Choosing a childcare setting is an extremely personal choice and each family has particular needs and wants from a childcare setting. Some families are suited to nurseries, some child minders and some find pre-schools are the perfect choice for them. The key to finding your perfect fit is to think about what values are most important to you and your family and find a setting that share those.

Here are just some of the benefits that we offer our families

• Long opening hours; open 7am-6.30 pm.

• Full day, half day and short day sessions available.

• Flexibility for sessions including Term time only places and ad-hoc sessions.

• Optional Lunch and Tea. You can opt out of nursery meals to keep costs down.

• Sibling and full-time place discounts available.

• Wrap around care when you child goes to school.

• Optional trips out in the community organised regularly.

• Peaceful countryside location with easy access from the A19 for commuters.

• Lovely converted barn setting with a fantastic outside space.

• Great links with local schools and pre-schools.

• Nurturing, imaginative, dedicated and highly qualified team.



We are very strong advocates of teaching children to form healthy habits from the earliest age. We nurture these by prioritising:

Outdoor play and nature bathing

Regular exercise and movement

Mental health and wellbeing

Environment and community links

Friendship and kindness

Acknowledging each child’s unique voice

Our lunch, tea and snack menus are planned to ensure that each meal is packed full of nutrients as well as being delicious. We have one 'plant based' day each week and source all of our meat products from a local butcher ensuring traceability; from farm to fork

Example Menu

‘Vegan’ Monday

Lentil & Veg Shepherds Pie Vegan chocolate Brownies
Veggie Fingers & Beans Fruit Cocktail


Greek Lamb Kofta Kebabs Lemon Cake
Jacket Potatoes with Veg Sticks Yoghurt


Pesto & Chicken Meatball Pasta Bake Homemade Banana Ice-Cream

Variety of Sandwiches & Veg Sticks Oaty Raisin Cookies


Tuna Fishcake, New Potatoes & Peas Summer Fruit Fool
Pitta Pizzas & Veg Sticks Orange Jelly


Sausages with Wedges & Veg Flapjack
Mini Quiches Cheese & Grapes





Foundation Degree:
Early Childhood Studies

Since coming to work at Orchard Trees Day Nursery in 2010, I have worked my way through the ranks to become Manager in 2014, finally getting the amazing opportunity to take over the setting in 2017.
I still take an active role in the day to day running of the setting and working on the ‘shop floor’ with the children. I think its so important that as the head of the setting, I know every child and family and make a special effort to create nurturing relationships with every child in our care.
Running a nursery is so much more than a business, I am passionate about giving every child the best possible start in life.




Level 4 Early Years
Certificate of Higher Education

I have worked in early years for over 25 years, 15 of which as a nursery manager, and there is nothing more rewarding than being a childcarer. Watching babies grow and flourish into confident and independent young people and knowing that I have made a real difference in a child’s life- that is what it’s all about.