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  • Phone Number
    01789 766565
  • Group/Owner
    The Old Station Nursery Ltd
  • Person in Charge
    Emma Cockerill-Maher (Nursery Manager (Mat Leave Cover))
  • Number of Staff
  • When Closed
    Bank Holidays & Christmas
  • Type of Service
    Day Nursery – Privately Owned Open all year Full Day Care Sessional Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months
  • Parking
    The nursery has onsite parking available for convenient drop off and pick up.
  • Visiting
    Please contact the nursery to arrange a visit or to book a tour.
  • Directions
    The nursery is located on Kinwarton Road, a short walk from Alcester town centre and only a 5-minute drive from the A46 and A435 junction.
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
Funding & Fees

  • Rosalind
    March 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I am overall very happy with the care of my child at this nursery. The children do lots of activities and there is a lot of space inside. The only thing I have noticed recently is that there are some new assistants who do not seem as forthcoming with comments on what my child has done that day or how he has been. I have also noticed an increase in the number of children in the class which makes handover and the collection of coats/shoes a bit chaotic at midday.

  • Joanne G
    March 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My daughter has attended Polkadot Alcester for nearly 2 years and I have never had a problem in all this time!
    My daughter takes a long time to adjust to change and the staff at Polkadots have been amazing with her. The transition of moving from toddler room to pre-school room was quite nerve racking for her but the girls there were brilliant, slowly easing her in and helping her confidence at the same time.
    Each time I pick my daughter up I find out what activities she has done that day, even how much of her lunch she’s eaten! The staff always seem to have time for you, answering any questions/concerns you may have.
    Polkadots is very clean, has a fantastic outdoor area/forest school and plenty of indoor activities.
    The staff are very caring and friendly. I would definitely recommend polkadots to a friend!

  • Amanda R
    June 5, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My little girl has been attending Polkadot Alcester (the baby room) since January 2017 and in the time she has been there, she has developed so much. She absolutely loves going there and attends three full days a week. The staff are fantastic and have bonded with her really well. They do so many activities with the children, each day they do something different. There is lots of variety from water play, flour play, crafts, yogabugs, outside playtime etc. She loves being outside in the garden area. When I drop her off in the morning, I cannot get over how all of the little toddlers are sitting so nicely around the tables and eating their breakfast so well. They learn table manners from such a young age which is great. The nursery itself has great facilities, it’s always clean and the staff are very helpful if you have any requests or queries. I can’t speak highly enough of Polkadots and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Tasha G
    October 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The nursery layout is good and the play area outside is a good size, however, communication is poor compared to other nurseries. While our son was there, a safeguarding issue got highlighted to us three weeks late.
    Unfortunately, because of this I wouldn’t recommend Polkadots as a nursery to my friends and family.

  • Sarah N
    March 21, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My child has attended this nursery for almost a year and I am delighted with the care provided. The range of activities on offer and creativity of the staff mean my child is flourishing, and there is a real sense that everyone wants to do their best to look after the children in their care.

  • W H
    March 23, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Three of my children have attended The Old Station Nursery Alcester over the past 5 or so years and by and large, they have all been very well settled and adjusted to moving to primary school. The staff are pretty helpful, friendly and kind plus they do a lot of really good activities. The app you can download is really useful too as it tells you what food they have eaten and if they’ve had a nap and the staff will also upload photos of them playing/learning.
    The nursery is a good size with defined room areas per age group (baby, toddler and preschool), plus a really good outdoor learning area. The back office team in billing/finance are also incredibly helpful and responsive.

  • H B
    March 23, 2023 at 12:00 am

    This nursery is absolutely wonderful, they really take the time to listen to my daughter and encourage her interests. For example, around Christmas time my daughter took an interest in the postal service. I was sent photos of her on the app and the practitioners had made her a satchel, found her some fancy dress items to make her into a postman for the day and she went around posting Christmas cards to all of her friends. Impromptu activities like this make this nursery so special. All the staff in the building know my daughter by name and pay an interest in her as we come and go daily. It feels like we are leaving her with family, we feel that she is safe and really cared for whilst she attends nursery and the fact that she asks to be dropped off every time we drive past confirms to us that she’s happy there!

  • S B
    July 20, 2023 at 12:00 am

    The nursery and their staff provide a safe and nurturing place for my son to grow.
    The activities they complete are varied and relevant.
    All of our interactions with the staff are positive and welcoming. We’ve been very happy with the level of care and support they provide.

  • S W
    July 21, 2023 at 12:00 am

    This nursery is fantastic. My child has came on leaps and bounds since I pulled her out of another nursery to bring her here. After recently suffering a bereavement in our family, the nursery have been very supportive and I appreciate the help.

  • Louise T
    July 21, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My son has been attending this nursery since he was 2 (previously Polkadots) now four and leaving for school in September. I have never had any concerns about the care he has received, what he learns and what he gets up to on the day. Meals that are served are healthy and sound delicious. He almost always eats it all.
    The staff are fantastic and turnover is so low which means there is consistency for your child. If/when I have another I will no doubt be signing them up for a place at the nursery.
    Admin and billing was a little rocky especially when they changed hands as new billing system but you can overlook this when you know your child is receiving such good care. Highly recommended.

  • J G
    July 21, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Lovely nursery lovely set up lovely staff my son enjoys it very much. They have lots of activities for my son and lots of outdoor play.
    Outside is a beautiful setting for the children to play in.
    I would recommend this nursery 100%.

  • L L
    July 24, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Brilliant nursery with lovely staff. Always kept up to date with everything that goes on day in, day out. Always welcomed with a smile. Different activities every day and hot meals. Son seems very happy and settled here! Really happy we chose this one after other options!

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