St Mary’s Day Nursery & Pre-School, Bessacarr

Partou St. Mary’s is a high-quality day nursery and pre-school which provides expert childcare and early-years education to families throughout Bessacarr, Rossington, Littleworth and beyond.

Standing in the grounds of the original St. Mary’s school, the nursery features exciting environments that awaken creativity, stimulate learning, and develop foundational skills.

Facilities

Exciting environments, with activities planned around the unique needs and interests of each child

Great parent partnerships, with an online learning journal allowing you to track your child’s progress from home

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

A spacious garden area equipped for all ages to explore and enjoy

Private car-park, making it safe and easy to pick up your little one

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
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£281.00 £59.00 £38.00 £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 £6.25 per morning session and £4.00 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.65 per morning session and £0.65 per afternoon session.

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St Mary's
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01302 532700

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

St Mary's Day Nursery, 65 Bawtry Rd, Bessacarr, Doncaster DN4 7AD

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What families say?

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K K

5 stars

26 April 2024

Great nursery, staff are really friendly my son has improved and developed confidence! Also, he always has lots of fun and play. One of the ladies has been amazing with my little boy and always is very great with feedback, thank you.

P L

5 stars

28 March 2024

Excellent nursery - my little girl loves coming and the staff are professional and friendly.

Zerin K

5 stars

28 March 2024

The whole team at St Mary's have been really accommodating and welcoming since out first day. Transistioning to nursery was really tough for both of my kids but I'm grateful for the care and support given. I am fully confident in the care my kids receive here!

C U

5 stars

27 March 2024

My daughter has attended this nursery for about a year now and we've had good experiences all the way. She's always settled, has made friends and loves dancing. Staff are always smiling, calm and are willing to explain. A couple of my colleagues also bring their kids here as well. It's a bit more exp...

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R B

5 stars

26 March 2024

My daughter loves attending St Mary’s and we have seen her grow and develop so much over the years. All the staff are friendly and very caring towards the children. My daughter has gained so much mentally and socially from attending and she is always excited to go each morning. She has a dietary re...

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Chidimma N

5 stars

26 March 2024

Timing has been the best thing for me with St Mary's starting at 7.30 am and ending at 6 pm. The staff are very helpful and I have noticed a big difference in her communication and also helped her be independent in feeding. Would really love to see pictures during meals but I don't have any issues...

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I B

5 stars

25 March 2024

We are a Romanian family, we don't speak English, we took our boy to this nursery when he was 3 years old. He has learnt a lot, he loves everything he does there, he has made friends, he has started speaking English. They have various activities, the staff tell you everything about everything that in...

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S H

5 stars

25 March 2024

Absolutely great nursery! My son has been going since the age of 2 and he is now 4. I am so happy I chose this nursery as from his first day they have been so supportive and caring. The all girls are brilliant and have made a lovely bond with my son. I know he will be upset to be leaving for school i...

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Alison C

5 stars

25 March 2024

My son has settled really well, the nursery has been really accommodating in helping us increase days now that he is settled. He enjoys going and has a great bond with his key worker. Lots of variety in activities and I look forward to when he'll be able to tell me about his days. For now, the app is...

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J W

5 stars

25 March 2024

Excellent nursery. The staff are all wonderful, lovely with the children and parents alike. The nursery itself is a beautiful place for the children of all ages. The rooms are clean and well-equipped for that age range. The garden area has been revamped and is a wonderful area for all of the children...

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O H

5 stars

16 January 2024

I've very much enjoyed seeing my child having so much fun at Christmas when he is going to nursery. I love how the nursery gets so festive for all the little ones. As a parent there's no better feeling than knowing your child is having so much fun and eating well whilst you're working.

A S

4 stars

16 January 2024

I am very pleased with the care provided, and I notice a great improvement in my child's development overall. Everyone is extremely kind and caring, and I leave every day assured he is being taken care of. I would like to see more nutrition awareness overall - that is the only thing I can pinpoint -a...

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Joanna S

5 stars

28 April 2023

My child has been at St Mary's for a number of years and has been supported and cared for at every stage. He has a medical condition, which the staff have learned about and supported us as a family. The staff know each child, their characters and quirks and develops activities and curriculum to suit ...

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Rebecca W

5 stars

26 April 2023

Overall, my child's progress leaps and bounds at St Mary's. I am delighted with the staff members' efforts, and one thing I love is the food on offer. This has meant that she rarely says no to anything.

M A

4 stars

26 April 2023

Both my boys have attended St Mary's. We have had a fantastic experience. The staff are really friendly and professional. Highly recommend.

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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