How do you foster a love of learning? At Cricklade Manor Prep School & Nursery we inspire imaginations to run wild with creativity and ingenuity through our expert teaching and stimulating curriculum.

Our Nursery is a happy and inspiring environment for children aged 2-4 years, in light and spacious classrooms set in the beautiful and secure walled garden of Cricklade Manor Prep School.

Join us at our Open Day on Friday 26 April to explore how we create a learning environment where curiosity thrives.

Our Open Day events are an opportunity for you to find out more about what makes us different. Booking for this event is essential, so please make sure to register your place. Click the button to register your interest and our friendly registrar will be in touch to book a time slot that suits you.

Year Round and Wrap Around Care: We understand how busy life is for working parents, that’s why we offer year-round flexible and affordable wrap-around care from 7.30am-6pm.

Skilled and Caring Staff: Our dedicated and experienced Nursery team are passionate about early childhood development. Preschool children also benefit from subject specialist teaching from staff at the school. Weekly PE sessions are led by PE staff, and Forest School sessions are led by a qualified Forest School leader.

Enriching Environment: Set inside our picturesque walled garden, our Nursery provides a serene setting. With access to spacious outdoor play areas, a forest school, a sports hall and astroturf, your little one will have ample opportunities to explore, learn and grow.

Engaging Curriculum: Our innovative curriculum combines play-based learning with structured activities, fostering creativity, critical thinking and social skills. Your child will explore various subjects, from arts and crafts to music and early literacy, preparing them for a bright academic future. They will be accompanied on their learning adventure by Woodland Explorer characters like Curious Cat, Friendly Frog and Creative Caterpillar, who help our children make sense of all areas of the Early Years’ curriculum.

Convenient Location: Cricklade Manor Prep School & Nursery is located in the heart of the pretty Saxon town of Cricklade, within easy reach of Swindon and Cirencester.

Strong Community: Our regular school events create a close-knit community for Cricklade Manor parents. We are a warm and welcoming bunch!

Affordable and Flexible: Our competitive fees and flexible booking options make Cricklade Manor Nursery a convenient and affordable option. Prices start from just £38.75 a day (8am-1pm). We are registered with Wiltshire Council to apply the Early Years Free Entitlement funding to all 3 to 5 year olds. The universal 15 hours funding per week is available, plus a further 15 hours if parents are eligible. More information on fees is available here.

Our Open Day will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm by appointment only. Each appointment lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please make sure to register your interest and book your slot ahead of time.

For more information: please contact our friendly registrar, Penny Kelly, on +44 (0)1793 750275 or email

Not able to make it? If you’re not able to make our Open Day date, we’d love to welcome you for a personal tour at a time that suits you better! Click the button below to register your interest and we’ll be in touch to arrange a visit.