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Welcome to Hollies Day Nurseries

We are so pleased to be able to tell you of our new nursery on Porchester Road. Formerly Kingfisher Day Nursery, it will now be known as Hollies Day Nursery Mapperley South.


We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded ‘outstanding' in all areas and overall at our Sherwood nursery in February 2022, please click this link for the full report.


We started Hollies 30 years ago with the opening of our first nursery in Sherwood and are proud that 3 generations of our family have been able to share the important early developmental stages of thousands of children.  

Since visiting Sweden and Denmark back in 2016 we have encapsulated the vision of a calm and homely atmosphere with neutral rooms and no clutter. We use the latest technology to record and develop your child’s journey in every way with our Famly App, which we were early adopters of and advised on the original platform with the developers in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018. Later that year having spent further time in Copenhagen to research their pedagogy, we began training with the Marte Meo Method. We continue to train within this method of supporting interactions and finding those moments for development in everything we do. In early 2020 we visited the Loris Magaluzzi Centre in Reggio Emilia to bring their pedagogy from Italy into our practice and curriculum. We further support our curriculum with sign language through TinyTalk, extending language with David from La Jolie Ronde and use yoga throughout all of our age groups with Sharon from The Blossom Tree. 

We hold workshops throughout the year highlighting the external and internal pedagogy within the nursery along with joint training sessions with families and staff too.  

At Hollies, we recognise the value of having a progressive and forward-thinking business.  Over the years, we have put our heart and soul into making each child’s journey unique, enabling them to become life long learners.   We work with a dedicated team of practitioners, who understand and believe in our vision, inspiring learning for life.
We are open from 7:30am till 6:00pm Monday -  Friday. We are closed on Bank Holidays, between Christmas and New Year and for the Summer Half Term (May 29th - June 2nd 2022).


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