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“ Caring as much as you do for your children and always going the extra mile for Early Years Education ”

About Us


The Day Nursery is located in Peterborough City Centre.  We care for 3 month old babies’ up to 5 year old pre-school children.
The Day Nursery offers high standards parents have come to expect from a modern nursery along with the support and education that children require in order to develop and flourish.
With an understanding of how important it is to place your child in the correct nursery, owner Lynne Blyth has incorporated some unique special features into The Day Nursery, which come as standard with all nursery places.

In addition to an outstanding environment for learning and development, the Day Nursery features:

  • FREE dropping off and picking up point on Trinity Street
  • Re-modelled outside play area
  • Nursery lending book & game library
  • Specialist child friendly computer equipment
  • Fantastic sensory room
  • Bio-metric front door entry system
  • Safe and secure webcams throughout nursery.  Parents of children attending nursery are able to log on to see their child.  Please note parents only have access to their child’s room, on the days and times their child is in nursery
  • Registered for 64 children
  • We have been trading since 2005
  • We have an excellent reputation.  We are a family run business (not part of a nursery chain)
  • Monthly invoices are emailed to parents
  • Monthly newsletters are emailed to parents and also displayed around nursery
  • FREE leaving party for the pre-school, school leavers




Opening hours

•    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 6.30pm
•    Open 51 weeks a year.
•    Closed on Bank Holidays and for 1 week between Christmas and
     New Year.

We offer full-time and part-time sessions.

We provide free settling-in sessions.

Management team Structure:

•    Nursery Owner
•    Early Years Manager
•    Business Manager
•    Early Years Co-Ordinator


The low-level area of the kitchen for the children




The outside garden play area


Payments & Fees

•    No registration fees
•    Deposits are required to secure your child’s place
•    Payment Methods:

- Childcare vouchers
- Debit card
- Standing orders
- Internet bank payments, (directly into nursery bank account)
- 2/3 & 4 year old government funding

Invoices are emailed to parents at the beginning of the month.  We accept payments on a weekly, fortnightly, and monthly basis but all payments for the month’s nursery fees MUST be paid by the 21st of the month.  

Fees include the cost of all meals, except for Baby milk formula, which you will need to provide.  Fees do not include nappies, so you will need to bring in nappies/pull ups and wipes (you can leave these at nursery as each child has their own nappy basket



Extra Activities

As we feel that this is very important for the children’s development, all of the following classes are free to the parent, with nursery paying the cost.

Dance Classes

We have a dance teacher who comes into nursery every other week (during term time only) to do dance classes with the all of the children in every room.  The dance teacher holds Associate teaching qualifications with the ISTD and IDTA dance societies. These classes will be on an every other Thursday mornings during term time only.  

Sports Coaching

We have a sports coach who comes into nursery every other Monday (on alternate weeks to the dance tutor) during term time only, to run sports classes with the children in Room 4 and in Pre-school.  

The children will have a head start in learning many new skills before attending school including teamwork, hand & eye co-ordination, motor skills, improvement of balance & co-ordination as well as posture, development of cognitive skills, increased self-confidence, improved social skills, and above all, have lots of fun!   Children will learn to work as a team and play fairly.  Each session will consist of a fun warm up, main activity and a fun warm down.




General Walks
We arrange various walks/outings in the local area, based on the planned activities with the children.  They often go to the river to feed the ducks and have also visited the train and bus stations as part of one of our monthly ‘Transport’ theme.

The children like to go and see their favourite characters when they visit Peterborough such as Peppa Pig and Father Christmas.

Peterborough Cathedral – The children regularly go for walks around the picturesque cathedral grounds and often sit on the grass to enjoy their favourite snacks. The older children go to watch the annual Christmas Nativity at Peterborough Cathedral and parents are welcome to come along too!

Central Library - the children enjoy borrowing books that are linked to our monthly topics and language of the month. They also participate in workshops such as Makaton, mask making and face painting.

Peterborough Museum – we are lucky enough to be situated next door to the museum and the children enjoy looking around at the latest exhibits.

Pets at Home – we organise pre-arranged visits to Pets at Home.  All ages of children love going to see their favourite pets and with the Pets at home staff assistance, the children have handled rabbits, guinea pigs and even snakes! The babies love watching the fish swim around.

Shopping – the children visit local shops, supermarkets and Peterborough Market to buy their own ingredients for cooking activities.

Pizza Express- when we focused on Italy for our language of the month, we organised a visit to Pizza Express in which the Pre School children had fun being chefs for their day, tasting fresh ingredients and making their own pizzas.

Central Park – the children enjoy visiting Central Park for a picnic and play when the weather is nice.


We have a full time chef who prepares all of the food, fresh on a daily basis. All our menus are planned using School Food Trust “Eat Better, Start Better voluntary programme”.  

Children start learning about food at a very early age. The messages they receive during this time lay the foundations for the choices they make about food as they move up to school and beyond.

The food and drink guidelines set out how often, how much, and which type of food and drink should be provided to children aged one up to five years, across the day. The guidelines are based on four food-groups (starchy foods, fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and other non-dairy sources of protein and milk and dairy foods). Following these voluntary food and drink guidelines will help to ensure the nutritional requirements of children are met.

Establishing healthy eating habits during children’s early years is very important, as these influence growth, development and academic achievement in later life. We provide an opportunity to help children eat well, enjoy a varied diet, and establish healthy eating habits to take with them into their school years and beyond.

We can cater for all allergy & cultural requirements; we also promote low salt, low sugar and very often do dairy free food.

One of the Day Nursery's Pre-School rooms



© Copyright 2014 The Day Nursery Peterborough Ltd
Registered in England; Registered Number: 05299408  |   Registered Office: 9 Commerce Road, Lynchwood, Peterborough PE2 6LR
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