A leading day nursery in Gloucester for babies and children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. 

Our Barnwood Nursery operates from a spacious, homely, detached property, set in large, secure grounds, conveniently located on one of the main routes leading into Gloucester city centre. 

A safe, happy and comfortable environment for your children 

The nursery offers lots of indoor and outdoor space for the children’s activities, including dedicated wet/messy play and eating areas, designated base rooms for each age group, and a large, enclosed garden with challenging play equipment and many exploration areas, including a mud kitchen! 
The base rooms are organised to enable even the very youngest children to choose their activities and help themselves to the resources they need, allowing them to develop a level of independence under careful supervision. 
Babies have their own peaceful sleep room and bright, cheerful dining, play and changing areas. 

Our Base Rooms 

"Young children are confident and enjoy being able to move around the room freely, which helps their early walking skills." 
"Staff provide a good range of activities to help children develop early literacy skills such as sand for making marks, paints, books and pens and paper." 
"The children are motivated and eager to learn." 
"Children gain the skills they need for future learning and their future move to school." 
All quotes are from our Ofsted inspection, March 2019 

Our programme of activities includes: 

Regular rugby sessions given by qualified external teachers on a rolling schedule. 
Local Gloucester Trips 
Local trips and outings e.g. to the library, supermarket or park are regularly planned to support themes in the children’s learning. 
Birthday Celebrations 
Celebration of each child’s birthday with a birthday cake and card. 
Community Involvement 
We are fortunate to have built strong links within the local community and the children regularly enjoy visits from the fire brigade and police, invitations to special events at a nearby retirement home and involvement in performances for parents and friends at a local church. 
Festival Celebrations 
Celebrating festivals from a variety of cultures, to help the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them and introduce them to new foods, music, languages etc. in a positive context. 

What else do we do for the children in our care? 

Breakfast, lunch and tea enjoyed as social occasions, with the children seated in groups around small tables in the dining areas. 
Morning and afternoon snacks and drinks: these are made available for the children to help themselves when they are ready. 
Encouraging the children to clean their teeth after meals. 
Establishing regular toileting routines that encourage early independence. 

Food & Drink 

We are passionate about the importance of establishing healthy eating patterns early in children’s lives and design our menus to offer a varied, tasty and nutritionally balanced diet. 
Our aims are to help the children to learn about the food they eat, encourage them to try a wide variety of tastes and textures and to enjoy the social aspects of mealtimes with their friends. 
Our nursery menu works on a 4-week rota and is reviewed seasonally. Click here to see our menu. 
Our nursery chefs prepare all meals and snacks daily in the Barnwood Nursery kitchen, using fresh ingredients. We cater for all allergies, intolerances, cultural requirements and any additional food preferences, and our chefs are happy to meet with parents to discuss individual needs. 
Importantly, the Food Standards Agency has inspected our catering facilities and procedures, and awarded our Barnwood Nursery a 5-star 'Very Good' rating. 
Nursery mealtimes are: 
Breakfast 8.00am – 8.30am 
Lunch 11.45am – 12.45pm 
Tea 3.45pm – 4.15pm 
In addition, a morning and afternoon snack and drink are offered to the children, and water is available at all times for them to help themselves whenever they want it. 


We ask parents to provide formula or breast milk in clearly labelled bottles for those children who need it, until they are able to drink cow’s milk. 
Your child’s key person will be happy to advise on and fully support you in weaning your child, and we will provide home-cooked, pureed and mashed foods until his or her digestive system can manage the full range of foods on our menu. 

Nursery Pricing 

Please contact us for a quotation, individually tailored to your specific needs. 
However, to give you an idea of the sort of pricing we typically charge, the fully inclusive cost of a full time (8.30am-5.30pm) place at our Barnwood Nursery is currently £1195 per month. Additional hours are available and charged per half hour. 
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Offers & Discounts 

Government-funded Care & Education 
Government funded 9-month, 2-, 3- and 4-year-old places are available for any nursery session subject to eligibility and availability. We make an additional services charge to cover the cost of meals, snacks and other consumables and services provided during government-funded sessions which are not included in the funding rates we receive from Gloucestershire County Council to provide the government’s funded childcare offer. The additional service charge is £20.00 per full day session, £14 per short day session and £10 per half day session. 
We will continue to offer a limited number of fully funded 15-hour places in each age group. Please contact a member of the nursery management team to check availability and book or join the waiting list for these sessions. 
Family Discount 
10% off the eldest child’s fees where two children from the same family attend nursery regularly. 
Full Time Discount 
Our published rates include a further discount for a full-time place. 

Register For Our Waiting List 

If you have any questions or are interested in coming along for a visit to see the nursery in action, please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you. 
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