" Children are extremely happy and enjoy their time at the Nursery." - Ofsted

About Us

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The Wendy House Day Nurseries are owned and run by Matt Darby and Jacquie Ellison. Since opening their first Nursery in 2003 they quickly established a reputation for having extremely high standards and believe that caring for children in smaller groups offers a more individual and personal level of care. They both completely understand that they are asking parents to leave the most precious person in their world in their care and, as such, take that responsibility with the seriousness it deserves.

The Wendy House is not part of a large chain of Nurseries, governed by a distant head office. As dedicated and experienced Nursery owners, Matt and Jacquie oversee the care of the children, offer support to their team of staff and have regular contact with parents to get feedback from them, which is vital in maintaining the highest standard or care.

Matt has achieved Early Years Professional Status, a gold standard qualification, and uses the knowledge and skill developed over his 20 year career in Early Years to lead the staff in all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, child development and ensuring the children receive a first class learning experience both inside and out. Jacquie is responsible for staff training, developing in-depth programmes that ensure Practitioners receive the highest levels of support. Jacquie also focuses on business development, ensuring the Nursery continues to progress, building on its success and positive outcomes for the children.

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Matt and Jacquie are both passionate about their Nurseries and their belief that children in Nursery settings can, and should, receive personal and top quality care. 'Our success is based very much on our philosophy of providing bespoke individual care and a very personal service. Our Nurseries are not large children's centres housing 100+ children, but concentrate on providing top-quality care in smaller numbers, with very much a family feel.


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