Welcome to Chrysalis Day Nursery and Pre-School

A very warm welcome to our website.

We know it can be daunting to choose a nursery for your child and understand the anxiety this decision can bring as you can be leaving your child in someone else's care for the first time. We provide the highest standard of child care and education. We provide a unique environment in which children are actively encouraged to explore, learn and to interact with others. Many of the pages here are written with this in mind and aim to provide you with information that will help you to make that decision.

The site will also give you a view into the daily life at the Nursery, the care, happiness and dedication our staff bring to their roles in your child's daily play, learning and development.

For those parents who already have children at our Nursery, these pages will also help to inform you on current and future activities.

D-Day 6th June 1944

Here is a letter from Kath's grandfather to her father about his experiences in taking part in the D-Day Landings.




Christmas Galleries

We have some super photos of our Christmas activities at Chrysalis. Come and have a look!











Parents!! There are new dates for your diaries on the Parents Page


Pre-School Uniform

The bottle green uniforms in Pre-school have proved to be very popular, and we are sure you will agree, the children look ever so smart.  Parents have told us that it is making life very much easier in the mornings when there is limited “choice” as to outfits! We order stock from one of our own parents at Elite Industrial.

Supplies at cost price.  It is excellent quality and the logo is embroidered beautifully. Parents who have children moving into Pre-school over the next few weeks can order uniforms in the office any time.

Some children in Butterflies have even said that they would like to wear the sweat shirts! By all means they can do so! (Of course uniform is not compulsory at nursery, it is entirely optional)


We are Outstanding!!!

Dear Parents

After a visit from OFSTED on Monday 8th August, we are pleased to inform you that Chrysalis Day Nursery has been declared an “Outstanding Day Nursery” in all areas.

Please read the report, it is in the private "Parents Page" (you can navigate there using the menu on the right hand side of the screen). if anyone would like a hard copy, please do not hesitate to ask in the office.

Having read the report we would welcome your comments and if you wish give us any feedback please do not hesitate to do so.

Yours Sincerely

Sue Smith, Sue Bines, Yvonne Hardcastle - Managers

Reasons why we are Outstanding

Melissa's Book - A Day in the Life of Chrysalis

Congratulation messages

Read the wonderful things some of our parents said......


Baby Signing
At Chrysalis we believe that using baby signs with the pre-verbal children within our setting develops early language skills and encourages communication.



What's new?







50 Things to Do Before you Leave Chrysalis!



Healthy Eating

Read about our healthy approach to eating.



and a sample winter menu.....delicious!



Foodsafe Platinum Award

Well done to Carol and Ronnie who have again been awarded a 5 star award for food standards.

Read more here...

Charity Fundraising

Find out about our charity fundraising at Chrysalis in 2013.





Block play at Chrysalis




See some of the poems from our recent leavers


Last updated 17 March 2015