Up & Away Day Nursery & Pre-School, Speke

Located on the Estuary Commerce Park, Partou Up and Away is perfectly located for parents who live or work in the Speke, Garston or Hunt’s Cross areas of Liverpool.

Built with the needs of children in mind, our nursery features bright, fun-filled playrooms staffed by caring, friendly staff. From a soft play gym to sensory rooms and even our very own library, our range of facilities allow us to offer a wide range of fun-filled activities tailored to the natural interests of each child.

Facilities

Large spacious playrooms offering fun and educational activities

Soft play gyms and sensory rooms designed to develop gross motor and cognitive skills

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

A fantastic library allowing children a quiet place to read and take part in literacy activities

Excellent parent partnerships with dedicated keyworkers and online journals to inform you on your child’s progress

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
£247.00 £52.00 £33.75 £33.75

 

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 £4.25 per morning session and £4.00 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.50 per morning session and £0.50 per afternoon session.

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Up & Away
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

0151 427 4444

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

6 Windward Drive, Estuary Commerce Park, Speke, Liverpool, L24 8QR

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What families say?

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Vivienne E

5 stars

25 July 2022

We are very happy with all aspects of the nursery. The staff are excellent and the facilities are brilliant. We know that the children's needs are being met every day and that their nutrition and diet are a high priority, along with the safeguarding standards.

D B

5 stars

03 April 2023

I love picking up my granddaughter from nursery and finding out about all the amazing things she has done. Sometimes she doesn't want to come home because she is having so much fun. Staff are always kind and helpful and obviously care about all the children that they look after, as they seem to know ...

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Sarah P

5 stars

10 May 2024

My little boy started in March 2024, when he was 11 months old. We had looked at all the nurseries in the area, and without doubt this was the most impressive show around, the staff weren’t phased that we were there, and just continued to get on with their usual activities. There were problems with...

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Jennifer Q

4 stars

05 March 2024

I would highly recommend Up & Away Day Nursery. My daughter started here at 18 months and has settled in so well. She literally cries when I pick her up now because she doesn’t want to leave! They have helped so much with her motor skills, speech and social communication. The staff are all so fr...

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Hayley E

5 stars

05 March 2024

I have had the most amazing experience with this nursery, can't praise the staff enough, especially my daughter's one-on-one, he is really good at his job but does not make you feel it's just his job he tends to not only the child's needs but mine as a parent. I don't really like to share my daughter...

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Bruna B

5 stars

04 March 2024

We are happy to have found this nursery, it is comforting to know that I can go to work and know that my baby will be happy and well looked after, my experience over the last few months has been better than I expected, and I highly recommend the nursery.

Llana M

5 stars

04 March 2024

Up and Away has wonderful, inspirational and patient staff. I have two children who currently attend in different age groups. They have created a warm and joyful environment in which all children learn creatively and freely. They are willing to take training for special small people and they always l...

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Jodie P

5 stars

04 March 2024

I viewed several nurseries before choosing Up & Away. My son has settled in so well and loves going. The nursery is quick to respond to any queries. This environment has really nurtured my son, I can see his confidence grow every day. I can't rate it enough.

S K

5 stars

04 March 2024

My son has been going to this nursery for 11 months now for 3 days a week. I have seen such a massive difference in his confidence around adults and other children too he really has come on in leaps and bounds. I can’t thank the staff enough they are brilliant and the patience they have is amazing....

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Lindsey H

4 stars

04 March 2024

My little girl started in January 2024. Initially, I went to look around the nursery I was very impressed with the layout and staff. I went to view other nurseries following this and there was no comparison. We had our settling-in sessions which were reassuring and again staff were so friendly and s...

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Sophie W

5 stars

19 July 2023

My daughter has been attending this nursery since September 2022 and she loves it so much. We got a good feeling when we viewed the nursery due to the facilities and warm welcome from the staff and it hasn't disappointed. My only niggle is that I wish they used a better app for me to view photos of a...

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Katie N

5 stars

19 July 2023

Honestly can’t fault up and away in any way! They are amazing with my son he absolutely loves going to nursery. He has came out of his shell so much since being here and I can see how much he is learning week by week. He definitely has a soft spot for the staff as he’s always giving them the bigg...

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Louise L

5 stars

19 July 2023

My son has been here since December due to his previous nursery closing with no notice. I highly recommend this nursery he has come on leaps and bounds and he loves going into the girls. All the staff are super friendly and helpful. The nursery is very well equipped with loads of space. Love this nu...

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J L

5 stars

19 July 2023

Our daughter has been attending the nursery for 16 months now. We're very happy with her progress and she is coming on in leaps and bounds. The staff at the nursery are so invested in her care and development, they're always welcoming, friendly and approachable. The nursery itself is clean, accomod...

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Hannah S

5 stars

19 July 2023

Since my child has started in the nursery, I have seen her progress in a very beneficial way, we still experience some upset when I initially leave her, but once I’ve gone she is absolutely fine and loves nursery and being with her friends and the staff. My daughter has grown special bonds with a f...

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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

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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