Hucclecote Day Nursery and Pre-School, Gloucester

Boasting a huge outdoor area and impressive indoor environments, Partou Huddlecote is an exceptional day nursery and pre-school based on the outskirts of Gloucester.

Our convenient location, just a few hundred yards from Gloucester Business Park, makes us especially attractive to those working in the local area. We are also easily accessible from both the M5 motorway and A417, meaning that parents from Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Stroud also choose our setting.


Large spacious playrooms filled with natural light, creating stimulating spaces for children to develop

A creative, passionate and caring team of early years experts who love to help and guide children

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

Huge outdoor areas, lined by trees and well equipped with a range of fun resources

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

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
8:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£300.75 £62.35 £34.00 £32.85


Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
5% 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 £9.95 per morning session and £7.80 per afternoon session.

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Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01452 610477

Open Mon - Fri, 8.00am to 6.00pm

The Little People Day Nursery, 165 Hucclecote Rd, Hucclecote, Gloucester GL3 3TX

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What families say?

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Jo P

5 stars

20 March 2024

The Little People Day Nursery has been wonderful with our daughter. She had a lot of separation anxiety and they were incredibly caring and supportive. The staff and management are all so warm and welcoming and lovely with the children. Couldn't recommend more highly.


5 stars

30 May 2023

Wonderful management who genuinely make an effort to get to know the parents as well as the children. The children are happy here and behave well. There is a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Fully recommend.


5 stars

27 April 2023

Caring, compassionate and kind nursery practitioners. Flexible and supportive nursery as a whole. Creative and diverse play/activities. My child is happy, developing and thriving and loves to go to nursery each day which is all that I can ask for.

Jess S

5 stars

20 April 2023

Both my children attend The Little People Day Nursery. My son started in the toddler and is now in the preschool room; he’s a shy boy but has had lots of reassurance from his key workers and other members of staff and tells me when he gets home how much likes them, and he likes nursery so much. My ...

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Laura R

5 stars

05 April 2023

I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough. My children are thriving here, the nursery staff are extremely caring, it’s very well run and the food is of a very high quality. The facilities and cleanliness are of a high standard and the nursery is a welcoming environment for my children.


5 stars

17 March 2023

I have been very pleased with the nursery. My daughter has settled in very quickly with the support and encouragement of the nursery team. I receive regular communication on sleep, milk drank and the food she has eaten which is varied and nutritious as well as weekly photos of activities enjoyed. I f...

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5 stars

14 March 2023

When our son started in January he had a difficult time settling in and was feeling unwell most weeks, this made it especially hard for us as parents to leave him and continue to work full time. The staff at The Little People Day Nursery were incredible and went above and beyond to help get him settl...

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Daisy H

5 stars

06 July 2022

My daughter's nursery got closed with only 48 hours' notice. Little People Day nursery had a place for my son to start in September and they were my first phone call. The manager went above and beyond to help get my daughter a place and to start as soon as possible, for which I will be forever gratef...

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Gill C

5 stars

06 July 2022

I have had 2 of my children here over the last 5 years and I cannot rate them highly enough! Even in the toughest of times in the pandemic they did their best to welcome us all back and managed to maintain an extremely high hygiene standard. My 2nd child is flourishing despite her early months spent ...

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Sophie B

5 stars

06 July 2022

All three of my children have attended here and they have all loved their time and the staff that have looked after them. The staff are really helpful and friendly and we are always kept in the communication loop via emails. The nursery itself is lovely and they have so many options for indoor and ou...

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4 stars

05 July 2022

The Little People day Nursery do an amazing job of caring for our daughter. They are kind and caring and go out of their way to make her feel comfortable. I would highly recommend.


5 stars

24 June 2022

We could not recommend The Little People Day Nursery highly enough. The staff are absolutely fantastic and my little boy loves going to nursery here.

Sophie M

4 stars

17 June 2022

My daughter started at The Little People Day Nursery at the height of the pandemic and handing her to a stranger was terrifying but I need not have worried. The staff are all so friendly and, importantly, communicate well. I have been really happy with my daughter's key workers and my daughter is so ...

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Fallon G

5 stars

13 May 2022

Really lovely nursery - feels very homely. All the staff are so good with the children. They get to know all the children, not just the ones in their rooms. Have been very accommodating and supportive of my little boy's allergy. Also, very supportive and encouraging in helping my little boy to settle...

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Olesya G

4 stars

10 May 2022

Amazing place for our daughter to grow, learn and play. She started nursery with absolutely no knowledge of English and became a real ''chatterbox'' thanks to all her amazing teachers. Friendly staff, nice tasty food (I'm surprised, but she eats there every day and I'm so happy because she has been ...

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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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What is an Early Years Practitioner?

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Find out what the role involves, how to qualify, and more in this blog!

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