The Old Station Nursery latest news

Welcome to the Sandhills Group of nurseries!

December 12th, 2019 by Sarah Steel

We’re really pleased to welcome all 6 of the Sandhills nurseries, which have joined our group in the last week. They comprise of 5 nurseries in Birmingham and 1 in Boston, and we’re delighted to get to know all their children, parents and staff over the next few months.

Welcome to Premier Nurseries!

October 6th, 2019 by Sarah Steel

We are really pleased to have 2 new nurseries joining our family at The Old Station Nursery group. Last week we were delighted to acquire Premier Nurseries in Uxbridge and Iver, offering 62 and 67 places each, and both offering the same high standards of early years education as our other sites. We say a warm welcome to all the children, parents and staff at these nurseries, and look forward to getting to know them better.

This photo shows our MD, Sarah Steel, with the vendors of the nurseries, Jag and Shushma Kumar, outside the Uxbridge nursery. We promise to take good care of them!

‘Outstanding’ again at Filkins!

July 26th, 2019 by Sarah Steel  We are really delighted that in last month’s inspection at Filkins Nursery we were awarded ‘Outstanding’ again by OFSTED. It is so hard to get this grading for a second time, as the inspector is looking for continuous improvement and it can be hard to impress. However, she thought the staff were really fantastic and the report makes great reading. As she said, ‘no child is left behind’. What more could you hope for? Well done to the whole team. 

We had a great celebration at our Faringdon nursery when we were awarded Millie’s Mark for our excellence in First Aid, complete with a visit from Millie the Giraffe. The children were fascinated by the visitor – even our babies, who all wanted to meet her! To find out more about Millie’s Mark do have a look at

Meeting Millie!
Some of the team and children at Faringdon
Even more of us!

We were so pleased to get confirmation this afternoon that we have been awarded Millie’s Mark at both our Gloucestershire nurseries. This recognises our commitment to paediatric first aid and our whole approach to first aid. The scheme is administered by the National Day Nurseries Association on behalf of the Department for Education. We are really chuffed to receive this award for both settings and staff will continue to keep first aid at the centre of their practice and will carry out regular training. If you would like to find out more, please visit

Millie’s Mark


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