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Our Ethos

Here at Canterbury Road Day Nursery, we strive to create a happy atmosphere, where learning for all children is fun. We provide an imaginative and diverse environment where children become independent, confident and caring individuals.

Children are challenged to reach their full potential by developing their creative thinking and being encouraged to follow their own interests and enthusiasms.

Caring practitioners work in partnership with parents, carers and the community, encouraging them to take an active part in their child’s learning.

Each child’s individual needs are met in an atmosphere that celebrates diversity, where everyone is included and everybody matters.

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  • Natalie Bignell - Manager

    Natalie is our Nursery Manager, she has vast experience of all areas of childcare and a great knowledge of child development. Nat has been with Canterbury Road from the start and is well respected by children, parents and staff at the nursery. Natalie enjoys building bonds with all our families and is always available for a quick chat whenever you need her.

  • Melanie Bolger – Deputy Manager

    Melanie is our Deputy Nursery Manager, she has many years of experience within childcare working in Private settings, schools and also overseas with children from many different cultures and backgrounds. Mel has previous management experience and has studied Leadership and Management along with Advanced Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities. Melanie is currently working towards her Business Administration qualification and is based on reception, offering support to both staff and parents.

  • Clare Donohue – Third in charge / Teeny Tigers Room Leader

    Clare is based in the Teeny Tigers Room and also oversees Crazy Crocs, she is the nursery named SENCO and is working towards her level 4 in childcare. Clare has worked in childcare for 16 years in both private nurseries and also as a child minder. Clare is well loved by the families of the children she cares for, she is always on hand to offer support and guidance when needed and a great mentor to all staff here at Canterbury Road.

  • Ionie Marchan – Jungle Room Leader

    Ionie has worked with children for 13 years in day nurseries in the Manchester area. She has a great understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and other strategies for children’s learning. She is based in the Jungle Pre-School Room as a senior staff member. Ionie has recently undertaken training in First Aid and Safeguarding amongst others.


What our customers think.

  • Our daughter has attended Canterbury Road Day nursery for three and a half years. The nursery provides a warm, caring, loving environment with friendly professional staff, ensuring to meet the personal needs of each child. There is always a wide range of fun activities available, and lots of messy play going on. The outdoor areas are a favourite of our daughters especially where she can make mud pies. The onsite chefs provide a variety of fabulous nutritious meals and snacks all of which our daughter really enjoys.  We would highly recommend this day nursery to anyone who is looking for a friendly, fun and loving environment to leave there child.



    Tracey and Jon Knowles


  • I began working at Canterbury Road Day Nursery in November 2013, during this time I have felt my work has been acknowledged and appreciated.
    Having moved from a career in teaching, I was nervous of the change. I have found that all the staff at the nursery are supportive of each other and all have the common goal of happy children.

    Samantha Colledge

    Pre School Room Leader

  • We were very apprehensive leaving our daughter as we had a never used a nursery before and our little girl has additional needs. The staff made us instantly at ease and totally confident, we have all enjoyed being at Canterbury Road....especially Willow.

    Jaclyn Ollerenshaw

    Mother of Willow Ollerenshaw

  • I have worked at Canterbury Road Day Nursery for 3 years, I started as an apprentice and have now completed my level 2 and 3. During That time I have also been awarded student of the year for childcare in Trafford. I have worked closely with Natalie, our Nursery Manager who has helped me with all aspects of my qualifications and I really enjoy my job here. I love seeing the children grow and learn new skills that they can use throughout their lives.

    Natalie McCaig

    Hungry Hippos Nursery Nurse

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