Welcome to The Cottage Day Nursery Heanor. At The Cottage, we know that your child's early years are vital. That's why we provide the love and dedication that every child deserves.
Our nursery is more than just a place of learning: it's an extended family where your child's first steps are celebrated, laughter fills the dedicated age-specific rooms, and dreams are cradled with care. Our team of passionate care givers understands that every child has a unique story waiting to unfold, and we are here to nurture, support, and cherish those precious moments.
By choosing The Cottage, you're choosing more than just a nursery; you're joining an extended family that understands your child, their journey, and all the magic that comes with watching your little one grow and develop!

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To arrange a visit, please click the 'Enquiry' button below and fill out our Enquiry Form. Or if you have any questions, email us at heanor@cottagenursery.co.uk
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Nursery Info

For more information about our Heanor Nursery, please feel free to Email Our Team.

Full Day*

7.30am - 6.00pm


7.30am - 1.00pm


1.00pm - 6.00pm

Additional / Part Hour(s)

*Children wanting breakfast will need to be in nursery prior to 7:45am ** Includes Tea
Babies & Toddlers (0-2 Yrs)
Main Nursery & Pre-School (2-5 Yrs)

Our Ethos

The ultimate value of The Cottage is to cultivate an environment that replicates the warmth and hospitality of a home.

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We aim to instil a sense of security and trust for parents regarding the exceptional level of care and learning opportunities provided to their children, allowing them to reach their fullest potential. Our aim is to help children become active learners, developing a healthy approach to building the foundations that will benefit them in later education and life.

Exceptional Childcare

We are a team of passionate and committed staff that aim to provide exceptional childcare whilst ensuring our environment is nurturing and feels like a home from home, allowing our children the best possible start in life.

Learning & Development

Our team are ambitious and enthusiastic about child development, planning carefully thought out activities that foster an engaging and innovative learning environment, whilst also cultivating strong partnerships with those involved in each child’s journey.

Diversity & Inclusion

At the heart of our ethos lies a deep appreciation for diversity. We understand that every child and family comes with a unique set of experiences and needs. Our commitment to creating a warm and nurturing environment ensures that each and every one of our little ones feels safe, valued, and loved. We strive to build strong and meaningful relationships with our families, treating them with the empathy and respect they deserve.


Understanding that children flourish best in environments catered to their individual needs, here at Bedford St we have three separate buildings dedicated to different age groups. This ensures that we provide age-appropriate activities and care.

Babies & Toddlers (0-2)

Our Baby Rooms are split across themed rooms that are designed to inspire creativity, exploration and skill development. We have our Art Room, a Main Playroom and an Sensory Room. Each room offers unique experiences and opportunities for children to learn and grow, from creative play and sensory explorations to imaginative role-playing and physical activity. Our Baby & Toddlers also have their own area of the playground to ensure our little ones can explore the outdoors with confidence!
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Preschool (2-5)

Our Preschool room caters for ages 2-5 across our ground floor. The rooms, again, are themed and tailored to this specific age range. We have an Art Room, a Main Playroom and a classroom which features an interactive whiteboard. Outside, they have access to a separate playground which features as and tray, a mud kitchen, climbing/balancing equipment and a block play area.
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Nursery Policies

Transparency and communication are at the forefront of our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for your child. We believe in fostering a collaborative partnership with parents, and our policies reflect our dedication to maintaining high standards of care, education and security.

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Food & Nutrition

Sickness & Illness



Stay Connected

Parents have access to a development app Famly that keeps you informed throughout the day, has an instant messaging feature for those on the go, and provides regular observations and assessments, keeping you in the loop of every step of your child’s progress.

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Our Team

Our Heanor nursery has a dedicated team overseen by our Childcare Manager Bridget, and Amy our Business Manager.


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Business Manager
The team oversee our Room Leaders, Nursery Nurses and Apprentices who are committed to ongoing training to ensure they stay current with the latest sector developments. They prioritise the safety and well-being of those they care for, receiving compulsory high-level safeguarding training in areas such as safer sleep and first aid.
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Parent Reviews

Read reviews from some of our parents, past and present, posted on the national independent nursery review website daynurseries.co.uk
Andy K
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Wonderful place and atmosphere! Our little one loves it here! Would recommend it to anyone wanting to send their child here. The staff are brilliant, attentive and caring. Nothing is too much trouble, and they are always quick to respond to any questions. Great nursery!

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We can hand on heart say this was the best decision we ever made for our little one. The staff at The Cottage have also been incredibly supportive when it comes to looking after our little one who has some additional developmental needs and pointing us and supporting us in accessing additional support. The staff here are simply amazing, and no amount of words will ever be able to explain the gratitude I have for all those involved in our little ones' care.

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Oliver B
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My daughter’s experience at The Cottage has been fabulous. She always speaks about the staff and care in glowing terms and has made a wonderful group of friends during her time at the nursery. She’s become a confident, independent young girl at The Cottage, and is developing new skills and words all the time. The communication from the nursery is also excellent. We receive regular updates on what she’s doing, what activities are taking place, and if there’s an accident.

5 Star4 Star
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Both my children have attended The Cottage, and I couldn’t be happier with their time and care for both of them. The staff are always friendly and approachable, keep you informed about their daily activities via the app, and I am always picking up happy children at the end of the day. There are always new engaging activities each day, which have helped bring on their verbal and physical development. Meals are made fresh and have a wide variety to offer.

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Carrie H
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The Cottage nursery is amazing, with a 5-star review all-round. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! The Cottage has looked after two of my children from 12 months through to school age, with my youngest child currently attending. Nothing is too much trouble; if I ever have a worry about my child’s development or feelings that day, they take her under their wing and she always comes out smiling.

5 Star4 Star
Hannah M
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My son has been attending The Cottage since October 2023. He is thriving in all areas, and the confidence he now has within the community, I strongly believe is due to the work and efforts all the staff put into all the children. All his needs are met, and the app allows us to have the communication required throughout his days at nursery. He works closely with his key worker who encourages nursery-home play. I can’t recommend it enough and can’t wait to continue to watch my boy flourish here.

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Secure Your Child's Place

Follow the steps below to reserve your child's place at The Cottage Day Nursery, Heanor. If you have any questions, please feel free to Email Our Team.
Enquiry Form
Fill out the Enquiry Form to start your application
Site Visit
One of our team will be in touch to arrange a site visit
Registration Form
We will email you link to complete registration form
Pay Deposit
Payment of deposit will secure your child's place.
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Find Us

Our Heanor Nursery is on the outskirts of the town centre, on the corner of Mansfield Road and Howitt Street. Street parking is available.