What’s special about Shenfield Day Nursery?

Shenfield Day Nursery provides full day care for children aged 3 months to 5 years, in a homely converted house situated approximately ½ mile from Shenfield mainline station.

Our spacious Nursery allows us to promote a home from home ethos which enables each child and their family to feel relaxed and welcomed. Children are cared for in small groups within a stimulating and caring environment which creates a happy, homely atmosphere that is not overwhelming for the children and addresses all their needs.

We understand the concerns that Parents have leaving their child in someone else’s care. Therefore, we strive to make the introduction to our Nursery as seamless and successful as possible. Each child has a Key Person who is responsible for their care, and the development of a relationship with the family as a whole. We want both parents and child to feel as if they are visiting a trusted friend’s house.

We are proud of our excellent reputation and we strive to maintain the highest standards at all time. We have continued to achieve the maximum rating of 5* from the National Food Hygiene Agency, and as members of the National Day Nurseries Association we keep up to date with the latest developments in childcare.

Our staff are qualified to Level 5, NNEB, BTEC or NVQ Qualified and are subject to Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau checks. Your child will be cared for by a consistent team of ‘key’ staff who specialise in their specific age group. As a small friendly Nursery all our staff are known to the children whether it is the cook or the cleaner who keeps their room tidy. In addition we have two members of staff who have qualified to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Parent testimonial

Hello Shenfield Day Nursery Team

We just wanted to send a message to say a huge thankyou to all who organised the Graduation Party yesterday evening. It was a wonderful celebration and it was lovely to see the children receive their certificates, little lions and rosettes etc in person after such a difficult few years with the pandemic. The video montage was absolutely beautiful and showed so well how far the children have come, how many lovely friends they have made and how they have developed and grown whilst being at the Nursery. All of the little extras crafted by the team will be treasured by us so thankyou for taking the time to make them all.

Thanks to all the staff in the room,  who all bring so much to the Tiggers Team and who O speaks about so fondly. The children are always very excited to come in to Nursery each day and O is always full of stories telling us what they have been up to, the new things they have learnt. A particular fondness for building models and dancing it would seem.

Thank you to your Nursery Sendco for her support with  A and the One Plan Meetings and for helping us get an EHCP ready for A starting school in September. There has been lots of paperwork and meetings to navigate so thankyou for all of your time and hard work getting through it all with us.

Finally, a very special thankyou is extended to K who has been absolutely wonderful with A, so kind and loving and patient. K has helped A with his development outside of the family unit so much and we will never be able to thank her enough for her support over the years. They have formed a beautiful bond and it has been lovely to see A try new things under K’s guidance, especially with eating his lunch and trying some arts and crafts at his own pace. She truly is a wonderful example of what a key person should be for children at the Nursery and we will so miss seeing her each week as will A. Thankyou so much K.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.


Managers:  Siobhan Pinnock and Nikki Munday

Deputy Manager : Siobhan Pinnock

Principal:  Lee Stimpson

All of the staff are lovely, friendly and so loving towards the children

Mrs LH

Staff are very dedicated and hardworking and clearly adore the children. Every effort is made to get to know the children individually


Both of our children have settled into the nursery straight away and clearly like it. This makes things very easy for us parents

Mrs D