Storytimes Day Nursery & Pre-School, Atherton

Based on Leigh Road, Partou Storytimes Day Nursery and Pre-School is one of Atherton’s most established nurseries, providing a caring and inspirational learning environment for children aged 0-5 years.

Our name is inspired by the fun storybook theme that runs throughout our nursery. We have dedicated rooms for each age group which are filled with exciting toys and learning resources that sparks imagination.

Facilities

Rooms filled with fun and inspiring educational resources which develop the essential skills your child needs

Stimulating environments and cosy dens, designed with babies and toddlers in mind

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

A fantastic, large outdoor area which offers play opportunities all year round

Established, highly qualified staff with First Aid Certificates and DBS checks

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
£260.00 £62.00 £35.25 £33.25

 

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 £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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Storytimes
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01942 889720

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

68 Leigh Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0PA

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What families say?

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N T

5 stars

18 May 2024

I have two little ones at the nursery and all the staff have been amazing at helping them settle in and feel safe, happy and comfortable. If we have ever had concerns and raise it to a member of staff it is dealt with quickly and reported back to us. One of my children has dietary requirements and th...

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C W

5 stars

14 May 2024

Storytimes is a well known nursery in the local community, after attending many baby groups in the local area its evident they have a fantastic reputation. The very first visit I felt so very welcomed and was blown away by the available experiences for the children. The staff are always smiling! My c...

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L M

5 stars

08 May 2024

My son has attended Storytimes since he was 7 months old and has recently moved up to the preschool room. As soon as I entered the nursery it felt so homely, the rooms are beautifully set up and the staff are so friendly. All the way through babies, tinies, toddlers and now pre-school he has loved co...

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J S

4 stars

08 May 2024

From moving to this nursery from another nursery in the Atherton area I cannot fault Storytimes at all. The staff within preschool especially one member of staff in particular whom my child has a lovely bond with, are all fantastic and work so hard to look after all the children in there. I’m sad...

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Michelle N

5 stars

08 May 2024

My son has been going to Storytimes Nursery since he was 18 months old and he is due to start school in September. In the 3.5 years, I have had very little issues, but any that we did have, have been dealt with very smoothly and I have always been happy. The staff cannot do enough for you and are alw...

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N W

1 star

22 April 2024

After attending a new nursery in February 2024 it feels like I took a pot plant to Storytimes. Our concerns were always dismissed with some excuse that we had no choice but to accept. No accident reports were made. My child was always hungry and incredibly thirsty on pickup. She didn’t speak...

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Taylor B

5 stars

07 September 2023

Brilliant nursery! My daughter has attended since she was 9 months old and still enjoys going each week. I am really impressed with how much she is progressing and her kindness for the other children. The staff are lovely and approachable.

Jennifer W

5 stars

07 September 2023

Both my children have attended this nursery and it has been fantastic. The staff are very friendly and create fun days and exciting activities for the children. I feel confident in leaving my children in their care. The main reason I chose this nursery was due to its cleanliness and its impressive ...

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M S

5 stars

07 September 2023

My son is 6 months old and has been going to Storytimes for 2 months now. I was anxious about sending him to nursery so young however he absolutely loves it and has such an amazing relationship with all the staff in the room. He always has a smile on his face when he sees the staff and when I collect...

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Sophie D

5 stars

07 September 2023

My daughter has now been with Storytimes Nursery since March and honestly I haven’t had a single problem about anything in that time. The staff are super helpful, my daughter loves going there and really likes the people in her room. I highly recommend this nursery.

E R

5 stars

07 September 2023

I couldn’t have chosen a better pre-school for my little one. The staff are just the absolute best and he has the best relationship with them all! They are so attentive and caring to all children. All staff constantly have positive and happy personalities and are so so friendly. The setting is beau...

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Sacha B

5 stars

07 September 2023

Storytimes cared for my little boy from the age of 9 months old for three years. He loved his time at Storytimes and made memories for life. Each of his key workers were amazing and treated him with such care and definitely went the extra mile. I would recommend Storytimes to anybody looking for qual...

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Rebecca J

5 stars

07 September 2023

Well what can I say about Storytimes. Both my daughter and son have attended the nursery/pre-school since they were both 6 months. My eldest has just sadly left to start her new adventure at primary school and my youngest is still at the nursery. I can honestly say that they’ve been incredible in t...

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Sally H

5 stars

07 September 2023

My son has just left Storytimes last week to start reception, after attending here for three years. I could not have chosen a better nursery for him! The staff are wonderful, as are the management. The latest glowing Ofsted report speaks for itself. I have always been comfortable that my child has be...

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Holly M

5 stars

07 September 2023

Being a primary school teacher, I have the opportunity to visit lots of nurseries and I can honestly say Storytimes is the best nursery setting I have been in. The environment is stunning; it’s purposeful and engaging for the children. The opportunities and experiences that are planned for the 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

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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