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Day Nursery Swindon, Walcot

Welcome To The Co-operative Childcare

About our nursery

At The Co-operative Childcare nurseries, we never underestimate how difficult a decision it is to leave your child in the care of others and our aim is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make this very important decision.

There are 4 home rooms within our nursery split into the following age groups: 0-1 year olds, 1-2 year olds, 2-3 year olds, 3-5 year olds. There is also a large central aisle which can be used by all ages.


What our parents say

This nursery is fantastic! My daughter always enjoys herself and Co-op has really aided her development. She always eats healthy well balanced meals and snacks which was always important to me. I have viewed many other nurseries and would never want to leave my daughter with anyone else but Co-op whilst I am at college. The equipment and activities are always enjoyed by my daughter and I feel that they communicate well with me on what my daughter has done that day. My little girl is happy here, which is my main priority.

All the staff are fantastic, they get to know the children well: their personalities, likes, dislikes etc and react in response to this which really aids their individual development.  I really feel my son has benefited from attending the nursery and his social skills really have blossomed. I am expecting my second who will without question be enrolled!  Highly recommended!

All staff know my daughter incredibly well and give her exemplary care. She gets excited when we arrive there, which shows how much she loves the activities they offer. She goes outside every day, takes part in a wide range of activities and this is shown in her development. Her carer, Becky, is very kind and loving. I have total confidence leaving my daughter in their care. A fabulous nursery!

My daughter Evalyn looks forward to going to nursery. When I go to collect her after her morning at nursery she is always happy and full of excitement. She is gaining social skills with other children and her carers. She is very comfortable at the nursery, doing something new every week. I am happy to leave her in the care of this nursery.

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What we do


We hold regular children's exercise sessions where the nursery as a whole join together to encourage healthy lifestyles. During the year we arrange for Zoo lab to bring in a variety of insect and creatures for the children to learn and explore in a controlled environment, this is of no extra charge. We also have a photographer once a year to take professional photos for parents to purchase. The 3-5 year olds have a graduation party for all nursery Swindon leavers and they have the opportunity to wear a graduation gown and receive certificate, their parents are also invited along.

Our People

Our Nursery Swindon Manager Beverley has worked at the Walcot Nursery for 7 years and has a 21 years experience in childcare. There is a dedicated, loyal team of 21 colleagues who care for our children and together they have over 120 years experience in childcare.

Outdoor Facilities

We have a large back garden which has a variety of play surfaces from grass to soft play tarmac. There is a play house with picnic table and chairs, large climbing frame with slide and a tunnel. The children have also planted vegetables and herbs into the vegetable garden and are encouraged to help with the watering of them. Also in our day nursery, there is also a separate play area for the younger children to be able to access the outside environment safely. The children play with a variety of physical equipment from cars and bikes to hoops and balls. Along the side of the building is an under cover area with soft play tarmac which can be accessed by all rooms. This enables children to play outside in all weathers. The garden is enclosed by a 6ft fence to ensure it is safe and secure.

Parents as Partners

The parents have an information board located in the reception area which has a variety of useful information to them. In 0-2 year olds and 2-3 year olds home room they have a feedback sheet which will include the children’s daily information of how they have been, including sleep, food, nappies and anything that they have enjoyed during the day. The 3-5 year olds carers give verbal feedback to the parent of how the child has been. The nursery has a notice board within the central area where WOW vouchers are placed, giving parents the opportunity to share any achievements from home to be incorporated into there child’s development files. When parents join the nursery they are asked to complete an information from home sheet which will help the key person to settle the child into the nursery environment. The day nursery participates in a variety of charity events including dress up days, cake sales and festivals celebrations, parents are always encouraged to join in. Parents evening are offered at regular intervals throughout the year, the child’s key person discusses the child’s development with their parents.

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Our awards

Investors in people | Gold

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Ofsted outstanding 2012/2013

Contact us

0800 954 0669

The Co-operative Childcare
Buckhurst Fields,
Shrewsbury Road,
Wiltshire, SN3 3AH.

Opening Times:
7:30am - 6:30pm

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Meet the manager

Beverley Badminton

Name: Beverley Badminton
A word from the nursery manager:

In our nursery we have a good level of qualified staff that are motivated in making the nursery a fun environment to play and learn in. We give our children many opportunities and experiences and help them to gain additional skills that will support their development further.


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We are looking for a Nursery Nurse to join our Team!


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