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Welcome to Mereside Farm Children's Nursery

Mereside Farm Children’s Nursery, one of Shirley's longest standing nurseries and undoubtedly one of the biggest kept secrets, is based from an old farm house and outbuilding and nestled in an enviable position surrounded by fields, with an abundance of open space where wildlife  is seen daily (including families of Ducks and Geese) and horses live and play, yet can be found along a track only 400 yards down Peterbrook road off the main high street.

The Nursery is registered with Ofsted to provide high quality care and education for children from the ages of 3 months to 5 years.

Our recent Ofsted inspection (April 2016) rated us as GOOD with the inspector stating a "strong good", highlighting that;

• We are "committed to offering high-quality provision for children"

• We "plan a good balance of activities based on children's interests and needs"

• We make full use of our outdoor environment and "Children spend much time playing outdoors where they learn to manage risks safely and develop their physical skills"

• "Children enjoy their time in the well-organised learning environment where they freely explore and investigate. Children engage well and learn to cooperate with their friends. They enjoy making choices about their play. Children are making good progress in their learning"

To view our Ofsted inspection report please select info and then "Ofsted inspection report"

Our staff, with the exception of our apprentice, are all experienced and qualified to level 3 NVQ in childcare, plus all hold basic food hygiene and paediatric first aid certificates (in addition to many other qualifications), with several having been at the nursery for 8 or 9 years, and Chris (our Deputy Manager) having spent 15 years at Mereside, who together with experienced Manager Terri Carter and hands on owner Ruth Lowe, provide the dedicated and experienced care that is paramount for every child.

Check out our parent reviews

We are proud of our work but you don’t just have to take our word for how good our childcare and early years education is, you can check out our referals on our web site by clicking on the "testimonials" tab above or by checking out Day Nurseries independent user reviews.

All reviews have been submitted through the independent website and are subject to the terms and conditions.

To share your experience of Mereside Farm Children's Nursery, click into testimonials and enter your review onto our website, or create a review on by by clicking on this link; "create a review".

Thank You for looking at our web site and we look forward to welcoming you at Mereside Farm Children's Nursery.


Mereside Farm Children's Nursery