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Charlestown Day Nursery


Fun and Educational childcare in Ashton Under Lyne

Our promise

Our aim is for your child to be happy, safe and secure and for their to leave nursery, a confident and happy child.

We hope to give your child a sound foundation for life.

Our rooms are run by qualified nursery practitioners who plan and prepare themes and activities for their room with the aim of stimulating your child’s all round development using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as a guide, our experienced and knowledgeable practitioners will ensure your child develops to their full potential.

The children’s meals are prepared each day by our qualified cook, and are planned with a varied diet, catering for vegetarians and any special dietary requirements your child may have.

We hold parents evenings for you to discuss your child’s progress with the staff, although staff are always willing to discuss your child’s progress at any time.



Full and Part time places

At Charlestown Day Nursery we offer full and part time places to suit your childcare needs in Tameside. Nursery opens from 7.30am until 6pm allowing parents to be flexible with the hours they need for childcare in Tameside, Ashton Under Lyne.

Online Learning Journals

Our online journals are accessed through Tapestry. You will receive access to your child's online journal which is updated each week with photos and development reports which involves you at every milestone your child reaches.

Healthy Home Cooked Meals

All our meals are cooked by our on-site cook Fiona. We offer cereal and toast for breakfast and hot healthy freshly cooked lunch. Tea is a healthy substantial snack to ensure our little leaners are energised till home time.

Outdoor Play

We boast a large outdoor play area with 5 separate gardens. Our children love to play outdoors so our extensive gardens ensure every child can play and learn outdoors in our well equipped and developmentally friendly play areas.

Government Funded Places

Free 15 hour 2 or 3 year old government Funded Places in our term time only rooms. We have all year round funded places enabling you to use funding towards all year round nursery provision. We are happy to help with funding applications and to discuss childcare needs.


At Charlestown Day Nursery we have two SEND coordinators who support our families and practitioners through all aspects of Special Educational Needs. We pride ourselves on identifying early signs of development delay ensuring early interventions are put in place to help children get the support they need to reach their full potential.


Early Years Foundation Stage is the curriculum used for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years. Charlestown Day Nursery use EYFS to support learning and through observation and planning of next steps for individual children we ensure our children are given the best support to develop.

Friendly Team

Our friendly approachable team are always happy to speak to you about any aspects about your child’s care and development. Each child has an allocated key person who is responsible for observations, planning and assessments for individual children in their key groups. Key persons build strong relationships with key groups and families.

Holiday Club

Runs every school holiday expect for 1 week at Christmas for when the nursery is closed. Children have the opportunity to meet new friends in a fun relaxed environment. Our holiday club is housed in our large rainy day room. Exciting themes and activities are planned by our holiday club coordinator along with the children for indoors and out.

Before and After School Club

We take and pick up children from three local schools. Our school club children walk to and from school each day. We provide breakfast and tea and support the children with their homework, reading and they also have time to relax and play in our before and after school room and outdoor areas.

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Term Events

Summer Events

Friday 6th May

Puzzle day

Our children can take part in lots of puzzle activities, jigsaws, matching games, making our own puzzles etc.

Thursday 12th May

International nurses’ day

Our children will be celebrating nurses and learning about how they help people in hospitals and in our community

Tuesday 17th May

Baking Day

the children will be discovering baking today, making buns or biscuits to have with their lunch or tea at nursery.

Week 23rd May

Queens Jubilee week

this week we will be making castles, carriages, flags etc, we will be having lots of stories about our Queen and learning about where she lives and what she does.  We will be having a Jubilee party on Thursday 26th so children can come dressed in red, white or blue or their favourite dressing up outfit.

Wednesday 1st June

Water Day

our children will be having fun in water this week, looking at sinking and floating, washing dolls, sailing boats and lots more water fun.

Wednesday 8th June

Rock painting day

Please could all children bring a small rock to paint at nursery then we can display them in our garden.

Thursday 16th June

Music Day

our children will be discovering music today, we will be listening to different types of music, making our own music and if anyone has any instruments they would like to bring in and share that would be amazing.

Week 20th June

insect week

Our children will be learning about different insects and bugs this week; we will be searching in our garden for bugs and making bug houses throughout the week. Friday 24th June we will be having a bug ball so come dressed as your favourite bug and there will be a prize for the best dressed bug.

Wednesday 6th July

leavers Party

All our children who will be leaving us to go to school are invited to our fun leavers party 4.30-6pm, there will be fun games and a party tea.

Tuesday 12th July

Leavers morning/afternoon in the garden

we will be inviting parents to our leavers show, songs and dancing performed by our leavers – invites to follow.

Thursday 14th July

Sports day

our children will be taking part in lots of sports activities today; everyone will receive a medal for taking part so please dress children for sporting activities.

Tuesday 19th July

Space Day

Our children will be discovering space, listening to stories and we may even take a ride on a rocket ship!!

Wednesday 3rd August

Beach party

we will be having a beach party outside today (weather permitting) please bring swimwear and a towel as we may be getting wet!!

Week 15th

Week 15th August until end August

children who are moving rooms will be having visits to their new rooms throughout this week, this will give the children time to meet their new practitioners and become familiar with their new environment. If anyone has any concerns or would like to visit their child’s new room, please speak to a member of our team and we will be happy to make an appointment for you.

We would like to thank all our families for being part of our nursery and wish all our leavers good luck in their new schools. Please let your child’s key person know which school your child will be going to and their possible leaving date. Thank you 
We do offer holiday club for all school children, if anyone will be needing holiday club please ask for prices and booking procedure.
We offer before and after school club form Waterloo primary and Cannon Burrows school, if anyone requires this please speak to a member of our team.
Could we please remind parents that if your child needs calpol for teething etc you must provide this in their bag.
Hopefully we are now learning to live with COVID, however if your child is poorly with COVID or any other illness please keep them off nursery until they are feeling better to avoid passing illnesses on to other children and practitioners. If you are unsure, please speak to a member of our team for advice.
Half term is week 30th May and week 6th June for term time only children. If anyone has any holidays booked please inform a member of our team so we do not expect your child in those dates. 
Have a lovely Summer.




"As parents we could not be happier with the care the girls provide for our daughter. They go above and beyond every single day to ensure our child is happy and safe. AMAZING!!"

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