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Springfield House

110 New Lane, Eccles

Our Springfield house location is situated in a beautiful Victorian building. Formerly a doctor’s surgery, the space has been developed to the highest standards into a warm, homely environment.


Our robust settling-in procedure includes settling-in visits and introductory sessions suited to the individual needs of each family. These are provided free of charge over a one- or two-week period dependent on your child’s age, stage of development and unique needs. Together, we’ll complete an “all about me” document so we can follow your home routine as closely as possible to make the transition easy for your child.


Each child is paired with a key person before they being to attend the nursery. This key person builds a strong personal connection with the child and their family, welcoming them each day, looking after them during the settling-in period, and acting as a familiar contact point throughout their time at the nursery.


Our Rooms

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Babies and Tweenies

0-2 Years

Specially designed to help new babies feel stimulated, safe and comfortable. Each child is given a daily diary so you can see what they’ve been up to each day, and we invite you to provide information about home activities.

Activities include:

  • Sensory activities

  • Natural play

  • Weaning

  • Imaginative play

  • Malleable play

  • Repetitive songs/rhymes

  • Communication


These rooms operate on a 1:3 adult-to-child ratio.


2-3 Years

Our toddlers are split into two rooms according to age and stage of development. Rooms are designed to encourage children to develop independence at their own pace through free play. Staff focus on providing children with the confidence to approach adults and peers to express their feelings.

Activities include:

  • Early maths

  • Quiet area

  • Stretch & grow exercise class

  • Sensory area

  • Family board

  • Self-care

  • Mark making

  • Toilet training

  • Songs & rhymes


These rooms operate on a 1:4 adult-to-child ratio.

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Preschool & Ladybird Learners 

3-5 Years

Our spacious, open-plan pre-school rooms have been specifically designed to encourage growth through free play. We employ a qualified early years teacher who follows the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) standards and tracks the progress of each child to ensure they are supported to confidently transition to school life. 

Activities include:

  • Early science

  • Following instructions

  • Technology

  • Self-care

  • Using imagination

  • Independently dressing

  • Making friends

  • Physical development

  • Early literacy

  • Early maths

These rooms operate on a 1:8 adult-to-child ratio.

Outdoor Play

All our children experience outdoor play every day. We provide age-appropriate equipment and resources to promote physical exercise, motor development and learning.

Activities include:

  • Ball games

  • Mark making

  • Bikes and trikes

  • Sand and water play

  • Planting and gardening

  • Group storytelling

  • Balancing and climbing

  • Soft play equipment

  • Mud kitchen

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Nursery Meals

Meal times should be a relaxed, non-threatening, social experience. Eating is a time when a great deal of learning takes place, and we encourage children to sit at the table with their friends and carers using polite table manners, eating healthy food, and making meal times a pleasurable, social experience.

We provide the children with a healthy, balanced diet of breakfast, lunch and high-tea, prepared on-site by our qualified chef. We work very closely with a registered nutritionist, parents and the children themselves to provide meals that the children enjoy and that are nutritious. Our menus are provided on a four-weekly rolling basis and are regularly reviewed. We also cater for children’s individual food requirements, taking into account any food allergies and religious beliefs.

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Sample Menu

  • Breakfast

    • Toast

    • Yoghurt

    • Fresh fruit

    • Milk or water

  • Lunch

    • Shepherd’s pie and seasonal vegetables

    • Homemade apple pie with custard

    • Milk or water

  • High tea

    • Roast veg wraps

    • Fresh fruit

    • Milk or water

Term Dates

2024-2025 Term Dates

Summer term 2024

  • Start: 15.04.24

  • Half-term Start: 27.05.24

  • Reopen: 03.06.24

  • End: 19.07.24

Autumn term 2024

  • Start: 02.09.24

  • Half-term Start: 21.10.24

  • Reopen: 28.10.24

  • End: 13.12.24

Spring term 2025

  • Start: 06.01.25

  • Half-term start: 17.02.25

  • Reopen: 24.02.25

  • End: 25.03.25

Summer term 2025

  • Start: 14.04.25

  • Half-term start: 02.06.25

  • Reopen: 09.06.25

  • End: 18.07.25

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Fees & Funding

Session type

Weekly cost

Calendar monthly cost

Full-time Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00 pm



1 day per week 7.30am - 6.00pm



2 days per week 7.30am - 6.00pm



3 days per week 7.30am - 6.00pm



4 days per week 7.30am - 6.00pm



Morning Session 7.30am - 12.30pm



Afternoon Session 1.00pm-6.00pm



Funding top-up fee - am session £3.00

Funding top-up fee - pm session £2.00

Shift Patterns

The nursery will do its best to accommodate shift patterns subject to availability of places. However, in order to manage this irregular booking pattern, sessions required must be confirmed in writing with a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice.


Where two or more children from one family attend the nursery on a part-time basis the oldest child will be eligible for a 5% discount off their monthly fees. Where both children attend on a full-time basis, the oldest child will be eligible for a 10% discount off their monthly fees.



We are registered with Salford City Council to deliver 2, 3 and 4-year-old free entitlement funding.

All families are entitled to 3 & 4-year-old funding from the term after their child turns 3 years old at 15 hours per week term time only.  Eligibility to an additional 15 hours per week term time only can be checked by families at

Families wishing to access the 2-year-old funding must check their eligibility with Salford council’s Starting Life Well team.

We work with families to be as flexible as possible when allocating funded hours through a choice of term time only or all year-round sessions.  Families are also able to add hours, sessions or days to their child’s attendance by prior booking and subject to advertised nursery fees.

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