run the organisation with their 190 colleagues, and are responsible for the care and early years education over 1600 local children.

Of the Group’s 12 settings, 7 have been found 'Outstanding' in every area by OFSTED (including Elmscot, Hale and Woodlands Day Nurseries), with the remaining settings being 'Outstanding' in many areas with overall ratings of 'Good'. This is an exceptionally high standard, one of the highest in the country and not matched by any other regional provider. The organisation has won national recognition for their achievements, winning several national educational sector awards for exceptional learning environments, staff development and child nutrition, as well as National Day Nursery Association Awards, Trafford 'Healthy Setting Awards', quality assurance schemes such as the NDNA Quality Counts Award and Preschool Learning Alliance Award (at the highest levels), Trafford's Inclusion Awards and we are members of ROSPA.

On acquiring Broussa (a Nursery established in 1962) in 2015, Stephanie Molnar stated, “We are naturally delighted to welcome Broussa families to the Elmscot Group. We share an ethos of exceptional education provision and a commitment to supporting families with outstanding childcare. We intend to build on Broussa’s long educational history and invest in its future.”

Dee Cross added, “The teams at Broussa, Elmscot, Hale, Woodlands and School’s Out work very hard to meet the needs of parents and lead the way in best practice, working closely with educational and childcare experts to develop and implement new strategies. Consequently places at Elmscot Group nurseries have always been very much in demand and the acquisition of Broussa will ease the pressure on our current waiting lists, improving flexibility for parents and offering exciting career opportunities for early years practitioners.” 

School’s Out out-of-school Clubs are also part of the Elmscot Group and offers the opportunity of continuity of care for children leaving an Elmscot Group nursery to attend a local primary school. School's Out cares for children aged 3-11 years, offering Breakfast Clubs and After School Clubs at eight local Primary Schools during term-time and three Holiday Clubs, located at Altrincham Preparatory School, Cloverlea Primary School and Bollin Primary School for the school holidays.


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What our customers say

Ella loves and gets so much from the range of activities on offer. Her confidence and understanding of the world has gone from strength to strength during her time there. Thank you for all your hard work and for making Ella feel so safe secure and nurtured as she has explored the world and her relationships with peers over the last 7 months, she will miss you all and we will all be sad to say goodbye.

Ruth Butterworth

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