Progress House Day Nursery & Pre-School, Market Harborough

Situated on Northampton Road, just before the main town of Market Harborough, Progress House Day Nursery and Pre-School provides high quality care and education to children aged up to five years old.

As a Partou nursery, we value that all children are unique with their own personalities and characters. That’s why we encourage them to explore their natural interests through our tailored learning activities.


An exciting experience tailored around the individual needs and interests of each child

Highly qualified, experienced staff who love putting the needs and interests of children first

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

A fully equipped outdoor space that encourages freedom and expression in all weathers

Excellent parent partnerships with regular chats and online journals providing regular progress updates

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
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 2 £239.75 £55.65 £36.50 £33.10
2+ £227.25 £53.90 £34.85 £31.40


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 £1.60 per morning session and £1.25 per afternoon session.

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Progress House
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01858 431700

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

96 Northampton Rd, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9HF

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What families say?

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Samantha B

5 stars

28 March 2024

Out little girl wakes up excited to come to Progress House to see her badger friends. She is learning so much and it is a joy to see her develop. She is growing relationships with the staff and other children which is growing her confidence. The team work so hard to provide the best care. I know my...

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Cressida K

5 stars

09 March 2024

Progress House Day Nursery is incredible! I am so pleased my daughter is cared for by such loving people in a happy, safe and secure environment that she loves. My 20-month-old, confident toddler is thriving and Progress House has a part to play. From the minute you are welcomed in the morning, the a...

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5 stars

21 December 2023

Progress House are absolutely amazing! As first-time parents, having never left our son in the care of anyone else before. Progress House was so kind, caring and welcoming. Our son loves his room and the staff shares his day with: he is happy and absolutely thriving! The staff provides us with update...

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Katie C

5 stars

21 December 2023

Both of our children have attended Progress House and we have always been very happy with the 'family' feel of the nursery and the care and attention that is provided. The children are very happy when at nursery and enjoy the activities provided. The care is excellent as is the management, with a com...

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Jennifer H

5 stars

18 August 2023

Fantastic nursery. All staff are very friendly and approachable. Always go above and beyond. All 3 of my children have attended and have had the best care. Very highly recommend.

Lucy S

5 stars

11 July 2023

Best decision we made, sending our girls to Progress House Day Nursery. Extended family vibes. Amazing, caring, highly skilled staff. Have and will recommend to anyone looking for a nursery. Thank you all at Progress House.

Kayleigh T

5 stars

11 July 2023

Progress House Day Nursery team are all super friendly and helpful. My child looks forward to his days here and talks about his carers constantly at home. He has come on leaps and bounds, week after week and I would not hesitate to recommend here to anyone.

Amy H

5 stars

08 July 2023

My son has been at Progress House Day Nursery since he was 2 years old. He has progressed so much in every area and really enjoys attending. All the staff are amazing and friendly, they all take the time to speak and make the nursery a welcoming place. The best!


5 stars

09 June 2023

Progress House Day Nursery have shown my daughter fantastic care. All of the staff are extremely attentive and caring. I can't fault the staff and I have no hesitation in recommending Progress House Day Nursery to others.


5 stars

19 May 2023

A fantastic nursery - I couldn't recommend them more highly. Extremely well organised and well run. All of the staff are so so lovely, the settling-in process was great. I felt very comfortable leaving my son. He absolutely loves it now and he couldn't be in better hands. He is learning and developin...

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Sophie W

5 stars

07 April 2023

The staff have been outstanding at settling my daughter into the nursery, They are kind and always have time to talk through anything. We love the updates and pictures we receive online. My daughter has settled really well. Nothing is too much trouble for all the staff and they really care.

Lorna N

5 stars

06 April 2023

I have sent all three of my boys to Progress House. The nursery team are phenomenal and have cared for my boys like family. The staff plan engaging activities and move the children through their milestones with support and celebration! Thank you to the staff at the nursery for working so hard for ou...

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5 stars

19 October 2022

My son is so happy at this nursery and he has learnt so much from the staff. He is a lot more confident and his speech has also improved a lot. He loves the food, and always eats two portions. We are so grateful for the care he receives.


5 stars

21 September 2022

We love Progress House. Our daughter goes to nursery every morning with a big smile and a lot of excitement for the day ahead. The nursery has been very supportive and understanding of all her needs. We often receive updates on her well-being and activities with pictures and videos. We would recommen...

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Jemma A

5 stars

06 September 2022

We love Progress House. Our daughter settled in so well and loves all of the staff. We love how happy she is and her progress here.

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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