Elmscot Poppies Day Nursery Award-winning practice delivered by experienced practitioners

Welcome to Elmscot Poppies Day Nursery in Knutsford

Elmscot Poppies Day Nursery and Nursery School is located on Sugarpit Lane in Knutsford.

Established in 1996 set in a spacious Victorian house on a tree lined residential road in Knutsford, our nursery is located just a few minutes’ walk away from both the Heath and Tatton Park. Our idyllic location enables much of our time to be spent outdoors in the countryside or our large garden, with artificial safety-grass, separate baby area and a covered area for all weather play.  We share magical experiences, such as going on a deer hunt, creating a woodland musical or Forest school, developing children’s confidence, wellbeing and love of the natural world.

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.

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.

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.

It has a private car park for your convenience.

The nursery is registered for 61 children.

We have places available for those receiving 2 year old childcare funding. To check your eligibility, visit the Cheshire East 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 Poppies Day Nursery in Knutsford

Come and see us or give us a call 01565 977998

Opening Hours:

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

Address Details:

  • Sugarpit Lane
  • Knutsford
  • Cheshire
  • WA16 0NH

Opening Hours: 7.45am-6pm, Monday to Friday (all year except Bank Holidays).
We close at 1pm Christmas Eve and reopen on 2nd January.

Our Awards

Meet the Elmscot Poppies Team

Poppies Team

Helen McCormick

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Management Team

Nursery Manager First Class BA Honors in Early Years Management. Early years Teacher Status.

Rebecca Nightingale

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Sunshine Room

Early Years Practitioner CACHE Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development

Lucy Rothwell

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Sunshine Room

Nursery Assistant

Claire Hardy

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Rainbow Room

Early Years Practitioner CACHE Diploma in Child Care Education

Leann Banks

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Management Team

Deputy Manager CACHE Diploma in Child Care

Laura Herdman

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Rainbow Room

Senior Early Years Practitioner Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Emma Moore

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Starlight Room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3 Childcare Studies

Sharon Tench

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Sunshine Room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ L4 in Early Years Practice

Rebecca Nightingale

Elmscot Poppies

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 Children's Learning & Development

Poppies Rainbow Room

Claire Hardy

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Rainbow Room

Early Years Practitioner CACHE Diploma in Child Care Education

Laura Herdman

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Rainbow Room

Senior Early Years Practitioner Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Poppies Starlight Room

Emma Moore

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Starlight Room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3 Childcare Studies

Poppies Sunshine Room

Rebecca Nightingale

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Sunshine Room

Early Years Practitioner CACHE Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning & Development

Lucy Rothwell

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Sunshine Room

Nursery Assistant

Sharon Tench

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Sunshine Room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ L4 in Early Years Practice

Management Team

Helen McCormick

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Management Team

Nursery Manager First Class BA Honors in Early Years Management. Early years Teacher Status.

Leann Banks

Elmscot Poppies | Elmscot Poppies Management Team

Deputy Manager CACHE Diploma in Child Care

Come and see us or give us a call 01565 977998