Our shared approach to Early Years.


Childhood is a stage of life to be enjoyed. Through child led learning and sensitive adult-child interactions, children’s uniqueness should be recognised and celebrated. Everything evolves holistically around the unique child as we interact and form relationships.


Adult-child interactions helps to build the foundation of knowledge built up through observations and can be built upon as we respond, play, learn and develop the child, giving them the essential knowledge that will prepare them for future success.

An enchanting environment rich in its offering of curiosity and inviting to any little explorer. The environment should offer an engagement of purposeful resources that should capture the curiosity of the unique child and should offer challenge to enable the unique child to develop further.

Management Structure

David Williams - Director


David, director of The Orchard Private Day Nurseries Ltd and father of four set up the first nursery 104 in 1993.

Working hands on within the business it has been a pleasure to see many children grow into educated adults.

Children from the past are now returning with their own children wanting them to experience what they did as a child.

Rachel Gilbert - General Manager


Rachel qualified in 1993 and has over 20 years of management experience.

Rachel is a long serving staff member here at the nursery and has cared for and educated hundreds of children over the years.

Some of the children Rachel has looked after are still in contact with her. Sharing their life experiences.

Management Team


Director: David Williams

General Manager: Rachel Gilbert


104 Derby Road

Manager:  Kelly

Deputy: Zareen

Senior: Charlotte



92 Derby Road

Manager: Rachael

Deputy: Abbie

Senior: Kirsty



Are you eligible for help to pay for your childcare?

The Government helps many families with childcare costs, whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Visit The Childcare Choices website (https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/) to find out more about what you are eligible to receive and how to make childcare as cost effective as possible.