We Have Vacancies!

Give us a call if you are interested in a place at the nursery!

Session times from September (2020):

AM: 0900-1200

PM: 1245-1545

Short Full Day: 0900-1500

Long Full Day: 0900-1545

Breakfast Club: 0830-0900

Late Finish: 1500-1545

We are open during the term time and offer additional sessions (during the holidays) in our sister setting (The Barn Day Nursery).

Sessions in bold: you can use your funded hours.


Our session times have been adjusted to make time for additional cleaning. Please contact us for more information.

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About us

We are a small family operating in St Ives (The Barn Day Nursery), St Erth (St Erth Nursery) and also Birmingham (Headstart Day Nursery). Our aim is to provide exceptional education and care for our children; we draw on over 50 years experience teaching children and we are very excited for this opportunity to serve the community of St Erth.

We opened our doors in November 2018, taking over from the previous owners (previously 'St Erth Childcare Centre'). When children come to our nursery, they will flourish, grow, be nurtured and gain skills from our unique approach to teaching. We firmly believe that all children are unique and understand the need to tailor education to make learning fun and engaging. To find out more about our approach, click on 'About' &  'Our Curriculum' to find out more!

Our Ethos

We consider our most important role is providing a highly nurturing environment where children are loved and feel happy and safe. Here, we have a strong community spirit and give children opportunities and experiences that are unique. We actively participate in community events.


“It takes a village to raise a child”

We recognise that every child is an individual and carefully plan exciting and engaging activities that promote a love for learning for life! We love to get out of the nursery to experience what is on offer in the village. We regularly go to the Post Office, ASDA, Clay Pits, Park and Church.

“Play is at the heart of all that we do!”

We aim to prepare all children to become confident individuals, eager for the next stage in their life; getting ready for school life and beyond!  Our daily routine is fun and promotes learning through play; in a balance of child-initiated and adult lead activities which are fun, exciting and challenging.

“We are all beautiful”

We value each and every child as unique individuals. Our pedagogy centres on children's interests which we use to create exciting opportunities to extend knowledge and understanding in every area of learning

Additionally, we have exceptional links with our neighbouring school:

In the summer term, we take a group of children to visit the reception class each week so that they become aware of their new environment and are prepared for school in the subsequent term. 

Our teaching pedagogy

(How we teach)

Within our nurseries, you will see that our teaching reflects our commitment to fostering children's interests and curiosities. We help develop children's knowledge and understanding through a balance of adult-led and child initiated activities within an open, well resourced environment; this is to ensure that children are given the best opportunity to succeed and are ready for the next stage of learning. Additionally, we have very close links with our neighbouring school:

In the summer term, we take a group of children to visit the reception class each week so that they become aware of their new environment and are prepared for school in the subsequent term. 

We are very outdoor focussed within our nurseries. We like to work closely in the different communities; taking chilren out of the setting on a weekly basis.

30 Hours FUNDED Childcare & Tax Free Childcare

At St Erth, we take accept FUNDED childcare places for children aged 2-5. Your child may be eligible for the following:

2 Year Olds: Up to 15 hours

3-5 Year Olds: Up to 30 hours

To apply & for more inforation, go to


Find us


A Message from Us:

We are commited to providing exceptional quality childcare for all of our children. We have an 'open door' policy meaning that you can pop in at any time to talk. If you have compliments to make, we'd love to hear them! As well as suggestions for activities and outings. In the unlikely event that you may have a greivance, please come and speak with us; we will work very hard to ensure that yours (and your childs) needs are met.

Useful Forms (you will need these for induction)

Certificate of

Training Excellence

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