The Old Station Nursery latest news

Our Innsworth nursery is ‘outstanding’ say OFSTED

November 15th, 2016 by Sarah Steel

dsc_0245We are really delighted to have just received our OFSTED inspection report for The Old Station Nursery, Innsworth. The inspector judged us ‘outstanding’ in all areas and said, “staff are highly motivated and fully committed to supporting children to reach their full potential. Children explore with great enthusiasm and are actively involved in their learning in the highly stimulating welcoming environment.’

Needless to say, we are so pleased and I’d like to say a huge well done to our nursery manager, Julie Rees, and are super team. Well done to all of you!

To read the full report please go to: Ofsted report

Little Ndaba Animals!

June 29th, 2016 by Sarah Steel

We are very excited to be supporting a women’s charity in Lusaka, Zambia, who make lovely organic, knitted children’s toys.  Ndaba is a common word in Africa that means a gathering, usually joyous and social. Anyone who buys a Little Ndaba animal goes a long way towards spreading this joy! Little Ndabaintro1DSC_0194






Have a look at the different animals available and just e-mail if you’d like to buy any of them and we’ll send you details. Thank you so much for your support. Little Ndaba Animals

MD Sarah Steel nominated in industry Top 10

May 24th, 2016 by Sarah Steel

We are very proud of our Managing Director, Sarah Steel, who has just been nominated as one of the UK’s ‘Top 10 Influencers’ in Early Years by Nursery Management Today Magazine. Sarah has been recognised for her hard work in representing fellow nursery owners and all early years tea20151013_092924ms, both with the National Day Nurseries Association and as a member of various government forums. She continues to strive for quality across the early years sector and this includes the on-going challenge of securing fair funding from the government for funded childcare places. Sarah will attend a dinner at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf in June to receive her award and is delighted to be recognised in this way.

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Top 10 award for Filkins Nursery

March 15th, 2016 by Sarah Steel

The team at our Filkins Nursery were delighted to be named today as one of the 10 most recommended nurseries in the South East by These recommendations are made by parents, who rate the nursery on their satisfaction and make comments to help other parents to chose a nursery. The team at Filkins are really proud of the relationships they enjoy with all their parents and are extremely pleased to be listed in the Top 10 again. Do read all about it at:

Filkins Nursery shortlisted for National Award

March 30th, 2015 by Sarah Steel

We are thrilled that Filkins Nursery has been shortlisted as a finalist for National Day Nurseries Association ‘Nursery of the Year’ award. We’re waiting for a judge to visit over the next couple of weeks and then we will find out at a gala dinner in June. We’ll keep you posted, but for now, a huge thank you to all the parents who nominated us. To find out more about the awards visit:



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