Alexandra Day Nursery & Pre-School, Redditch

Perfectly located for NHS Staff as well as families throughout Redditch, Partou Alexandra is a purpose-built day nursery and pre-school that stands within the grounds of Alexandra Hospital.

As a team, we work incredibly hard to deliver fun, engaging learning experiences that allow the children in our care to learn key skills and develop into confident young learners.

Facilities

An exciting curriculum tailored around the individual needs and interests of each child

Strong parent partnerships with regular chats and online updates informing you of your child’s progress

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

A fantastic outdoor space that allows children to play in the fresh air and enhance their physical experience

Highly qualified, experienced staff who put the needs and interests of children first

Funded childcare places available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food and menus

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

£6.50 hourly rate – sessions booked by hour – same rate all ages

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £2.50 per morning session and £1.50 per afternoon session.

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Alexandra
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01527 507963

Open Mon - Fri, 6.45am to 6.00pm

Smileys Redditch (Alexandra Hospital), Woodrow Drive, Redditch, UK

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What families say?

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G R

5 stars

01 June 2024

My daughter has been attending this nursery since she was 10 months old and now is 4 soon to be 5 and starting school In September. I can not express how amazing she has progressed since day one of being a part of such a wonderful nursery and the fun she has had along the way, she came on leap and b...

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G C

5 stars

30 May 2024

My son has settled in very quickly! The staff are lovely, friendly and really professional. They are always at the door on time, which is important when you need to go to work. They are always happy to see him and keep me up to date on his progress at the nursery. Overall, really happy with the nur...

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Clair F

5 stars

09 April 2024

I have had 3 children at Smiley's Creche so we have been here since 2016! From day 1 they made us feel part of the Nursery/Family, and they have given the children a wonderful environment to learn. The staff are so supportive, even with additional needs identified for my daughter they were so happy t...

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J F

5 stars

26 March 2024

Smileys are more than just a care provider, Smileys are a welcoming family. The manager and her team always go above and beyond, providing outstanding care and learning experiences for my little one. This is reflected in the conversations I have with my little one who often talks about the ladies w...

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Johanna W

5 stars

25 March 2024

Our daughter has been at Smiley’s since she was 1 (she’s now 3) and absolutely loves it. She is so excited for nursery days and happily skips in. She has lots of fun there and is absolutely thriving. The staff always greet us with a big smile and have a great level of professionalism and care. Th...

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L G

5 stars

21 March 2024

I have used Smileys Nursery for two of my children over the last four years now. I absolutely love all the staff that work here. I feel that they always listen to me and take on board any requests that I have. During the settling-in period, I rang multiple times just to check that my son was ok. They...

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Ellyse C

5 stars

16 February 2024

I would like to say Smileys Nursery has been absolutely amazing for our little boy. They have been incredibly supportive and informative, integrating our baby into nursery. I, as a mum, found it difficult parting with my baby and having to return to work. However, the nursery has been so welcoming a...

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Esther B

5 stars

16 February 2024

My son went to Smileys Nursery from 3 years old until he started school last year. We loved it as soon as we went to see it, especially the huge effort they make with keeping toys wooden rather than plastic and teaching the children things like recycling. The absolute best thing about this nursery ...

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H L

5 stars

15 February 2024

My children have attended Smileys for the last eight years now and honestly, they’ve been like a second family! The ladies treat every child like their own and have given them such a head start before attending first school. Plenty on the premises for the children to learn from. Would recommend thi...

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Lauren T

5 stars

15 February 2024

Smileys is a fantastic nursery! Both of my children attended from 2018 up until 2023. The staff at Smileys are amazing and passionate about supporting the children and nurturing them to reach their full potential. Since leaving nursery, my children are thriving at school with their new adventure a...

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Danielle B

5 stars

14 February 2024

Could not be happier with Smileys! All of the staff are incredible, you can really tell they care about the children and their development. Our daughter was offered settling-in sessions which helped with the transition of her starting properly. The baby room is wonderful, so many things for the chi...

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Anisa K

5 stars

08 February 2024

My son started in the toddler room and he has developed very well. He sits and eats his dinner independently. The teachers have done a wonderful job with him. His social skills have developed extremely well, he interacts with other children and adults. He has warmed to the preschool room and enjoys i...

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A D

5 stars

07 February 2024

I started using the nursery in 2020 and it was the best decision ever. The staff at Smileys feel like aunties looking after my boys. The service they provide is outstanding you can book according to your shift pattern. They had a challenging time with the building works which disrupted parents drop...

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Charlotte W

5 stars

01 February 2024

Having heard such positive comments about Smileys Nursery from friends and family, I knew it was a nursery I wanted to view for my son, from the first viewing I had about a year ago, I knew I wanted him on the waiting list to start September 2023. Settling in was tough for my son, but with the caring...

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Karla B

5 stars

31 January 2024

My son absolutely loves going to preschool four days a week. The girls are amazing and have been amazing with my son since joining the toddler room. We get regular updates on progression along with daily updates when I collect him. He loves exploring in the garden and is slowly trying to do more acti...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.

Compassion

In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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