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With a wealth of play and educational facilities and a high ratio of staff to children Paintpots Manchester is a place where enjoyment and fun are linked with discovery and learning.

Our nursery staff are recruited on the basis of their sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of each child. Their warmth and enthusiasm are some of the key reasons why so many of you choose us to provide your childcare.

With our team of extremely loyal people, we can offer you consistently high standards with a level of continuity that will spark your child’s confidence. We truly believe that if your child is happy to be left in our care and enjoys their nursery day, then we are achieving our biggest goal.

Of course you will have lots of questions about how good our facilities are and the high standards of our staff. The best way to answer them is to simply come and see for yourselves.

Contact Information
  • Phone Number
    0161 273 3211
  • Group/Owner
    Paintpots (Manchester) Ltd
  • Person in Charge
    Georgina Lever (Manager)
  • Number of Staff
  • When Closed
    Bank Holidays & Christmas
  • Type of Service
    Day Nursery – Privately OwnedOpen all yearFull Day CareSessional Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from0 years 3 monthsto5 years 0 months
  • Parking
    They have an agreement with Manchester City Council for allowing parents time to drop-off and collect children from the Nursery. Should longer be required there are 2 car parks within 100 metres of the setting.
  • Directions
    Located just off Oxford Road near the former BBC site. The Nursery is approximately 2 minutes walk from Oxford Road Railway Station and ideally located for City Centre Businesses and the Universities.
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
Funding & Fees

  • Becky W
    August 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

    From day one we felt like our son was in a secure environment. We were anxious about leaving him for long periods in the day and the staff were very reassuring. The daily diaries including what they had eaten, what activities they had done, and toileting etc were fantastic. As he progressed through the nursery rooms we noticed the growing confidence and new skills he was learning. Our son always came home from nursery very happy with tales to tell of the exciting things he had done in the day. All the staff are very approachable, and have a genuine interest in your child’s well being and life. Steph in particular in the classroom is a fantastic nursery teacher. I would highly recommend Paintpots, and we are very sad to leave the Paintpots family!

  • Fiona W
    January 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My daughter started at Paintpots in Feb’14 and has thrived under the care of the staff who have been attentive and supportive from day one. She enjoys all of the activities on offer especially the outdoor play. We are pleased with the variety of meals on offer and as such she is not a fussy eater at home. Her key workers have played an enormous part in her success with potty training, learning her colours/letters/numbers and we continue to be amazed at how far she has progressed in the last two years. We will have no qualms in sending our son to Paintpots on my return to work.

  • John H
    October 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My son loved it, he never wanted to leave and we only finished as we moved away and he was ready for school. The only gripe would be the outside could be a bit bigger, but it’s the City Centre and what can you do!? The use of the Nursery minibus helps though and they visited the Science and Industry Museum, Sea Life Centre, Manchester Museum, it was just great. The girls are fantastic, I really mean that. We keep in touch regularly via Facebook, that’s how much it means to our family!!

  • Max K
    October 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My twins attended Paintpots Manchester Day Nursery for 4 years whilst I worked in Manchester. The Managers were all excellent, always eager to help and the room leaders and key workers that both my children had were brilliant. I don’t think we’ll be having any more children, think 3 is enough :), however, I’d be more than happy to suggest Paintpots to anyone looking for a Nursery that’s a little bit different than the identikit larger chains, much more personal!!

  • James B
    February 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    My youngest has left for school recently but he is the 3rd child that has gone through Paint Pots over an 8 year period. Working in the city centre, there aren’t many childcare options but I can’t fault the managers for the nursery they run. It’s amazing, a real home from home. The construction works haven’t been ideal but now that they’ve almost finished, it’s been worth the effort.

    I doubt there will be any more children, I think 3 is enough but I can’t recommend Paintpots enough and I still pop in with the children if we’re passing as they have a real bond with the staff.

  • Megan M
    May 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My daughter has been at Paintpots Day Nursery for over 18 months and she has thrived in her time there. They play to her strengths whilst giving her the opportunity to learn more. I would absolutely recommend Paintpots Manchester to any parent.

  • Georgie L
    June 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I love Paintpots. My son has been at Paintpots since his first birthday and is now getting ready to leave for school now he’s four, he has been in all the rooms in the nursery and in each room staff have been so caring and committed to his development. I couldn’t ask for more. We also have a daughter who started at six months old and is currently one and a half, she is thriving at Paintpots and love how open everyone is. Staff are always there for a helping hand and offering all kinds of support. We are sad to say goodbye this year when our son goes to school although glad to still have our daughter here, who we know will grow to be a bright young girl at Paintpots.
    Thank you for everything.

  • Andrea R
    June 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My baby of 14 months attended Paint Pots nursery of Manchester (Charles street) for 1 month. Although the short-term and the fact that I was foreign, the manager accepted to settle my baby. The staff were excellent, super kind and very professional. At the end of the period, I and my baby were very sad to leave the nursery. We miss this nursery that revealed a top-level nursery.

  • Asrar A
    October 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I am really happy with this nursery. They accept the child quickly and no need to wait to start with them. The staff are amazing and very close to children. Diversity of Activities in the nursery is great for children’s learning and development. They have a lot of activities and trips. The nursery gives an opportunity for children to learn through messy and sensory play. My daughter enjoys and learns every day. She was very happy to join two different trips which were organized by the nursery. I am happy to keep my daughter in this nursery until she starts school.

  • Sophie W
    October 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I cannot recommend this nursery enough. My child has been there for just over 2 years, and she absolutely loves it. The staff are brilliant and have a great bond with the children. The thought of sending a child to nursery can be really daunting, but they really made me feel at ease. My daughter has really benefited from being there, and I’m glad I chose Paintpots!

  • Chelsea M
    November 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My nephew loved his time there, he loved the staff and had strong relationships with them. He has now gone to school ready to begin his new chapter with the help from the staff getting him school ready.

  • Emma T
    November 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Fantastic staff, they also organise great events for the kids to raise money for equipment for the children and all are so passionate in their work and responsibilities. So reassuring!

  • Yun W
    December 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My son joined Paintpots almost a year ago after his first birthday. He started in the baby room and is currently in the room for 18-24-month-olds. My husband and I both knew Paintpots was our first choice upon our first visit when we were considering nurseries. There was just a lovely warm feeling to the place and above all, you could see the kids were happy and relaxed. A year on, we could not be more happy with our choice. The outside of the building may look a little shabby but its biggest strength is its incredible staff. We wanted a place not too big, not too small and Paintpots is just that – there is a real family feel there and everyone says hello. It is absolutely heartwarming to see the close bond my son has with the ladies who look after him. He does a wide range of different activities, has trips out, and he has progressed so much in confidence and ability. I would definitely recommend Paintpots.

  • Sophie E
    July 11, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My little one thrived whilst at this nursery!
    Having a SEN child is difficult to navigate but the team were amazing.
    If I have any more children, they will come back here without a doubt!

  • D R
    July 11, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My son recently joined Paintpots, after them coming through via recommendation on a mums group on social media. As a lot of new mums/parents feel, I was nervous about returning to work and leaving my child in other people’s care, however, it was the best thing I could have done. The nursery workers have been absolutely brilliant, my son loves nursery, full of smiles with his nursery worker and I can tell he’s come along way with his development milestones since joining too. I also like the daily updates I receive on their app, helps to feel connected and makes you feel better when you can see they’ve been enjoying their day and doing lots of activities. Brilliant nursery, would 100% recommend.

  • Janine K
    July 11, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My little girl loves coming to nursery, she is always smiling when she comes home. The staff are amazing with her and all the other children. The managers and directors will go above and beyond to make sure all parents are happy with the service they get at the nursery and will sort any problems out straight away if needed. Everyone is so friendly. Thank you Paintpots for looking after my girl.

  • Beatrice G
    July 14, 2023 at 12:00 am

    5 stars! Friendly people, cosy and family atmosphere. Our daughter started when she was 9 months old, and now she is 2! Since the first impressions, chatting with the nurses, we had felt confident about the place. All the classrooms, the outside garden, toys, furniture, and spaces are just thought and organized around children’s needs. Great organisation for quiet time, too. Everything is at their hands. Rooms are good size and never too packed. Food is nutritious and home-made, she has been eating on her own since she was 12 months and that definitely is ‘Paintpots’ merit; she was a bit fussy at first and now she always asks: for more. Never had a disappointment. Communication and development assessments are accurate. The different activities planned daily look extremely fun, and we think she is having all the support to grow up into an audacious and happy little person. We all love this place, the best place we could have wished for her!

  • L J
    July 17, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My first choice was Paintpots as it had good recommendations. I’ve had all my 3 sons starting here, my first son started back in 2019 he had development issues and has grown in confidence throughout the years whilst there from first steps and talking and making friends with staff and children. I have placed my other 2 sons aged 2 years and 10 months old and they are expressing their personalities and they’re always happy to be there, the staff are lovely and if I have an issue they will resolve it there and then. They have good toys for all ages, the staff like to explore different things to encourage my children and learn new things within their day

  • E P
    August 21, 2023 at 12:00 am

    So happy I sent my boy to Paintpots his development has come along amazing! Everyone here is so brilliant and supportive, he has been at Paintpots since he was 5 months old he is now two years old and in the toddler room!
    I will never regret my choice in picking Paintpots for my son’s childcare.

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