About Us

Cottam Nursery School offers very high quality care and education for young children.

Where & What We Are

Situated in Cottam’s beautiful Victorian school buildings, the nursery is at the heart of the old village community.  It maintains a charming character and strong attraction to all who attend.  The nursery has successfully looked after generations of local children in our unique way and will continue that tradition well in to the future.

Cottam Nursery School is a truly independent nursery and not part of a chain.  It is always on hand to look after and really enjoy special times with your child as they grow, learn and develop into unique individuals.

Needless to say full facilities are catered for, and our highly skilled staff are always on hand to look after your priceless little bundles of joy!

Established & Experienced

Before being converted to a nursery in the 1980’s, the nursery was the local village primary school in Cottam.  Four beautiful playrooms provide access to all other areas of continuous learning.  Surrounded by fields and wildlife, animals like sheep and horses are in close proximity.   Our rural location and outdoor environment is a real bonus for your child.

Cottam Nursery School provides access to a wide range of activities, all tailored to ensure that they meet the developmental needs of every individual child.

You will find that we frequently organise engaging outside activities within the safe confines of the nursery.  The playground area has been specifically constructed to provide a wide range of challenging activities and play throughout the year.

Community Trusted

Ever since its inception 30 years ago, Cottam Nursery School prides itself with a strong sense of family and community.  In fact, it organises and participates in local events all year round.

The nursery has fully integrated with the surrounding community and has established links with many local services like schools and suppliers.

In addition to the close relationships we maintain with parents, our ‘open-door’ policy and excellent family links, including ‘learning journeys’, are often complemented with educational interaction from special guests.  They always add value to the wide range of fun activities.

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!

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.
About Us Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 7 reviews
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