Barnwood Day Nursery & Pre-School, Gloucester

Set in a magnificent Tudor building and located close to both Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Gloucester City Centre, Partou Barnwood’s ideal location makes it highly popular amongst parents living and working in the local area.

But being easy-to-reach is not the only thing that makes our nursery great! From our large spacious playrooms to exciting outdoor areas, every aspect has been designed to engage children and encourage learning development.

Facilities

A setting full of exciting environments that awaken creativity, stimulate learning and develop essential skills

A fabulous curriculum tailored around the needs and interests of each child 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

Spacious garden area, well equipped for all ages to explore and enjoy

Private parking, making it safe and easy to drop off your little ones

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 & nutrition

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

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 3 £262.50 £55.25 £29.75 £28.75
3+ £252.50 £53.25 £29.25 £28.75

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • 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 £5.75 per morning session and £4.75 per afternoon session.

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Barnwood
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01452 610979

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Chestnuts Day Nursery - Barnwood, 148 Barnwood Rd, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3JT

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What families say?

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Chloe R

5 stars

05 March 2024

My son absolutely loves Chestnuts. He's been coming 3/4 days a week since 5 months old and has developed so much since starting. I'd highly recommend it to any parent!

Sophie D

5 stars

23 February 2024

When pregnant I had booked into another nursery, not knowing what really to look for in a nursery. Upon my child's birth, I didn't think that nursery would be the right fit for him. Now he has started Chestnuts and has been there for 3 months. He loves it. He was a very clingy child so I was nervous ...

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S U

5 stars

23 January 2024

My son started in December, and I was very apprehensive about sending him to nursery, as any first-time mum would be. The girls at Chesnuts made me feel so reassured that my son would be in the best hands. Only two months in, and he's settled in so well, progressing every day. I love hearing about h...

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J P

5 stars

21 August 2023

We moved to Chestnuts in the spring, after our previous nursery closed unexpectedly. They were fabulous and really looked after my little boy, who struggled initially with the change. The staff in the 1-2 room have been excellent and we get detailed handovers and good online records. I feel confiden...

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Vicky E

4 stars

16 August 2023

My son is really enjoying his time in Chestnuts. He gets along with everyone. He is learning every day. You guys are doing a great job. Keep up the great work. If there was any criticism it would be that sometimes the wait at the front door is lengthy.

S B

4 stars

16 August 2023

My son has been attending here for two and half years. There has been a lot of change, but now there is stable management and less staff turnover (which I think happens at lots of nurseries) things are so much better. He enjoys every day he goes and is very happy. Staff have been very supportive of b...

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J D

4 stars

16 August 2023

Our daughter has been at Chestnuts since she was 11 months old and is now in preschool. We chose Chestnuts originally as it was an independent family-run business. They were great through Covid, but then shortly after were taken over by Just Childcare and there was a great deal of change in managemen...

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Sarah C

4 stars

17 July 2023

The team at Chestnuts is great, we have been through a big period of change and multiple staff changes but the manager has led this change well and come out positive on the back of it. The next step is to continue the consistency for the children. My children have loved their time there, we have seen...

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N K

5 stars

19 May 2023

My family is thankful and we appreciate a lot every effort and patience and care from every member of staff to our son. The atmosphere is amazing, friendly, well organised, all the staff smile and always ready to help. It is a big fun for kids, I can see the development of my child, his English skill...

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Z J

5 stars

13 May 2023

Our son is very happy at Chestnuts Barnwood Day Nursery. The staff are all so friendly and clearly know my son very well and care very much for him. He always talks enthusiastically about the fun activities he has done at nursery and the lovely ladies looking after him. We are so glad we chose Chestn...

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C P

5 stars

12 May 2023

We have sent our son to this nursery since he turned 1. Shortly after, there was a change in management and throughout the upheaval, the staff have shone through their dedication to the children in the face of difficult conditions. Now he is in preschool and we are so happy we stayed with Chestnuts B...

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Helen P

5 stars

11 May 2023

Excellent nursery! My son moved from another nursery after an awful time there. He settled in well and we noticed an almost immediate improvement in his development. The staff are welcoming and know every child's name, regardless if they care for them or not. The staff also support parents with r...

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T R

4 stars

11 May 2023

On the whole, our experience at Chestnuts Barnwood Day Nursery has been a good one. With the pandemic, take over and subsequent staff churn, it proved to be a tricky time for all involved. Recently, I have found that some of the staff a bit standoffish and will only engage if it suits them. Handovers...

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Jasmine P

5 stars

11 May 2023

My son has been to this nursery for just over two years now and he loves it so much. Every morning he expresses to me how excited he is to go to nursery to see his friends, eat his favourite foods and play with all the toys. Recently they have refurbished the garden and it looks phenomenal. I love ho...

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Karina W

5 stars

11 May 2023

Amazing and very friendly team! Senior management are very informative with updates. My daughter is very happy within the environment! Can’t fault them! My only issue is with car parking - I know they have gained access to the church car park opposite recently but there is no safe crossing place o...

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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.

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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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