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"Happy children! Contented parents!"
Situated between Lichfield and Tamworth, Elswick House is a small, private nursery school, on the edge of the beautiful village of Whittington, surrounded by open countryside, farms and woodland. We cater for children from birth to school age and are OFSTED registered for 31 children. We are open between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday all year round.
Established in September 1986, Elswick House Nursery School is part of the 18th century stable block of one of the oldest houses in Whittington. With a large well-equipped garden, it provides a reassuring, homely environment, in which the well-being of each individual child is paramount and co-operative play and friendships can flourish.

We take full advantage of the wonderful location in which we find ourselves and our policy is to spend as much time as possible outdoors. We regularly take the children on walks in the surrounding countryside and follow trails  through local woodland, developing our own Forest Adventures programme. We enjoy picnics in woods and fields and gather leaves, berries and wild flowers, which we bring back to Nursery to press, or use to dye hankerchiefs. We pick apples and plums in season and make our own pies and crumbles. We sow seeds and grow vegetable, and our lovely garden is also home to our chickens, quail and guinea pigs, which the children help to care for. But most popular of all for the children, is finding the biggest puddles when we go on our walks, and jumping in them! 


The four main rooms in the Nursery are named after birds. Each morning the children meet in the Robins Room, where we talk about what we are going to do that day. The children can then choose to stay in the Robins Room for free play at the start of the day, or go to the Owls Room for a learning session of phonics, number, colour matching and book work, using our pre-school writing and activity books. Our policy is to let the children stay together as a group of mixed ages, and to allow them to choose which activity they want to do, as their interests dictate. Some children may choose to go to the Sparrows Room, where exciting craft and messy play activities take place, different ones each day. Others may opt for playing in our large garden, with the tree house, sand pit, climbing frame, dens and secret pathways.


Our aim at Elswick House is to give children the best possible start in life and to ensure  that, when they go to school, they are confident, independent and sociable young people, with a highly developed curiosity and a love of learning. 

Parents are always welcome to visit Elswick House, but it is best to phone for an appointment (01543 432329), to ensure that, either the Proprietor, or the Nursery Manager, is available at the time of the visit.
Elswick House Nursery School was judged to be an 'OUTSTANDING' nursery
at it's last OFSTED Inspection on 14th August 2015. It was also deemed to be 'OUTSTANDING' in all areas in it's previous OFSTED in September 2008.
And from one of our recent parents .....
"We would like to thank you and your amazing staff for looking after both (of our children) over the past 5 years. We cannot thank you enough for keeping them safe, happy and entertained. It has been an amazing start in life for them and I am sure they (as us!) will keep the memories made at Elswick firmly in their hearts. Elswick House is certainly a very special place."
                                                                                                                        JUNE 2018

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