Park Wood Day Nursery & Forest School, Bidston

Partou Park Wood provides exceptional childcare and a unique forest school nursery experience to families in Bidston, Noctorum, Oxton, and surrounding areas.

We believe that embracing natural environments is a great way for children to develop a range of skills which is why the local woodlands and community farm play such a key role in our everyday activities. Children love taking part in our Forest School sessions with pretend campfires, gardening sessions, and environmental exploration proving huge favourites.


A fabulous forest school setting that offers unique opportunities for stimulating adventures and learning in the woodland area

Exciting outdoor areas including obstacle courses, sensory gardens, planting patches and our very own nursery beehive!

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

Amazing woodland-themed soft play rooms that encourage physical development and maximum fun for children

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 £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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Park Wood Day Nursery & Forest School

0151 653 2653

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

97 Eleanor Road, Bidston, Wirral, CH43 7QW

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What families say?

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4 stars

15 March 2024

A lovely nursery with wonderful staff. My daughter started in January and has come along so well, she is always so excited to go to nursery! Such a lovely environment for children especially with the outdoor setting. Would recommend this nursery to everyone.


5 stars

18 December 2023

My daughter has been attending Park Wood for a year now. I have moved out of the area in this time but kept her there due to how well she has progressed and how much she enjoys it. She started in the baby room which is run tremendously and good staffing-to-child ratio. There was appropriate integrati...

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Lucy C

5 stars

22 April 2023

Our little boy started in November 2022 at 17 months. When we first came to visit we were immediately struck by how friendly and well equipped the place seemed and in such a lovely setting. There was a feeling of happy activity. It is extremely child led and gentle and we have been fully supported w...

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5 stars

21 April 2023

My experience with Park Wood Nursery is very positive. My son wakes up the morning of nursery and loves that he’s going in, no problems at all since my son started. His progress has been amazing, he’s spoken more, knows what more things are every week and the staff are always up to date with the ...

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Chelsea M

5 stars

21 April 2023

Park Wood have amazing with me since my little boy started at 9 months. He's come on lots and is better with people as he's very shy. Staff are amazing also, a great team and I felt at ease leaving my little boy to go back to work.

Jenna D

5 stars

21 April 2023

My daughter has attended Park Wood from being 8 months old and she absolutely loves it. There is always an excellent array of activities on offer, and the food options are great too. The staff are really friendly and always make a fuss. Thank you Park Wood for your continued support and care for my d...

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5 stars

19 April 2023

My little one absolutely loves going to nursery, she’s come on leaps and bounds since starting in February. All the staff are lovely and friendly and she is always smiling when I drop her off and pick her up. Nothing is ever a problem for them!

Niamh T

5 stars

13 March 2023

Park Wood Private Day Nursery and Pre-school is an amazing nursery! My little boy has been attending since he was 6 months old and it’s the best decision I made trusting the caring staff. The facilities they have are amazing for the children lots of outdoor space and a soft play area. The app keep...

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Louise L

5 stars

13 March 2023

My two daughters have been to Park Wood and have really thrived there. The staff are really friendly and knowledgeable about the girls, and the continuity is lovely as they progress up through the different rooms but still maintain a great relationship with all the staff. I love that they spend time ...

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Elena L

5 stars

13 March 2023

Lovely nursery. The girls are lovely; they do a fantastic job. My little one just loves going to the nursery every single day; she never says no if she doesn't go, she'll ask to go - that shows you that she is treated well.

Helen B

5 stars

15 February 2023

Park Wood Private Day Nursery and Pre-school is an excellent nursery. All the staff are kind, considerate and professional. Everyone remembers my daughter, even once she has moved classes, the previous staff are so loving towards her. The outside space is amazing, a proper forest for them to run ar...

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Katie H

5 stars

13 December 2022

My child has been going to Park Wood Private Day Nursery and Pre-school since she was 5 months old. She loves this nursery, the staff are lovely and caring. The activities they provide are engaging and they post pictures of the children learning in the different areas of the classroom.

Lizzy C

5 stars

04 March 2021

From the moment we reviewed Park Wood Private Day Nursery and Pre-school we knew this was the place we wanted our children to go, it is so welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. We didn't arrange a viewing and were given a surprise visit to be shown around and it was no problem at all. The p...

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Jemma G

5 stars

24 February 2021

Having being so sceptical about putting my nine month old first baby in nursery, I came home today with a huge smile on my face beaming with pride with how happy my daughter was coming out. It's evident that the communication between staff members is great as they all seem to know what's been going o...

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Bernie S

5 stars

17 February 2021

My son loves going to Park Wood. He has attended here since he was 4 months old. He’s now 2 and gets so excited when I ask him if he’s going to school. Everyone is so friendly at the nursery. And they always let me know what kind of day he has had. We are very happy with everything they do. I wou...

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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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