Footprints Day Nursery & Pre-School, Atherton

Set in a converted Victorian school building, Partou Footprints provides exceptional childcare and early years education to families in Atherton, Tyldesley and surrounding areas.

Part of the Partou group, which consists of 100 nurseries nationwide, our core values are to provide care, compassion, and continuous learning opportunities for all children within our nursery.

Facilities

Homely, happy environments with colourful playrooms

Exciting learning activities tailored to the unique likes and interests of each child

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

Outdoor adventures come rain or shine in our secure garden space

Kind, caring and qualified nursery staff with DBS checks and first aid training

Funded Childcare Options 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
8:00am – 6:00pm
Morning
8:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£217.50 £65.00 £32.50 £32.50

 

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

Additional Options: Early start – £4.50 (7:15am – 8:00am)

  • 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 £9.00 per morning session and £6.75 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £1.00 per morning session and £1.00 per afternoon session.

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Footprints
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01942 876546

Open Mon - Fri, 7.15am to 6.00pm

Alderfold St, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9DS

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What families say?

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N W

5 stars

04 April 2024

Blown away with major changes in the first week, month and second. Lots of artwork to show. Talks/demonstrates what friends and teachers are doing - new games and activities she learnt. She is much more confident and; happy. Focused on play, art and education. Clear to see she learns new things daily...

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Jade J

5 stars

25 March 2024

I went to view a few local nurseries for my little boy before deciding on Footprints. Following a tour and getting to meet the staff this was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made. The welcome and warmth of this place were so evident from the moment we stepped inside. The girls have all been ...

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P H

5 stars

22 March 2024

Footprints is an outstanding nursery. My son has been coming to this nursery for nearly two years, and I couldn't recommend it enough. The staff are incredibly supportive, understanding and approachable, which has made the whole experience ten times easier as an anxious mum. They've always been very ...

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Suzy H

5 stars

20 March 2024

Footprints is an amazing nursery. We moved my daughter from a different nursery due to us relocating, and I was apprehensive about her settling into a new place. The staff were so welcoming, and the transition was seamless. She absolutely loves her time at the nursery. The facilities are great, and...

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Katie G

5 stars

14 March 2024

Really warm and welcoming nursery. My child has really come on leaps and bounds in all aspects. The outside learning environment is a brilliant space. He always comes home with stories of what he has learned in the day.

Nicole C

5 stars

14 March 2024

We moved our daughter to Footprints Day Nursery at the end of January - I cannot speak highly enough of the staff, they have really gotten to know our daughter and we are constantly kept up to date with what she's up to. You can tell all the staff genuinely care about the children and nothing seems t...

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Shelby B

5 stars

13 March 2024

Footprints Day Nursery, as a whole, is just amazing. From the very first moment of walking in on viewing, I knew it was the one for my little boy. The staff are so welcoming, caring and thorough within their jobs. They truly care for the children like they are their own. You get regular updates th...

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Molly B

5 stars

13 March 2024

Footprints Day Nursery has been brilliant for my twin boys, it was a really big thing choosing a nursery, like any new mum will experience. Everyone would say you just get that feeling as soon as you walk in, I visited four other nurseries and never got that feeling, I thought maybe I was overprotect...

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Kaya S

5 stars

13 March 2024

Highly recommend Footprints Day Nursery. The nursery has been amazing ever since my son started. I could not fault the nursery at all. The nursery takes children out of the setting frequently and brings in outside activities, such as the exercise sessions. My child looks forward to going to nursery e...

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Hannah S

5 stars

28 February 2024

We moved our daughter to Footprints at the end of January after removing her from another setting. Due to past experiences, I was extremely nervous leaving her with new people in a different place but all of the staff have been amazing. You can tell they really care about all of the children and I ca...

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Georgina W

5 stars

11 February 2024

Amazing staff and everyone is so friendly, it’s a lot to leave your child in the care of others when first returning back to work, but Footprints is very thorough, get updated throughout the day with what my daughter has been up to, it’s nice to go to work knowing my daughter is in the best hands...

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E B

5 stars

05 February 2024

Footprints is an absolutely amazing nursery and I would recommend it to anyone. My little girl has settled so well with the help of all the lovely ladies who work there I would mention a few by name but honestly they're all amazing. They put you at ease at drop off, pick up, and all throughout the ...

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Jenna T

5 stars

02 February 2024

I’ve had two children at Footprints, one in the past and one is there now in Pre-school. The nursery has been taken over by Just Childcare and it has changed for the better so much! The nursery setting as a whole is airy, clean and a great learning environment. My daughter loves coming to nursery a...

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Megan B

5 stars

01 February 2024

Amazing nursery! I couldn’t possibly think of a bad thing to say about this nursery, it is absolutely wonderful. The loveliest bunch of staff who all make you feel so welcome and are always happy to chat and provide you with an in-depth update about your child’s day. Nothing is ever too much trou...

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B H

5 stars

11 October 2023

Footprints is an amazing nursery filled with spectacular staff. My children all attended the setting and they all had a fabulous start in their development. The time, effort and dedication really shines from the staff. They really have a family feel running through the entire nursery and promote chil...

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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

Care is an empathic understanding between adult and child; the child trusts because they know they are seen and understood.

Compassion

Kindness is at the core of our approach to care. Boundaries are established through discovery, not discipline.

Continuous learning

We create a listening environment where the learning experience adapts to the needs of the child, not the other way around.

Knowledge hub

Supporting your child’s transition to school

We recognise that starting “big school” can be a worrying time for both you and your child and talking about it certainly helps.

Your child’s key person is always on hand to discuss the transition with you, to guide and support and to help make it as smooth as possible....

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Getting ‘big school’ ready with Partou

At Partou, we know that starting school is a key milestone for children and their family.

There is the element of the unknown as well as the change in routine, environment, and new people to make relationships with and build attachments to. This includes the adults too!

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How to promote sensory development in babies

As adults, we may take our sense of smell or sight for granted, but during the first year of life a baby’s senses have a lot of developing to do.

Promoting sensory development is beneficial during your baby’s first year to help them adapt to the world, as well as supporting both mental...

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