Fern Bank Day Nursery & Pre-School, Fulwood

Spread across two buildings that have been fully designed and resourced with the needs of young children in mind, Fern Bank Day Nursery and Pre-School offers high-quality, flexible childcare to families in Fulwood, Preston.

Welcoming children aged 0-5, our front of house nursery is great for both mobile and non-mobile babies whilst our purpose-built toddler and pre-school room provides a stimulating environment for early years education.

Facilities

Dedicated age-appropriate rooms full of exciting resources and activities spread across two buildings

Daily outdoor adventures in our huge garden complete with log cabin, mud kitchen and bug hotel

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

Amazing jungle room where little ones can explore giant ferns and exotic beasts

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

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 2 £275.75 £59.75 £37.75 £35.00
2 to 3 £262.75 £58.75 £37.75 £35.00
3+ £257.50 £56.75 £36.50 £33.75

 

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

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Fern Bank
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01772 717639

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

116 Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8HL

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What families say?

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Amy S

5 stars

28 March 2024

We are extremely happy with this nursery. My daughter enjoys going and doesn’t cause a fuss when being dropped off, which speaks volumes. I would like it if the children went outside more, on walks, etc. The food is very varied, and they were happy to adapt to different dietary requirements whe...

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Lindsay S

5 stars

31 July 2023

Fern Bank Private Day Nursery and Pre-school is a brilliant nursery. The staff have remained consistent over the past three years which is great and they are all warm, welcoming and really care. My daughter loves all of her ‘teachers’ and is keen to get back to nursery after the weekend as she ha...

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Sarah C

5 stars

28 July 2023

My son has been attending this nursery since he was 1 and is just about to finish pre-school, his time here has been amazing. My son is happy to go and always tells me he’s had a good day when I pick him up. The staff are friendly and well trained and you can tell they care deeply for him and look ...

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Amy A

5 stars

28 July 2023

I couldn’t recommend this nursery enough, they have been absolutely brilliant with my son. He started in September 2022 and has just finished. He was really shy and very upset at the start but the staff at Fern Bank Private Day Nursery and Pre-school helped him so much to become himself and he love...

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H T

5 stars

28 July 2023

My little boy has been there since 1 year old and is loving every minute of being there. He is now just over 2 and moved into the toddler class. He has developed and flourished so beautifully with thanks to the wonderful staff. As a parent, it’s always hard to leave your child with anyone, especial...

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Sanya S

5 stars

28 July 2023

Lovely nursery, amazing staff, always friendly and meeting the children's needs, very happy. My children love going to nursery and they are both always very happy and cheerful when I pick them up. Nice, joyful environment for children.

Emma K

5 stars

16 February 2023

My son truly gets excited when we pull up at the nursery, you can tell the special bond he has with all of the teachers, especially one member of staff in particular is just so natural. The fact my son is happily going to nursery really puts me at ease and I know he is taken care of. My son has pr...

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M B

5 stars

15 February 2023

My three babies have been at Fern Bank Day Nursery now since September, the youngest being four months at the time. My three and two year old were there previously as I attended college across the road and have loved it. Staff go above and beyond to make sure children feel safe and happy and the man...

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Emma R

5 stars

07 July 2021

Fern Bank is a lovely nursery. All of the staff are very friendly, my son loves it here he just runs straight in every morning no hesitating and comes out smiling every time I pick him up. Because of Fern Bank, he is growing into a very confident, happy little boy.

Jemma D

5 stars

24 June 2021

Fantastic pre-school and fantastic staff too, any issues or concerns I've had regarding my daughter (big or small) the staff are available to help/chat and resolve any concerns. My little girls' key worker is amazing and is clearly dedicated to her role, always making sure all is well. 'Happy child, ...

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Alice H

5 stars

23 June 2021

Absolutely amazing nursery! My son is so happy going to nursery, the updates we get are great and the staff are lovely and I've not one bad word to say! So happy I chose Fern Bank for my son, the best nursery in the area.

Sri B

5 stars

23 June 2021

Very good and friendly, My two kids love to go there and enjoy it a lot. They have changed a lot and improved a lot after going there. All the staff are very friendly and are very helpful. Thank you Fern Bank.

Louise B

5 stars

20 October 2020

My daughter has been attending Fern Bank a while now, when she started she was 8 months old and she’s now 16 months, and she’s come on so well, she loves going and I’ve got to say the girls are brilliant nothing is ever too much to ask, and my daughter goes to them every time got a good bond wi...

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Nicola M

5 stars

14 October 2020

I have two daughters aged 3 and 1 at Fern Bank. Both girls love nursery and are excited to go every day. The staff at Fern Bank are brilliant, I could not ask for a better team to look after my girls. The nursery itself it’s very welcoming, clean and has a very friendly atmosphere. I would highly r...

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Rosie H

5 stars

14 October 2020

My daughter started at Fern Bank after moving from another nursery, the staff at Fern Bank made her transition smooth and enjoyable for both my daughter and myself. The children's likes and dislikes are taken into consideration for all activities incorporated into the nursery setting and as a pare...

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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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