The Village Day Nursery & Pre-School, Standish Lower Ground

Located in the heart of Crooke Village in Standish Lower Ground, The Village Day Nursery and Pre-School provides high quality, flexible childcare for children aged 0-5 years.

Our bright, spacious playroom and large outdoor access make us a highly popular choice for parents within the surrounding areas of Gathurst and Shevington.


Large, spacious playrooms offering fun and educational activities that awaken creativity, stimulate learning and develop essential skills

A happy, friendly ‘home from home’ atmosphere with fantastic parent parent partnerships

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

Exciting outdoor areas with unique gardens for each room as well as access to a huge natural meadow that’s great for exploring

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

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 2 £216.00 £53.25 £31.00 £30.25
2 to 3 £216.00 £52.00 £31.00 £30.25
3+ £213.25 £49.50 £31.00 £30.25


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 £4.50 per morning session and £3.75 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.50 per morning session and £0.50 per afternoon session.

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The Village
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01942 323444

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Crooke Road, Standish Lower Ground, Wigan, WN6 8LR

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What families say?

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Rachael W

5 stars

31 August 2023

Our little boy has been at the village nursery since 10 months old (he has just moved into preschool) He is looked after so well, and the staff that care for him have all been kind, nurturing and loving. It’s been lovely to see how happy he is playing and enjoying all the fun activities that the st...

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Julia P

5 stars

13 August 2023

My son has been going to the Village Day Nursery since January and he absolutely loves it. From the day we first visited, we knew it was just what we were looking for. It's clean, spacious, and bright; the play area is well-equipped, and there is a separate room for dining and a quiet room where the ...

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Fiona C

5 stars

31 May 2023

My daughter has been attending The Village Day Nursery since Oct 2020 and has loved it since day 1. The staff and key workers have all been outstanding and shown a real personal care and interest in her and her development. She’s come on so much in this time and developed such independence and conf...

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Amy M

5 stars

24 May 2023

Whilst our child has only been at this nursery for a short time, we have noticed a massive improvement in his development when compared to his previous nursery. Staff are welcoming, friendly and easy to talk to. Staff ask for daily updates from home and ask if there are any issues they need to be awa...

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Gemma W

4 stars

08 May 2023

The Village Day Nursery is a fantastic nursery. My little boy is in pre school and absolutely loves it. The staff are brilliant, so warm and friendly and make it easy leaving him with them, I know he is in safe hands and will be well looked after as well as learning and exploring. The nursery has a r...

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5 stars

29 April 2023

Our daughter loves The Village Day Nursery, she runs in every morning. The teachers are not only caring, but also make the time to get to know the children and their interests and tailor activities for them. Every week there are different themes and activities. There are multiple outdoor spaces and t...

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Lorren C

5 stars

25 April 2023

We are really happy with The Village Day Nursery. Our son started in 2019 in Babies and went through to pre-school and my daughter is now there, starting in 2022. The staff are amazing and really hard working. They always put on great activities for the children. My kids have always been really hap...

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Sandy K

5 stars

24 April 2023

This is my second daughter to attend The Village day nursery, and I cannot praise the staff enough. My little girl is happy to go to nursery and is always full of beans when she comes home. I am kept up to date on her day-to-day activities, what she has eaten and her progress. All the members of staf...

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Rebecca D

5 stars

24 April 2023

My little boy started at Village Day Nursery in October 2022 when he had just turned one, I was so nervous about sending him to nursery for three days a week when returning to work but I had no need to be, he settled in so well and loves going as he has so much fun. He has developed so much since goi...

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5 stars

16 April 2023

Every member of the nursery team show genuine care towards all of the children. My daughter loves going to nursery and has developed significantly since starting. The classes are a nice size and each child gets the kind of support they need. In addition, the meals, experiences and activities are real...

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5 stars

13 April 2023

My daughter has settled in so well here, and the staff are absolutely amazing. She is clearly very happy and comfortable in their care. I am always kept informed of what my daughter has been doing that day and how she is progressing and developing.


5 stars

13 April 2023

Great nursery and staff. They always put on activities and make use of the fantastic outdoor space. Food is fab, and a lot of thought and care goes into it. Always feedback on how your child is doing and really care for them.


4 stars

13 April 2023

The nursery went through a bit of a bad spell when it initially got took over however in the last 6-12 months it has improved again and is back to a brilliant nursery. The staff are brilliant and my son loves attending.


5 stars

14 November 2022

My son absolutely loves nursery which he attends 3 days a week! He has come on leaps and bounds since he started at 11 months old, nearly 1 year ago. For all those worrying mums sending their children to nursery, the staff at The Village day nursery took notes on how my son slept/needed comforting an...

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Jennifer M

5 stars

08 November 2022

Our little girl started going to Crooke Village Day nursery in August 2022 following 12 months of maternity leave. I was dreading sending her to nursery and returning to work full time. After our first settling-in days, I fell in love with the nursery and the staff. Our little girl's Key Worker is wo...

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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


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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