Turner Road

Nannas Day Nurseries is based just off Turner Road, adjacent to the Walk-in Centre. Our specially converted villa situated within the hospital grounds enables us to care for children in separate age rooms from birth to 5 years. Providing childcare solely for staff at Colchester General Hospital and those working in other areas of the NHS, Nannas offers both permanent and flexible 'as and when' contracts to meet the busy and varying needs of our working parents.

The nursery has a dedicated car park with drop off spaces and is within walking distance of bus stops and the local train station with good links to London and surrounding towns. The local Highwoods Country Park provides weekly access for our Forest School sessions run by our fully qualified Forest School Leader Michael. The Nursery also employs an external Performing Arts and Sports company to carry out additional extra curricula activities with the children each week! During term time a French teacher also visits the pre-school children to help the children learn a new language!

Children are able to explore the exciting outside learning environment of the nursery via two large, secure, enclosed gardens – a courtyard garden and a natural barked rear garden (with our very own Forest Walk) with a variety of activities and resources which enable children to grow and develop to their full potential.

Opening Times

Open 6.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, Nannas Day Nurseries is open throughout the year, closed only on Bank Holidays and half days on Christmas and New Years Eves

Dates for your diary in 2017:

- Parents Forest School Training Saturday 25th March

- Friends of the Nursery Meeting Saturday 1st April

- Parents Evening Tuesday 11th July and Wednesday 13th December

- Graduation Party for School Leavers Saturday 12th August

- Nannas Incredible 20 Year Anniversary Celebration Party Saturday 9th September

Our opening times

What is provided

We provide a selection of cereals for breakfast and healthy morning and afternoon snacks.

Our on-site Chef freshly makes a two course lunch for the children every day with either a starter or a pudding, teaching children healthy choices.

Throughout the day children have free access to fruit infused water via our hydration stations both in and outdoors. Full fat milk is also available on request.

All ingredients purchased are low in salt and sugar and we aim to provide your child with their recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day!

Our menu's were written alongside a hospital dietician to ensure that each child receives the correct balance of vitamins and minerals throughout their day with us. In line with current legislation and guidance our menu's also display the related allergens (key can be found in the nursery). We have recently updated our menus for 2017 so please check our our new range of delicious meals and snacks by clicking on the link!

Look out for our specially themed menus for events and festivals such as World Book Day and Chinese New Year!

We provide nappies and wipes for the children and also a holiday entitlement, allowing you that precious time off with your child without the worry of childcare fees.

New for 2016 - you can now purchase a Nannas Day Nursery uniform for your child with matching accessories from the Tesco Clothing website http://www.tesco.com/direct/nannas-day-nursery-turner-village/11180.school

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get in touch

Drop us a message or arrange a showaround.

Turner Road Nursery

Nannas Day Nurseries

Villa 1 Turner Village

Turner Road



Telephone: 01206 843851


Nursery Manager: Abigail Barton