Welcome to

Cottam Nursery School



Hello. We are at Cottam Nursery School!

It's where we start our lovely journey of life

with others in a safe and nurturing place.


Cottam Nursery School is a place . . .

Where young children and toddlers can learn

and start to gain valuable life skills.


and make friends in a fabulous rural environment.

We can play together and have fun,

At Cottam Nursery School . . .


Hello and Welcome

Cottam Nursery School offers very personalised childcare and education for children from 2-5 years.

This family-run unique children’s nursery is situated in the old village school.  It has been working closely with local families for over 30 years.

Established to celebrate childhood

Our fundamental principle is to ‘celebrate childhood’.  We want to support children’s learning and development in a way which enables them to have fun and truly enjoy this very precious period in their lives.

Cottam Nursery helps children to be the best that they can be and to be proud and confident in their achievements.

“All three of my children have enjoyed their time at Cottam and the staff are absolutely AMAZING!”

About us

Cottam Nursery School is part of Preston and its surrounding region’s local history.

Let me tell you a bit more about us. . .

Celebrating Childhood!

The nursery is managed by a graduate Early Years Professional, and owned by an Early Years Consultant with a Masters in Education.

The practice, offered every day, is therefore based on proven research and a wealth of caring experience.

Experienced, trusted and available

The nursery offers term-time only education and childcare.  Parents, therefore, only pay for term time provision.  A great plus if parents only want term time provision.

Holiday Club – for out of term care

During holiday periods we run an optional Holiday Club which parents can opt into as and when they need childcare.

For this club, we also offer places to former attendees of the nursery up until the age of 8.  This allows families to have Holiday Club provision in one location.

What Cottam Nursery School can do, and will do for your child

Get in touch now

You can email us using the ‘Contact us’ form or get in touch by telephone.

Please do call in and see us, you will be welcome at any time during our open hours!

But we do please ask that you avoid the lunchtime period between 11:30am and 12:30pm

Here are some of our most recent reviews:-

Fab all round!

5 5 1
Fab children, fab place, fab staff, fab play groups, fab learning - in fact FAB all round!

The best nursery ever

5 5 1
Both of my children attend, and they enjoy every single day. The staff are lovely, helpful, friendly and they always have a smile on their faces which makes drop off and pick up that little bit easier, knowing my children are in excellent hands.

The Best

5 5 1
I could not have wished for a better nursery. Both my boys have attended here over the last 4 years. They have both loved every minute. The staff are all friendly and approachable. My eldest had and still does have a soft spot for Mrs Yates whilst my youngest who has just left to start school could never pick a favorite he loved them all. Mrs Bateson is doing a fab job and there has been a noticable improvement in activities since she arrived. I would recommend this nursery to anyone. Fab place we are really going to miss it.

Wonderful Nursery

5 5 1
From Lucy's first day each and every one of the staff have been kind, caring, supportive and encouraging. They quickly made her feel comfortable and happy and as a result her confidence has grown in so many ways. They go to so much trouble to make each day fun and interesting for the children and Lucy has loved every minute of her time there. She has made so many lovely friends and was really sad to leave to start school. We will all miss the lovely staff as they have always been so friendly and welcoming, it's been a pleasure to have Lucy go to such a wonderful nursery with the nicest, kindest people and she's been lucky to have spent so much time with them. They all genuinely care about the children and are completely dedicated to providing the best care in a warm, friendly, happy environment, couldn't recommend Cottam Nursery School highly enough!

A wonderful place!

5 5 1
Cottam Nursery has a lovely, welcoming atmosphere - as soon as you walk through the door, you can tell it is a happy place where children are nurtured and have fun learning. The experienced staff are warm, friendly and supportive, and have made my daughter feel settled very quickly. It's fabulous that all the staff know all the children, even those that they don't directly care for. It makes for a strong, caring environment that we know our daughter will thrive in. We are so glad we found and chose Cottam Nursery!


5 5 1
I have nothing but good things to say about the nursery and every single member of staff. My little one settled in straight away and absolutely loves attending the nursery, often asking if she can go on her days off. All the staff cannot do enough for the children and genuinely seem to love what they do. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the nursery to anyone!

Brilliant nursery

5 5 1
I was struggling to find a place for my little girl as I left it quite late but with a stroke of luck I stumbled upon Cottam Nursery. Within minutes of visiting I new it was going to be perfect. It’s smaller than other nurseries meaning that it’s like a big family and not as daunting. All the staff are lovely and genuinely care about all of the children. My little girl looks forward to nursery every week and I couldn’t be more reassured that she’s happy and safe.
Home Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 7 reviews
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