Curiosity Corner Day Nursery & Pre-School, Southport

Situated on Scarisbrick New Road in Southport, Partou Curiosity Day Nursery and Pre-School is easily accessible to families within the surrounding areas of Liverpool and Preston.

Visitors to our nursery will notice that we stand out from many others due to our love for recycled and real-life materials which we use to create authentic treasures that spark children’s imaginations and encourage development.


Unique indoor areas full of interesting open-ended resources that awaken children’s creativity

Fun learning activities planned around the individual needs and interests of each child

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

Natural outdoor spaces perfect for hands-on garden and exploration

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with 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
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£286.00 £59.00 £31.50 £31.50


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 £6.50 per morning session and £4.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.70 per morning session and £0.70 per afternoon session.

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Curiosity Corner
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01704 884088

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

63A Scarisbrick New Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6PA

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What families say?

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Aimee G

5 stars

09 January 2019

Lovely nursery and friendly helpful staff, nothing is ever too much trouble. My Goddaughter has been coming here for 6 months now and she has come on so much, her key person is great and meets her every need, I hear all about the things that she has been doing and see photos regularly, her day’s lo...

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5 stars

17 April 2023

Our little one really loves coming to Nursery, they allowed us to do an enhanced transition for him and have been so flexible around his start time etc. The staff are all welcoming and friendly and he loves all the activities they get upto.

Nicola R

2 stars

04 February 2024

We were at this nursery for around 3 months and have since left after a huge safeguarding issue happened and management didn’t follow the correct procedures or seem bothered. Nice big ‘field’ in the garden which was almost never used - they went outside a handful of times in the months my chil...

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Lizzy D

5 stars

22 January 2024

Could not recommend this nursery enough! The staff are amazing and always give great advice or guidance! My little boy loves going and is so well looked after, the meals are always well prepared and there is always a good range of different dishes! Would recommend to anyone!

Katie H

5 stars

22 April 2023

Absolutely brilliant nursery with staff that go above and beyond for each child. My little boy absolutely loves going to nursery and runs in every morning. They have made him feel safe and comfortable to be himself. Always supporting myself and Dad and how we can help him with his additional needs.


5 stars

21 April 2023

My daughter loves it! Great, caring and trusted team caring for my little girl. It makes me happy and content whilst I leave her playing and learning when I go to work. Her key worker is a lovely lady and it is lovely to see my child so happy, thank you!

Laura B

5 stars

05 April 2023

A clean and well-equipped nursery providing plenty of activities for the children to engage in. The staff at The Big Picture Private Day Nursery have created a warm and nurturing environment for the children. My daughter loves it here.


5 stars

02 April 2023

We have recently moved to The Big Picture and we couldn't be happier. The staff are so caring and think of all kinds of fun and educational things to do with the children. The nursery is really well equipped and feels different to other nurseries. The curiosity approach captures the imagination of th...

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Jade S

5 stars

31 March 2023

We moved our daughter from another nursery to The Big Picture Day Nursery due to her previous nursery not meeting her needs. She is autistic. From the minute we visited the nursery, we knew it was where we wanted our daughter to be. The manager and staff were reassuring and kind and worked with us to...

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Lisa C

5 stars

31 March 2023

Our little boy loves The Big Picture so much, having started in October last year. We looked around many nurseries before we chose this and the manager was so patient showing us around and answering all of our questions. He’s just moved up to the 2-3 room and I can see his confidence glowing from...

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Gemma S

5 stars

31 March 2023

I am delighted with my daughter's settling process. Her room (pandas) is set out well and the children always have lots of fun learning opportunities. The staff are friendly, caring and helpful. The digital learning journey is a great way to keep up to date with my daughter's progress. The Big Pictur...

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5 stars

31 March 2023

Absolutely an amazing nursery. All the staff go above and beyond. Nothing is ever too much for them. From the first look around to my child starting, the staff have been amazing. I was very nervous leaving my child for the first time but I was reassured and so glad I picked The Big Picture. Than...

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Natalia H

5 stars

14 March 2023

My little boy had never been to a nursery before and was shy, since coming to The Big Picture he has really come out of his shell! I’m so thankful to all the ladies that work there, and the ladies in the 0-2 room for helping my little boy develop and grow, it’s a wonderful nursery with a wide ran...

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Madison O

5 stars

18 November 2022

The Big Picture is just an all-around fantastic nursery. The resources available for the children are amazing and the staff treat your little ones as they would their own. My daughter turns one this week, nursery presented her with a beautiful handmade card and all staff were in tears handing it over...

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Debs A

5 stars

17 November 2022

Our daughter is very happy at The Big Picture. The staff are friendly, good fun, adaptable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Their ideas are creative and appealing to the children. They are also flexible with parents, giving us the time we need to settle our little ones when they're a little more clin...

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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


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.


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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