Worcester Royal Day Nursery & Pre-School, Worcester

Purpose-built on the premises of Royal Worcester Hospital, our fabulous Partou nursery offers high-quality childcare and early years education to NHS staff as well as families throughout the local community.

From our fun-filled playrooms to our large grassy outdoor areas, every aspect of our setting has been designed to engage and excite children. As such, it enhances their development by encouraging them to explore the environment that surrounds them.


Bright, spacious playrooms filled with stimulating resources that awaken creativity

A separate pre-school room where older children learn key skills through fun-themed activities

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

Open outdoor spaces featuring trees and grassy areas which are perfect for play and learning exercises

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

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

£6.50 hourly rate – sessions booked by hour – same rate all ages

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)

  • 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 £2.50 per morning session and £1.50 per afternoon session.

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Worcester Royal
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01905 760416

Open Mon - Fri, 6.45am to 6.00pm

Charles Hastings Way, Worcester WR5 1DD

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What families say?

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Mhairi M

5 stars

27 March 2024

Nothing is too much for the staff at Smileys, they are all friendly, caring and compassionate. My extremely shy son has really come out of his shell thanks to all of the staff and he has started to engage well and play with the other children. Returning to work was much easier than expected and I hav...

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5 stars

20 March 2024

Excellent care, our child is happy and relaxed in the environment. He enjoys playing with the wide variety of toys and resources. He is well cared for and has his individual development renewed regularly.


5 stars

19 March 2024

I could not be happier with the team at Smileys Worcester. Everyone is always so welcoming. My son is comfortable with everyone here and is always happy when we drop him off and pick him up. He does a lot of different activities and spends a lot of time outdoors which he enjoys and is important to ...

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5 stars

23 January 2024

My son's speech has come on so well over the last few months and the ladies at Smileys have played a big part in that. They always ask what we are working on so we are all working on the same thing to help him progress. The ladies always have the time to discuss what he has been doing that day so we ...

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Lucy W

5 stars

28 October 2023

All the girls are absolutely fabulous, friendly and approachable and put parents' minds at ease knowing their children are well looked after. Everyone is enthusiastic and full of energy. Cannot fault anything.


5 stars

13 September 2023

My child has been at this nursery for four years and he loves it, as do I. All the ladies are so loving, they have treated him as though he was one of their own. They have taught him lots of new things, e.g. his ABC's and that a certain letter is the beginning of his name, which he can also write. No...

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Kirstie G

5 stars

16 August 2023

My little girl has absolutely loved her time at Smileys. You are always greeted by staff with a smile and they put both yourself and little one at ease. If it wasn't for Smileys offering flexible days, shift workers like myself would not be able to work. She has gained so much confidence around other...

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Georgina C

5 stars

05 August 2023

We love Smileys. Our daughter and son both came to Smileys and they have the fondest memories. The staff are so amazing and made me feel at ease when knowing they would be in the best care. The staff are so incredible with the children and are so caring. Both our children were excited on the way to S...

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Claire G

5 stars

05 August 2023

I am very happy with Smileys. My daughter is very happy and loves attending nursery. She has many friends and loves the staff. I highly recommend Smileys as a nursery.

Stacey B

5 stars

29 July 2023

All Smileys staff have always welcomed both me and my child with smiling faces and a caring attitude. Staff have an amazing bond with my daughter, she looks forward to attending every day and always leaves with a smile on her face. Absolutely outstanding care!


5 stars

28 July 2023

Our little boy has settled in so well and loves this nursery so much! He’s developed so much in the past few months since starting at Smileys. Staff are all polite, kind, helpful and always give a full update at the end of the day. Had been dreading him going to nursery on return to work, but it’...

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Hannah P

5 stars

12 July 2023

My daughter has attended Smileys Worcester since 2020, during COVID I was really impressed with all measures to keep children, parents and staff safe. My daughter settled so well into Smileys and I truly believe this is down to the staff being so kind and engaging. She talks so fondly of Smileys and ...

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Emily P

5 stars

06 July 2023

Very welcoming and friendly team. My son absolutely loves attending nursery here.

Stacey B

5 stars

23 June 2023

Since joining the nursery, we have been welcomed with such warmth! My son adores every staff member and has grown developmentally since joining. The changes in the nursery have been seamless and have not affected my son in any way. My only wish is that he started sooner!

Samantha R

5 stars

11 May 2023

Both of my children have attended Smileys. They have always been happy to go, and the staff have always been fantastic. The relationships they create with staff and children are incredible.

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.

Knowledge hub

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