Nursery Ethos


Our Aim at Hazelwood Nursery is to ensure that your child positively benefits from our quality provision; we pride ourselves on providing a warm, caring and stimulating environment which caters for the needs of each individual child.

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial to his or her future development. In no other five years is there such an enormous rate of development. Hence we do not take lightly our role in the care of your child. We want you to feel both happy and secure when you leave your child in our care.

We believe that parents/carers are a child’s principal carers and first educators. Therefore we value and respect their role. We also understand the importance of regular communication and keeping you informed of every stage in your child’s development. It is a well known fact that family participation in a child’s education can help a child’s positive development.

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all children and families. We believe that no child, individual or family should be excluded from the nursery activities on the grounds of age, gender, sexuality, class, family status, means, disability, colour, ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief and we aim to ensure that all who wish to work in or volunteer to help with our nursery have an equal chance to do so.

ethos2Our History

Choosing Childcare can be a very difficult decision. As a Parent you need to be absolutely confident about your choice.

We became a Neighbourhood Nursery in 2002, our nursery was established in 1989 so we have over 30 years experience in providing quality nursery care. We have systems in place to ensure that our existing high standards of care are maintained. We have consistently achieved the following awards:

  • Scores on the Doors – awarded the highest score of 5 stars for kitchen hygiene.
  • Gold Level Stockport Healthy Workplace Award.
  • Stockport Heartbeat Award – for Healthy Food and keeping a Healthy Environment.
  • Outstanding in All Areas – Ofsted Report 2011/2012 and 2016.

We also believe in maintaining our membership of the ‘National Day Nursery Association’ and the Early Years Alliance so we can keep abreast of all current childcare developments.