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Day Nursery Southampton

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.

The Co-operative Childcare nursery Southampton is a stimulating, safe and secure environment for your child and we pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming atmosphere. We have five spacious rooms, 0-1 year olds, 2-3 year olds and 3-5 year olds are downstairs with the older age groups able to access free flow into the garden area. Upstairs in our day nursery, we have our 1-2 year olds and an additional room that we have recently opened for our older children to be able to conduct focussed group activities.

What our parents say

My daughter loves nursery and her key worker, the staff are brilliant and there's lots of stimulating activities, lovely facilities and lots of care and attention.

Excellent staff and facilities, my son is very happy. It inspires confidence to know that I leave my son in such a caring environment where he is thriving.

Staff are very friendly, cheerful and capable. My son is always excited to arrive and felt welcome right away. He has a balanced and varied diet here and the activities are fun for him. He always comes home tired but happy and I fully trust them with his care.

My grandson loves to go and enjoys the activities. He is relaxed and happy there. I can see the difference in his development. The staff are friendly, professional and approachable.

Includes, nappies, wipes, food in the price. Both my boys (eldest recently left) were and are looked after amazingly well. Staff are always keen to assist the boys and help them to develop. My youngest sons behaviour issues are being dealt with constructively.

I feel the nursery staff and management embrace the individuality of each child and embrace the values and beliefs of the families. There is a lot of care and a lot of activities and learning-focused practical activities. Everyone seems very kind.

My son has been attending for about 2 months now and I have to say he loves nursery and I am happy leaving him knowing he is in caring hands. All staff are always happy, helpful and informative. I am particularly impressed by his key worker, the room leader and the nursery manager. Keep up the excellent work.

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What we do


There are many activities in addition to the core learning and play that takes place at the nursery and supports the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. These activities are planned in advance and very often with parent participation.

The day nursery is also involved in projects such as Every Child a Talker (a programme designed to raise children's achievement in early language development from birth to five) and Communication Friendly Spaces (focuses on the role of the environment in supporting speaking and listening skills, emotional well-being and general engagement).

Our People

Our Southampton nursery team are friendly, approachable and have attended numerous training courses to enhance their knowledge, enabling them to provide the best care and enjoyable learning experiences for our children. All colleagues are qualified or working towards their qualifications and together they have over 100 years of experience in childcare. There is a dedicated, loyal team of 25 colleagues who help our children to have the best start in life in a brightly refurbished modern nursery setting.

Outdoor Facilities

The nursery Southampton has its own garden area which has a climbing area and wooden features. There are also two automatic awnings to provide shade and shelter for the children and to ensure that children can access the outdoors in all weather conditions. We aim to provide plenty of opportunities for physical play with a large range of outdoor toys and activities available for our children to access at all times. The nursery is surrounded by a very attractive garden owned by the church next door.

Southampton General Hospital is a five minute walk away and we are conveniently located only two minutes from a main bus route. There is a free car park available for dropping off and collecting children.

Parents as Partners

The parents have an information board located in the reception area which has a variety of useful information. In the various 0-3 year olds home day nursery rooms they have a feedback sheet which includes 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 on a daily basis. Regular newsletters are sent to parents to keep them updated on up and coming events and we encourage parent participation in many of them. Also at our nursery Southampton, parents evening are offered at regular intervals throughout the year where the child’s key person discusses the child's development with their parents and there is also an annual survey for parents to give structured feedback on all areas of the nursery.

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Contact us

0800 954 0669

The Co-operative Childcare
Warren Crescent,
Shirley Warren,
Southampton, SO16 6AY.

Opening Times:
7:00am - 6:00pm

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Meet the manager

Name: Karen Roussell
A word from the nursery manager:

We have a friendly, well established team who are dedicated and passionate about childcare. The nursery has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and provides exciting and educational activities that are individually planned for each child.


Nursery Nurse

We are looking for a nursery nurse to join our team!

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