Ashbridge Day Nursery in Hutton

Set in 11 acres of beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Preston,
Ashbridge Day Nursery in Hutton shares grounds with our outstanding independent primary school.

Our Nursery Environment

Life at Ashbridge is full and varied and our nursery in Hutton promotes active outdoor learning opportunities of all kinds where everyone can succeed.

We provide our children with a first class education that is closely attuned to their individual needs.

Our nursery is within the countryside in an extensive location. Children learn from and enjoy nature to the full, working and playing throughout the year in an invigorating, natural setting.

Our young children use the environment for all aspects of learning, enjoying forest school experiences, going for regular walks around the grounds and visiting our animals -donkeys, and rabbits. Through such opportunities children learn important values of respect and responsibility.

An extensive range of extra curricular activities are available for children to enjoy in nursery too. Each is taught by a qualified teacher or instructor and most lessons take place weekly. We currently offer a variety of dance, languages and sports clubs.

Our Baby Unit

Our baby unit has been developed to the highest of standards. Premises are designed to create a secure environment where parents can leave their child with experienced practitioners whose focus is to nurture and care for individual needs.

Within the baby unit, separate areas are dedicated for children under 12 months and care is taken to ensure a warm and homely feel is created to help children settle successfully.

A key person system operates throughout the nursery, which we see as crucial for each child’s development and the development of positive relationships with families.

2 to 3 Years Old

When children move on from the baby unit they move into a newly purpose built area within our nursery for 2-3 year olds, where they are accommodated in welcoming and bright classrooms, all with direct access to the outdoor areas.

Rooms are spacious and light with integral areas for changing and toileting and resources are in place to meet all areas of learning from role play areas to creative spaces.

Displays of children’s work enhance and personalise the spaces to create a sense of belonging.


When the children reach the all-important pre-school year they move up to our pre-school and infant building. Here, they enjoy extensive facilities designed to support their growing independence and a teaching team who extend learning and ensure success.

Large indoor and outdoor areas are equipped with everything children need to extend their learning. Resources are accessible in order that children can make their own choices and the displays and creative areas are developed to promote children’s interests.

Children have continuous access to the outdoors and use the covered play areas, garden and woodland spaces enthusiastically every day they are with us.