Hargate Avenue Day Nursery

Hargate Avenue Nursery

A home from home in the countryside

Welcome to Hargate Avenue Nursery, an active and caring nursery with a wide range of exciting and adventurous learning experiences, every day!

Hargate Avenue Nursery is part of Fisherfield Childcare and its mascot is Hetty the hedgehog. Since 1996, we have been providing an excellent childcare service ranging from 3 months to 5 years old. Offering a blend of AM, PM sessions and Full Day care options for 51 weeks of the year.



We are passionate in giving every child the opportunity to thrive in a caring, safe, engaging fun place and watch their personalities develop.

All our nurseries offer AM or PM sessions as well as Full Day care for 51 weeks of the year. We work very closely with parents, in addition to the daily handover chats and newsletters we recently introduced iConnect which has been a great success. Parents have praised the ease of use, and the delight of sharing the activities of their child anytime and anywhere.

iConnect is a digital learning journey log application of each child and has many benefits. To find out more about iConnect & ParentZone click here.


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More About Our Nursery

  • Many working parents of 3 & 4 year old children will be eligible for 30hrs funded care and all 3 & 4 year olds qualify for a minimum of 15 hrs.
  • Qualifying parents of 2 year old children receive 15 hours funded care. For more information please click HERE

An inspiring and homely space for 3 months to 5 year old children to provide excellent care and development through play.

Purpose built nursery conveniently located in a quiet residential area of Norden, just off Caldershaw Estate and set in a countryside backdrop. Our nature walks are very popular with the children.

  • Little Lambs, 3 months to 2 years of age. Staff have extensive experience and offer ‘settling in’ sessions which are a fantastic opportunity to allow parents to build relationships with the staff. The room is carefully planned for age appropriate activities with soft furnishings, wooden toys and equipment, theme areas creating a cosy and interesting environment for babies and children to grow and develop.
  • Little Farmers, 2 to 5 years old have a large open plan area with designated theme areas providing choice, stimulating and inspiring activities. Throughout this age group, it is a wonderful time, children become more aware of their environment, build relationships with others and take great leaps in their communication. Staff encourage the children to engage in fun, child-led activities. Activities are designed to be flexible so that the staff can follow the child’s unique needs and interests.


There is a separate room for those who need an afternoon nap with mattresses in the adjoining room.

All children have access to outdoor play all year round giving the children a home-from-home experience. The garden has a lovely reading dome and plenty of grassland to run, hide, climb and jump with the other children.

Follow the curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage and focuses on ‘Learning through play’ and activities. The staff have a wide range of resources giving the child the opportunity to make their own choices and develop.

On site chef Ann, provides tasty, well balanced nutritious meals using fresh ingredients every day.

“The leadership team is passionate and very committed to delivering a high-quality setting for children. Regular self-evaluation is used to help identify any strengths or weaknesses.  Children enjoy supporting staff to undertake risk assessments.  They take part in the ‘Farmers Council’ and help to make decisions about what they want to do at nursery.  This helps them feel valued and supports their self-esteem.  Partnerships with parents are good.  The staff team provides a range of information to help share details about children’s care and learning.  Parents are complimentary about the staff team and the support they receive.  Staff closely observe children’s play and know what their interests are.  Overall, they plan a wide range of opportunities for children to learn new skills.  Staff support transitions well, both within the nursery and on to school.  For example, younger children have a range of visits at different times of the day before moving into the pre-school room.”
Ofsted Inspector Report July 2017


Nursery prices

AM   £30

PM   £29

Day  £49

Week £210

Contact us today on 01706 655000 to meet our welcoming, highly qualified and experienced staff at Hargate Avenue Nursery.

Hargate Avenue Nursery
Hargate Avenue, Norden, Rochdale OL12 6BT

01706 655 000


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Age Range:
3 months - 5 years

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

AM Session: 8.00 am - 1.00 pm

PM Session: 1.00 pm - 5.30 pm

All Day: 8.00 am - 5.30 pm

Terms: 51 weeks

Closed: Bank Holidays and Christmas Week & 2nd Jan

Nursery Manager
Hannah Stopford
Hetty the hedgehog at Hargate Avenue image info icon
Hetty the hedgehog is a ball of fun with lots of energy, especially as she and her friends get to choose the activities of the week. Hetty flits from the outdoor play area to indoor play all day long. With so much entertainment she might prefer to have a cosy hour on 'Take me home crafting corner'. close icon
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Hetty the hedgehog at Hargate Avenue

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