Butterflies Day Nursery & Pre-School, North Prenton

Welcoming children aged 0-5 from Prenton, Oxton, Claughton and the surrounding areas, Butterflies Day Nursery and Pre-School specialises in turning little ones into confident learners.

Based in a bright and spacious converted Victorian property with two large outdoor areas, our nursery provides an inspirational environment for children to explore their natural interests.

Facilities

Multi-activity rooms suitable for everything from numeracy lessons to cooking and dance classes

Separate playrooms for mobile and non-mobile babies

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

Exciting gardens with natural areas, sheltered spaces, playhouses and more

Highly qualified staff with DBS checks, safeguarding and first aid training

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

Full time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£286.00 £60.50 £39.00 £38.00

 

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 £6.75 per morning session and £5.75 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.80 per morning session and £0.80 per afternoon session.

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Butterflies
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0151 652 2989

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

20 Kingsmead Road North, Prenton, Birkenhead CH43 6TB

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What families say?

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Amanda W

5 stars

01 October 2023

I am Foster Carer and our little one is delayed in most aspects for his age, all of the staff have really taken time to make a fuss, play and interact with him, so much so I already see a change in his confidence. There is so much to do there. We have decided he will start in babies to help cover an...

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Jarrad

5 stars

27 March 2019

Butterflies is a very well run nursery in all aspects of childcare and development and our Granddaughter is very happy and settled here. All the staff are warm, friendly and supportive of both ourselves and our Grandaughter and they have become part of our family network.

L R

5 stars

25 May 2024

My baby thoroughly enjoys her days at Butterflies Oxton each week. She participates in a wide variety of activities and has come on leaps and bounds since she joined. She enjoys the company of the staff at the nursery and has always been well looked after. We have found all of the staff to be very ki...

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Danielle O

4 stars

06 March 2024

The staff are so lovley, approachable and friendly. The manager is doing a fantastic job, so many positive changes have occured. The children always look like they are having so much fun.

L S

5 stars

17 February 2024

We've had a fantastic experience at Butterflies so far. The staff are incredibly kind and approachable and I have complete faith and trust when leaving our baby with them. The facilities are fantastic. We love the outdoor area and each day our baby comes home having had fun playing with different ex...

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C C

5 stars

17 February 2024

Dropping our daughter off at nursery is a very welcoming experience. Staff check on her wellbeing and she walks into her room without a backwards glance. She has a wonderful time and there is always a variety of activities. Staff have taken the time to get to know her very well and have gone the extr...

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Aby H

4 stars

14 February 2024

The whole time my daughter has been a part of Butterflies Private Day Nursery and Pre-school group, she has always been so happy and content. All the staff have been so supportive with any issues that have come up, e.g. child behaviour that has been challenging or going through a tough period, the st...

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C D

5 stars

13 December 2023

After a difficult couple of years with COVID, the Butterflies team are now well established and working so hard with the kids. Team members take time to tell you what they have been up to and make it as personable as possible. The facilities and food choices are great too.

Nicola M

5 stars

21 November 2023

My child has attended Butterflies Private Day Nursery and Pre-school for over two years now and we can't thank all of the girls and his key worker enough. He has made some really good connections and this allows us to feel at ease sending him to nursery. The outdoor area and indoor variation of learn...

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April T

5 stars

10 October 2023

Our daughter has been going to Butterflies Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Prenton since September 2021 since she was 8 months old. Her key person has been amazing with our daughter since the beginning and has created a special bond going above and beyond to give our daughter the best learning jo...

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Rebecca V

5 stars

04 October 2023

The staff at Butterflies Day Nursery are lovely and I feel like they really care about our little one. The girls in 'tinies' always take the time to tell us what the children have been up to and target activities to what your child is interested in. Our little one loves being outside and enjoys his g...

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A S

5 stars

01 October 2023

I can't thank Butterflies Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Prenton enough for the support they have given me, my family and my children during our years of being there. My daughter started during Covid when I had to just leave her at the door, they made the process so easy and put my mind at ease ...

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Michelle Q

5 stars

28 September 2023

Butterflies Day Nursery is an excellent nursery which I would highly recommend. The staff go above and beyond on a daily basis ensuring the children gain a high-quality education but beyond all else are happy in the setting. My little girl thoroughly enjoys going to nursery and would go every day o...

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J S

5 stars

27 September 2023

We have had a positive experience with Butterflies Private Day Nursery and Pre-school since our daughter started last September. Staff are supportive and it is clear that the needs of children are at the core of everything they do. So much so, our daughter doesn’t want to leave; she’s having so m...

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Rachel M

5 stars

27 September 2023

Both of my older children have attended Butterflies, the eldest has just left and the middle has been there since she was 11 months old. The care provided by the team is fantastic, we chose the nursery as it felt cosy and homelike, and not like some of the bigger chain nurseries which can seem quite ...

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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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