Child First at Welbeck

Child First Day Nursery at Welbeck is a unique, child centred outdoor nursery situated within the stunning grounds on the Welbeck estate.

Child First at Welbeck is a beautiful, renovated chicken shed, with lots of character, surprises and a beautiful environment to grow, learn, explore and develop.

The 90 place nursery comprises of different spaces: these include Nestlings (babies), Hatchlings (1-2), Fledglings (2-3), Chicks (3-4) and Roosters (4-5)

Children are able to cook on the fire pit, use real tools, create masterpieces in the outside art studio, tend to freshly grown vegetables in the allotment, climb trees, dance to music, or relax in a hammock. It is a totally child-led environment, and our ethos is very unique and centred around learning through play. Our on-site Chef, Ian prepares fresh food each day for the children, often with little helpers.


  • The nursery is open from 7.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday.  
  • The nursery accepts 15 and 30 hour funding.  


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