Hawthorn Avenue

Nannas Day Nurseries is based just off Hawthorn Avenue in the grounds of Hazelmere Infants and Junior School, it is currently rated as Ofsted Outstanding. Our purpose built, award winning nursery cares for children aged birth to 8 years old with full day care, sessional day care and as and when (flexible sessions). You can even pay by the hour for additional childcare when needed! The nursery has a drop off car park accessible via Bromley Road, excellent bus links to the town centre and beyond and is easily within walking distance to the Colchester Hythe train station, making it incredibly accessible for all.

The nursery is fortunate to have an ample rear garden and a separate garden for the under 2’s which has newly laid artificial grass, meaning that all children have wonderful safe, spacious environments in which to learn and develop to their full potential. The local Welsh Woods is regularly accessed for weekly Forest School sessions by our qualified Forest School Leader Nikki. The Nursery also employs an external Performing Arts and Sports company to carry out additional extra curricula activities with the children each week! 

Each of our age group children have their own base room from 0-2, 2-3 and 3-5 years, with our baby room entirely natural, a home from home. 

Our fantastic pre-school prepares children for their future learning and development when they leave us for primary school, with the same curriculum followed as in the first year of Reception. Our dedicated and experienced staff are able to fully support your child with this crucial transition, providing experiences, activities and opportunities for learning and growth in a fun but structured environment.

Opening Times

Opening Times

Open 6.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, Nannas Day Nurseries is open throughout the year, closed only on Bank Holidays.

Upcoming dates for your diary......

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Monday 1st January 2024

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Friday 29th March 2024

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Monday 1st April 2024

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Monday 6th May 2024

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Monday 27th May 2024

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Monday 26th August 2024

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Wednesday 25th December 2024

-Bank Holiday NURSERY CLOSED: Thursday 26th December 2024

Our opening times

What is provided

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

Our substantial afternoon snacks help tide the children over until they go home for their dinner! 

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.

Our afternoon snack menu's rotate 5 weekly meaning that your child will have a range of afternoon snacks during their time with us! 

Children bring their own packed lunches and learn about healthy choices through our lunch time swap shops!

We provide free takeaway teas and coffees in the morning for parents and a fruit bowl so parents can ensure they have a healthy breakfast after dropping off their children with us!

Children's Nannas Day Nurseries uniforms (and matching accessories) are available to purchase from our online Shop Keep Easy Store. Please visit https://www.uniformeasy.com/990059209. Please note that items are for home delivery only, the click and collect service is not supported.

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Hawthorn Avenue Nursery

  • Nannas Day Nurseries
  • Hawthorn Avenue (access off Bromley Road)
  • Colchester
  • CO43JP

Telephone: 01206 791501


Nursery Manager: Nicola Williamson and Emily Suen