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About Us

About Waddles Nursery

At Waddles Nursery we understand the importance of working together with each family, in order to provide the best possible care and opportunities for our children.

Our warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere offers an ‘open house’ policy for all our children and their families.

Waddles Nursery is a privately run nursery

The property is a Victorian style house and was specially converted in June 1990.

All rooms have been carefully converted into playrooms which provide excellent facilities and comply with the latest health and safety regulations.

  • There is ample storage space for pushchairs.
  • The main entrance is located to the rear of the building.
  • Ample parking is available outside the nursery.

We arrange outings to explore beyond the nursery and parents are fully involved. By working together with you we will provide a positive impact on your child’s development and learning.

We now use tapestry as a way of recording and sharing your childs learning and development whilst at nursery.  A tapestry app can be downloaded to your phone and a secure password will be given so you can view your childs online learning journal at anytime.

In addition, we have visits from people in the local community such as police, fireman, dentists, animal  encounters, sport taste sessions, music and dance.

Full details of all the nursery’s policies and procedures will be available when your child joins us.

About our Staff

All our staff are qualified and staff ratios are in line with Ofsted requirements. All staff have been checked by the Disclosure Barring Service.


Jennifer Styles

Our nursery manager has worked at Waddles Nursery since 1992 and has gained her BA in early childhood studies and has attained her Early Years Professional Status.

Jennifer Styles

Jessica Shah

Jessica Shah is our Deputy Manager who has worked at Waddles since 2009. She has achieved her level 5 in Early Years. Jessica oversees all areas of teaching.

Jessica Shah

Bobbie Gates

Bobbie is our Assistant Deputy Manager. She has worked at Waddles since 2012 and is level 3 qualified. Bobbie supports management on a daily basis.

Bobbie Gates

Clare Walton

Our nursery cook has worked at Waddles Nursery since the start of 2013. Clare prepares nutritious, healthy food on site and follows the guidance of the startwell programme.

Clare Walton