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Apricot Day Nursery

Encouraging children to develop a love for learning

Full and part time care for 0-5 year olds
Holiday club care for 4-11 year olds
Manager: Lisa Payne
01480 471 857
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  • Who we are

    Intimate, small and nurturing setting developing capable learners and communicators

    Our smaller size really is our most unique feature; enabling us to work closely with children and families in order to meet their individual needs.

    Apricot Nursery and Pre-school are set across two sites, ensuring that we are able to give children a truly unique and special nursery experience. Children start their journey here at our Apricot Nursery. We are a true home from home nursery and pride ourselves on our parent partnerships. We follow the children’s interest, ensuring no two days the same!

    The nursery consists of three base rooms; each benefit from having their own safe and enclosed, age appropriate outside play area. This provides all of our children with free flow access to explore the outside play area whenever they want.

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    Additional Information

    • Registered for 47 places for children aged 0-5 years
    • Qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic nursery team
    • Separate outdoor play areas for each room
    • Ideally located close to town centre
    • Operating across two sites to support school readiness

    Getting here

    Directions, parking & opening times

    Directions & Parking

    We are based on Longsands College site, round the back of the school. We are in between a blue building on the right and stage works on the left. Best access to the nursery is via Kings road. We are right by the local train station with trains running every 30 minutes to Kings Cross, London. We are also situated only a couple of minutes’ drive from the A1 and the A428 with bus routes into Cambridge. We are just a short walk from the local town and close to all routes for commuters. We have 10 parking spaces near to the nursery entrance.

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    Opening times

    Full day
    8am to 6pm
    8am to 1pm
    1pm to 6pm
    Early start
    7:30am to 8am
    Late finish
    6pm to 6:30pm
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    Leaving feedback

    We love hearing about the experiences that families have had at our nursery! Your feedback helps us to continually improve and provide the best possible care for your child.

    If you've had a positive experience with us, we'd be thrilled if you took a moment to leave a review and help other families make an informed decision. Your feedback is important to us and we appreciate your support! Click the logos below to leave a review.


    Read reviews about the nursery

    We know that choosing the right childcare provider for your little ones is an important decision, and that's why we encourage families to read our reviews. Read about real family's experiences to get a feel for what makes our nursery special and how we can support your child's growth and development.

    "The staff there are so warm and caring"

    "My daughter started there in January and loves going, the staff there are so warm and caring towards the children and parents. My son went there previously and enjoyed his time there as well. Would recommend it to any parent looking for a nursery."

    "Very happy with my son’s development in this nursery"

    "Very happy with my son’s development in this nursery. They treat his egg allergy very seriously. They have great communication in letting me know about my son's day. I feel very comfortable leaving my son at this nursery."

    "I was so impressed with the care towards my baby and myself"

    "The whole team has been amazing from the settling session to when my baby started. I was so impressed with the care towards my baby and myself. They understood how worried I was about leaving him. Feedback at the end of the day about what he has been doing, food, and sleeps - outstanding. I know he enjoys his days at nursery as he gets excited when coming in."

    Simple and straight-forward

    Our nurseries have many outstanding and unique qualities that you’ll want to see and experience for yourself.

    Because of this, we prefer to discuss individual day nursery costs with you during your visit to the nursery you’re interested in.

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    Helping pay for your childcare

    Understandably, the cost of day nursery can put many familiesoff choosing it as an option. But there are a range of Government schemes open to parents that can make nursery affordable and we will do everything we can to help you understand the choices and access the funding that you might be eligible for.

    Tax-Free Childcare  – For working families earning under £100k and at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each who aren’t receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers.

    15 hours and 30 hours Funded Childcare  – For many working parents of 2 year olds, and 3 – 4 year olds for 38 weeks each year.

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Ensuring a safe and loving atmosphere.

"I have a passion to provide young children with the best start in life. Myself and the team will go above and beyond to provide the children their individual needs and to make nursery a fun and safe environment for all children to have a variety of different, exciting and challenging experiences."

Lisa Payne (Apricot Nursery Manager)
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