Clayton Nursery


Tiddlywinks 4th Nursery in Manchester is located at Clayton Sure Start Children’s Centre and is carrying on the tradition of providing high quality; child centred day care for children aged from 4 months up to school age.



For all enquiries please view the contact page on this website where all telephone numbers and email addresses are available for each of Tiddlywinks' settings. The contact number for the front desk at our clayton nursery is 0161 230 8485

The nursery is registered with Ofsted to provide day care for 70 children between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm and endeavours to provide a high quality child care and pre-school education.

We provide 15 hours free early education for two year and three year olds through government funding and these sessions enable children to develop their language, build relationships with their peers and provide the children with a foundation of learning within the EYFS to prepare them for school and life.

Our key-carer system enables us to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of an individual child. Our key-carers ensures that each individual child is supported on a day to day basis and aims to develop a bond with the child and help them to feel safe, protected and cherished while they are away from home.

We realise childcare is a difficult and important decision and our aim is to provide a happy safe secure stimulating and caring environment in which children can learn through play and discovery.  We have an enthusiastic staff team who are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your child.

Our environments are designed to be stimulating, encourage the children to explore, take calculated risks and provide them with time and space to consolidate their learning. The indoor and outdoor environment is challenging and exciting and our planning takes into account children’s interests and enhancements are added each week to support their learning and development.

We recognise parents as the first educators for their children and work alongside them to support their child’s learning. We are always available to speak to parents/carers who may need advice, guidance or have any concerns with regards to their children.


Our new Out of School Club caters for 24 children aged 4 – 11 years who attend Ravensbury Primary School. We collect your child from their class and walk back to the club. Once we are back they are usually ready for a drink and a snack, so there are plenty of healthy options on offer for the children.

We provide a fun, exciting and safe environment with the staff ensuring that our children are happily entertained with lots of different activities, such as board games, arts and crafts and outdoor play. The Club is registered and regulated by OFSTED.

"Overall nursery is excellent; children enjoy their time here which is especially important. Nursery, staff, keyworkers,... Read more"
Amelda Bowen
"Staff are all lovely, very friendly and caring. My grandaughter enjoys coming to nursery and is always happy and has lots of fun."
Geraldine Doyle
"I have visited many nurseries in my time, but have to say that your environment took my breath away and are a credit to you and... Read more"
Deborah Sutton Quality for Early Years
""We love Tiddlywinks and are so pleased that Jonah loves his time here. The staff are a credit and do a brilliant job.... Read more"
Catherine Fawcett
"Good use of space, bright space amd focus on educational experience."
Imran- Department for Education

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Tiddlywinks Recruitment & Job Vacancies
Due to our expansion across the Greater Manchester region, Tiddlywinks Day Nursery are currently recruiting for a variety of career opportunities that are