About Us

Learn more about our Nursery and Preschool
  • Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery a safe place for your child to grow and learn

    We believe each child is a precious gift and we treat them as if they were our own.

    ‘Whittington Preschool’ was established over 50 years ago in Whittington Village. In 2007 we moved to Whittington Barracks where we merged with the existing military Preschool, ‘Munchkins’. In the summer of 2012, after high demand, we opened up our Nursery unit in the building adjacent to our Preschool building. Opening our Nursery unit enabled us to offer care to babies and toddlers aged 3 months to 3 years.

    We pride ourselves on being a graduate led setting. Our manager, Jennifer, and deputy manager, Lauren, both studied Early Childhood Studies at Staffordshire University and graduated with BA (Hons) together in Summer 2014. All of our staff are First Aid trained, CRB checked and qualified with relevant childcare qualifications at Level 2 (NVQ), Level 3 (NVQ) or higher.

  • We are proud of our military links

    We have strong military links with many of our parents coming from Royal Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy backgrounds.

    Having strong links with DMS Whittington allows us to take full advantage of our surroundings, such as using the Garrison Church as the venue for our Christmas concert in 2014 and a visit to see the dental clinic in 2015.

  • Because these early years matter so much

    Our Preschool & Day Nursery is a safe, nurturing environment where children get the attention and care that they need. You can rest assured that your child will be cared for with kindness, love and respect.

    We are Ofsted registered and currently graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted (2014). We also follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

  • Why choose us...

    • No extra costs for meals

    • We have an excellent reputation

    • We have CCTV monitoring our main entrances for added safety

    • You can choose your session times to suit you

    • We are open all year except for Christmas and UK Bank Holidays

    • We are led by two Early Years graduates

    • iPads are available to our Preschool children to enhance learning

    • Our outdoor areas are accessible to all children, from babies to preschoolers

    • All meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site in our kitchen

    • Staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding

    • All of our staff are experienced and hold relevant qualifications to their positions

    • Home visits are available on request to help settle your child

    • We are always reinvesting and making improvements

    • We offer discounts for recommending us to a friend

    • We have excellent links with local schools

    • Settling in sessions are free