Who we are

Welcome to the Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery! Our modern childcare centre set in a picturesque parkland.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality daycare for your children, aged from 0-5, and for our close working relationships with parents and carers.  We are always delighted to show around parents and carers if you haven’t visited us already. So, come see for yourself what makes Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery a breath of fresh air. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Our history

The Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery operates within a unique setting on the Colchester campus of the University of Essex, which contributes to the high quality of childcare and education provision your child receives.

We have been proud members of the University of Essex’s global community since 1978 and we make the most of what the campus has to offer. Our nursery location is ideal for the children to experience since we have natural surroundings and wildlife in our beautifully picturesque parkland. Alongside is the campus grounds and variety of culture offering the children a great way to explore a whole new world of play and discovery.

Why we are different
  • We have a dedicated and caring team of practitioners who have a combined service at the nursery totaling 467 years!
  • The Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery follows high quality educational practice, which is overseen by two graduate Early Years Professionals.
  • Our healthy and balanced menus are developed by the qualified chefs and nutritionists from The Professional Nursery Kitchen.
  • All of our rooms have direct access to our secure outdoor play areas, where free flow play is supported.
  • Based in Wivenhoe Park, we make good use of our beautiful surroundings with regular organised walks and activities.
  • We embrace the University’s global community and welcome the opportunity to explore, explain and celebrate different cultures.
  • We hold ‘mini graduations’ to coincide with the University’s mid-July graduation celebrations.
Nursery Graduation