Welcome to Ashby Nursery

The Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.

Ashby Nursery is an Alliance childcare service located in North Lincolnshire. We offer 49 Ofsted-registered places and are assessed as 'Good' by Ofsted. Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 8 weeks - 6 years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery. 

We are open from 8 - 5.30 Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days. 

We offer 

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
  • School holiday play schemes
  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child

Find out more

You can visit during our opening hours or please contact Donna Bankhead, nursery manager on 01724 742520 or by email on ashby@pre-school.org.uk




About us

Ashby Nursery offers a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for very young children. We are open 8 - 5.30, 51 weeks of the year offering full day care and flexible sessional care. We aim to provide quality and affordable childcare, within a safe and secure environment to enable all children to learn and develop, ensuring that each child reaches their full potential. We are an inclusive setting and follow the SEND code of paractice, the equality act and the EYFS which are incorporated into our policies and procedures which are reviewed and updated on an annual basis. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly. 

We are managed by the Alliance, the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.

The nursery is a purpose built building situated within a Children's Centre; we have a large outdoor area and a smaller outdoor sensory area which provides an exciting space with a variety of experiences to explore and allow easy access to the "free flow" provision. Staff within the provision are very welcoming and experienced, with a strong commitment to help the children in their care to learn and develop to their full potential. We have a named SENCO Jayne Harris who supports staff when working with children with additional needs and disabilities and their families; OFSTED commented that "the manager and staff have developed extremely effective partnerships with other agencies and professionals. Together they provide targeted support for disabled children and those with special educational needs and their families." The SENCO has a wealth of experience and is pro-active in completing referrals for Speech & Language, Early Help, Educational Psycologist and EHC assessments.

Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us. 

Our Team

Our well qualified, committed and experienced team work hard to create a caring and learning environment in the nursery. We know that every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands how their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure that every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment, selection and supervision procedures to ensure that anyone joining our team undertake relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing that child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.

Your 'key person'

Every child who joins the nursery receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all nursery staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.


Do you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per weeek.  

Do you offer funded entitlement for 2 year olds?

If your child is two-years old, your child may be eligible to attend the 2 year old funded childcare programme. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Please ask us.

What sessions do you offer?

BREAKFAST 08:00 - 09:00

MORNING   09:00 -  11:30

LUNCH   11:30 - 13:00

AFTERNOON   13:00 - 15:30

TEA   15:30 - 17:30

FULL DAY 08:00 - 17:30

Do you provide hot meals?

We provide breakfast; cereal & milk

Lunch; a 2 course hot meal provided by the Community Cafe based on the premises.

Are you able to accommodate children with different diatery requirements?

Yes we are able to adapt our menu to suit your child's dietary needs.

What qualifications do your staff have?

We have a level 4 and all other staff are qualified to level 3; we have 9 staff with a First Aid qualification.

How quickly can my child start?

We would like your child to complete several induction sessions (there is no charge for these), to enable you both to feel happy and ready to start; a start date will be discussed with you on induction.





Contact Us

DONNA BANKHEAD, Nursery Manager





DN16 2SZ

T:  01724 742520

E: ashby@pre-school.org.uk


Ashby Clinic and Children's Centre
Collum Lane
North Lincolnshire
DN16 2SZ
United Kingdom
Tel: 01724 742520
Fax: 01724 742521

Here are some comments our parents have made to us:

"THANK YOU!    When my child came to the nursery she was super clingy and had never been away from us; with the help time and patience of all of the staff (especially her key person) she now enjoys nursery and has gained lots of confidence!   We also feel confident in the way that she is looked after whilst in everyone's care."

"I just want to say a massive thank you to you all for looking after my children so well.   It means so much to know they are with people who care about them and want the best for them.   You are an amazing team of people."

"We would like to say a massive and heartfelt thank you to you all for taking such good care of my child.   It has meant such a lot to us to know theat he was in such safe hands and that he was having such fun at nursery.   you have all encouraged him in everything he does and he is all the better for it; we have been reassured by your knowledge and expertise."

"Thank you for looking after my child and helping him to learn new things; he has loved nursery and all the new friends he has made."

"Thank you for taking such good care of my child over the past 2 years; we are so pleased with the care she has been given.   She has progressed really well and come out of her comfort zone."

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Ashby nursery to other parents; the staff have always been friendly, approachable and excellent at listening to, discussing and supporting with any areas I have wanted to, and have been instrumental in helping my children settle into the new environment."

"With the help of the fabulous Ashby nursery team, my child has achieved lots of things over the past few months.   Things that i struggled alot to get him doing; like eating independantly or sitting still to listen to a story.   And the best achievement of them all is that now he is more patient at waiting or taking turns and sharing his toys or belongings, as an only child I was struggling to get him to do this.   A very big thank you to the awesome team.   P.S. I love the photos.