Kiddies Academy Nursery

The Kiddies Academy has been owned by the current owner, Joanne Hopkins, since 2002.

The nursery has recently moved to a new purpose built building, which can accommodate 48 children. We have a lovely outside play area which backs onto a school field, which we also have the use of. We have a large digging area as well as a baby garden and a grassed area.

Our baby room is bright and airy and can take up to 6 babies in any one session. It has a homely feel and because of the small number of babies we accommodate it has a very personalised approach. Our baby room leader is level 5 qualified and is currently working towards her Early Years Degree in Early Years Studies.

Our toddler room is bright and spacious with plenty of lovely equipment for the children to play with. We have 12 children in this room with three members of staff, all of which are qualified. The children have direct access to the garden from this room and have lots of lovely learning opportunities open to them.

Our main pre-school room is for children aged 3 and above. It is a very large open plan room and is also very bright and airy and leads directly onto the our outdoor area. We operate a free - flow system during our free play time, so the children decide if they would like to play outside or inside. We encourage as much outdoor play as possible and ensure that there are lots of learning opportunities outside as well as inside. This room can hold up to 30 children with a staff to child ratio of at least 1 to 8, it is often higher than this. All permanent members of staff in this room hold relevant qualifications.


"Thank you for helping S grow into the little person she is today. Thank you for the care and cuddles when she struggled to separate from us and thank you for the fun days she shared with you"
"A huge thank you from J and I for taking such good care of him and for having a great contribution to his development, and helping him to become the lovely, caring, kind boy he has grown into. I cant thank you enough for your understanding and help"
"thank you for looking after our beautiful daughter E. She has been with you since 9 months old so saying goodbye to move onto school is very sad. She will miss everyone so much. She has learned a lot from you guys and I am very grateful for that"
"Thank you for getting A off to such a great start. Having been with you since the age of 9 months, it's hard to believe where the time has gone!"
"I am so impressed by the staff enthusiasm and dedication to expanding the children's knowledge. They manage to provide fun activities, based upon learning. Fantastic work. Thank you"
"We always receive a warm welcome when we go to Kiddies Academy. Really appreciate the clear communication and nursery updates"
"Thank you for running a wonderful nursery. You have kind and friendly staff, my child always feels comfortable there"
"I felt I had to write and compliment you on your baby room staff; they are kind, caring and imaginative. As a 1st time mum I was worried about leaving my child in nursery, however, I was encouraged to call as often as I liked, I was given clear feedback when I collected and my child settled very quickly thanks to your understanding and patient staff. I cant thank you enough"

About Us

At Kiddies Academy we are passionate about childcare and always strive to ensure that the children receive excellent care and experiences during their time with us. We are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure the well being of all children and we offer a wide variety of activities that are linked to their development in the early years.

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