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Teeny Tigers 0-12 months

Our Teeny Tigers room has been specially designed to create a relaxing environment for children aged 0-12 months. The Teeny Tigers room is split into areas with age appropriate equipment that helps the children to develop holistically.


All of the children’s individual needs are met through a variety of sensory, physical and exploratory activities, supported by their key person.

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Crazy Crocs 12-18 months

Our Crazy Croc room has been designed for children aged 12-18 months. The room provides a safe and stimulating environment for the children to explore.


The Crazy Croc room is split into areas with a strong emphasis on physical development with equipment especially provided to allow the children to crawl, walk and tumble safely.

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Jolly Giraffe 18-24 months

Our Jolly Giraffe room caters from children aged 18 months-2 years. The children in this room have a wide variety of toys and equipment to ensure they develop holistically.


With activities planned to meet each child’s individual needs thrive within their surroundings.

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Cheeky Chimps 2-3 years

Our newly refurbished Cheeky Chimps room is the first of our 2-3 year old rooms. Cheeky Chimps provides exciting educational activities and resources to enable the children to learn and develop through play.

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Hungry Hippos 2-3 years

Our newly refurbished Hungry Hippos room is the second of our 2- 3 year old rooms. The room has been designed to support children during play, with a wide range of fun and educational toys.

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Jungle Room 3-5 years

Our Jungle Room has been created to ensure that our pre-school children are provided with everything they need to prepare them for school.


During the children’s time in the Jungle room they will take part in a wide variety of activities to help them progress in all areas of development.


The Jungle Room is split into areas with an emphasis placed on ‘school readiness.’ Phonics and letter formation are explored in a variety of ways, with the support of knowledgeable practitioners.

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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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