Abacus nursery is a family run business; the owners opened the nursery in January 1996 and majority of our staff have been with us for many years. 

100% of our staff hold the minimum qualification required by Ofsted to be solely responsible for children (level 3 nursery nurses), with many more having level 4 qualifications, others with degrees, teacher status for the early years and additional qualifications in management and health and safety.

The family have invested heavily in the nursery over the years and Abacus can accommodate approximately 100 children between the ages of 0 – 5 years.

Our misson

It has always been our prime aim to ensure that our children are safe and happy. In order to achieve this, we work in partnership with our children’s parents and carers, and any other people that are paramount to their well-being.

When children feel safe, happy and cared for, they then have the confidence to explore and develop. Our children primarily learn through a balance of child-led and adult-led activities.

Why choose Abacus?

Choosing a nursery for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We strive to ensure that parents and carers are confident that we will continue to provide the care, support and opportunities that parents and family members provide at home, allowing children to develop on an individual level. Our prime aims and philosophies include…

To work in close
partnership with parents

We are available at all times to discuss any aspects of your child(ren’s) development in a sensitive, supporting and caring manner. We plan regular family sessions in which our staff and parents together engage our children and their siblings in fun and meaningful activities.

Happy children are our number one priority

Children who are happy are open and receptive to learning. Staff who are happy, enthusiastic, skilled and experienced will provide an inviting, fun and relevant environment in which children can flourish.

Motivational and engaging learning techniques

Children learn more effectively when they learn through play and the activities are fun, exciting, interesting and at their own personal level of development/relevant to their needs and interests at any given time.

Respond to children’s and families’ individual needs

All children and families are unique and therefore the attention, opportunities and support that they receive should reflect this. We look forward to getting to know our children, their families’ and friends.

Children should be instrumental
in their learning

Opportunities are provided for children to plan their own activities and take responsibility for the decisions they make (and their consequences).


The children’s achievements are celebrated by their peers and adults. Reward systems and praise are continuous and varied.

Meet the staff

It’s important to know who will be working with and teaching your children through these early years. Our staff are confident and committed to keep your little ones safe and sound.

Our staff

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We're proud of our 'Outstanding' assessment from our two recent Ofsted Reports, April 2013 and August 2016.

Ofsted reports