Elmscot Day Nursery Chester A nurturing experience

Welcome to Elmscot Day Nursery & Nursery School Chester

Elmscot Day Nursery and Nursery School Chester was acquired by the Elmscot Group in July 2018 and was formerly known as Little Friends Day Nursery and Learning Centre.

Set in an Edwardian Grade II listed former school, with lots of space and high ceilings, our child-led active learning environment stimulates little imaginations.  Extensive play resources excite and inspire children to play and learn together or independently.  With an abundance of adventures and experiences including music, dance, art, design, cooking, sport and imaginative play, every child can learn naturally through enjoyment, play and socialising with others.

Conveniently located between Chester Railway Station (2 min walk away) and Chester city centre (about a 10 minute very pretty walk away along the canal) we are easily accessible for commuting parents.  Our exceptionally large garden enables much of our time to be spent outdoors.  We share magical experiences, such as going on a bear hunt, building a bug hotel or Forest school, developing children’s confidence, wellbeing and love of the natural world.

We nurture life-long learners with the creativity to grow and adapt, whatever the future holds.  Our curriculum is developed by qualified early years’ teachers following the EYFS framework, ensuring that learning is fun, rewarding and effective.  Our highly qualified team use creative approaches indoors and out to develop key skills such as numeracy, literacy, or fine motor skills, working towards school readiness.

Adapting to new settings can be challenging.  Our award-winning team offer incredible warmth and understanding to the little ones in our care and their families.  Children are individually supported to reach their full potential, with activities tailored to their stage and learning style, nurturing confidence and happiness. As the most important people in their child’s life, our parents are closely involved with parent sessions, weekly menus, news and achievements and daily updates from their child’s key worker via the Tapestry app.

The children’s award-winning food is prepared using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.  Our menus, approved by a registered dietician, are both healthy and expose the children to the most amazing foods and flavours.  We were the first nursery to receive the coveted Food for Life Award, meaning we serve babies and young children the best quality, freshly cooked food every day.

We have places available for those receiving 2-year-old childcare funding. To check your eligibility, visit the Cheshire West & Chester website.

Parent Portal

We have an amazing Parent Portal available to all families that enables you to login and see your child’s nursery account. From here, you can check which sessions your child is booked in to attend, see what payments have been received and check any outstanding fees. You can also download copies of individual invoices and receipts for payments, as well as view your entire account history should you have a query.

The Parent Portal can also be used to send messages to our Finance Team and to check details are correct. The messaging facility can be used to inform us of any changes to your personal details.

This facility is for information purposes only and cannot be used to make payments.

To access the Parent Portal, please contact our Finance Team on 0161 980 0003 (ext. 711) and we’ll be happy to set this up for you.

Click here to access the Parent Portal.

Welcome to Elmscot Day Nursery & Nursery School Chester

Come and see us or give us a call 01244 346 456

Opening Hours:

  • Monday 7.45am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 7.45am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 7.45am - 6pm
  • Thursday 7.45am - 6pm
  • Friday 7.45am - 6pm

Address Details:

  • Elmscot Chester Day Nursery and Nursery School
  • Egerton Street
  • Chester
  • CH1 3ND

We are open Monday to Friday (all year except Bank Holidays). We close at 1pm Christmas Eve and reopen on 2 January.

Our Awards

NMT Finalist
Food for Life

Meet the Elmscot Chester Team

Chester Giraffe Room

Casey-Jo Woodward

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Senior Early Years Practitioner BA Hons Childhood & Youth and Social Policy

Jessica Sharrock

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Early Years Practitioner NVQ L4 in Children and Young People’s Workforce

Chester Koala Room

Chester Panda Room

Mrs Pilling

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Pre-School Teacher BA Hons Early Childhood Studies, Early Years Teacher status

Leticia Muniaz-Blanco

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Early Years Practitioner Qualified Teacher Status

Ami Griffiths

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Senior Early Years Practitioner (Maternity Leave) Level 3 Early Learning & Childcare Pathway

Chester Penguin Room

Nikki Dodd

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Senior Early Years Practitioner NNEB Level 3

Kitchen Team

Anne-Marie Bennett

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Nursery Cook

Management Team

Justyna Ogrodniczek

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Acting Manager QTS, EYT, L6 in Leadership and Management in Early Years

Come and see us or give us a call 01244 346 456