Manor Wood Children’s Centre provides high quality childcare from 6 months to 2 years in a thoughtfully designed space with a seamless balance between nurture and learning. 

We consider every ‘little person’ to be beautiful, independent, fascinating and creative individuals with a huge amount to offer the world. It is our promise to you as parents to provide the highest standards of care and nursery education tailored to your child’s individual interests and needs.

We draw our inspiration from the childhood centres of Reggio Emilia in Italy. We are also committed to the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage – this is the national guidance for working with children from birth to five. We give children of all ages the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge across all the areas of learning.


  • Alana started Carr Manor nursery in sept 2015 at 2.5 years old. We attended the Children’s Centre when Alana was little and have always enjoyed the classes and made some lovely friends. When it came to Alana starting Nursery, we looked at so many but fell in love with Carr Manor and what it had to offer. The outside space was a major plus and indoors is extremely spacious and set to a very high standard. The staff are warm, friendly, caring and it felt like ‘one big family’! For this reason we felt confident Alana would be treated like one of their own. Having a home visit was very appealing too, particularly liked the idea of Alana meeting her keyworker on home ground. We have loved watching Alana shine at nursery and how the staff have helped nurture her individuality.
    Over the past year, Alana has had the most amazing time and developed into a confident and sociable 3 year old who’s transition to preschool has been fantastic.
    Her little sister, Chloe has just recently started nursery, she’s grown to know most of the staff and not unfamiliar to the environment. It was nice having a few familiar faces on her first day. I am looking forward to hearing all about Chloe’s adventures at nursery and confident she will shine too.

    As a mother I’ve made relationships with the nursery staff and other parents so in the summer of 2016 I decided to apply for a childcare assistants position in the new baby room [ baby nest] I was delighted to of been offered a position, it’s such a beautiful job with amazing rewards.

    Thank you Carr Manor Children’s Centre

    Lisa, Alana Jessica and Chloe Jayne Thorne x

  • My little girl started at this setting in September and it feels like she has been there forever! Wonderful staff can not do enough for you or your child! It really feels like a family. Amazing space and resources offered inside and out. My little one has even been on trips to the woods, local walks and lovely little adventures to the supermarket! On collection one day my daughter was so excited to tell me she had been apple picking to the local fields and came home with homemade apple pie that she had baked once back at nursery! Could not be happier! Such a special nursery! Thank you for making going to work easy!

    Gemma Croft, Parent