Orchards Day Nursery, St Neots

Our St Neots nursery is set in a beautiful building with an extensive garden and a homely learning environment. We provide expert teaching to prepare children for school and life ahead and we are dedicated to providing high standards of care, education and development opportunities for every child.

  • ​We provide care for children aged 3 months - 5 years old
  • Open year-round, from 7.30am - 6.00pm 
  • Inclusive environment
  • Excellent motivated staff
  • Healthy eating commitment
  • Links with community
  • Parents are our partners
  • Safe, fun and stimulating activities
  • Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
  • Excellent well-equipped garden
  • Rated 'Good' by Ofsted


Children look forward to coming to nursery and have lots of fun. Staff have an infectious enthusiasm. They positively encourage children to engage with activities and help them to become motivated learners.

Ofsted report, December 2016

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The Orchards Day Nursery is dedicated EYN Partnership registered nutrition professionals. The Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYN Partnership) is working to improve the future health outcomes of young children by setting a standard for nutrition practice in early year’s settings. The Orchards Day Nursery Eaton Socon were the first early years setting to be awarded the accreditation level in the UK.

Meet The Manager - Sarah Searle

I have been the manager of the Orchards Day Nursery St Neots for 17 years and I absolutely love it! I really enjoy being outside with the children and love to hear them talk to one another and gain confidence in new skills when using resources such as the climbing triangle. 

I love supporting the children to create art work and listening to them describing what they have created and being proud of their achievements. My daughter came to The Orchards and really enabled to her to be a confident learner. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and friends and taking my dog, Stanley, for long walks in the country. 



“ My son previously and daughter currently attend Orchards, I would not consider using another nursery and cannot recommend Orchards highly enough. The staff are fantastic and all have a genuine interest in getting to know the children as individuals and working with the children to help them develop. The team are all very caring and the nursery has a lovely friendly atmosphere.” (Parent at St Neots Nursery March 2019)

 “A Fantastic nursery with lovely caring attentive staff. My children have so much fun here and have learnt so much I couldn’t fault it. A really lovely setting for children to be nurtured and cared for I wouldn’t send my children anywhere else and I would highly recommend” (Parent at St Neots Nursery August 2018)

"I have had two daughters attend the nursery from the age of 7 months. They were always happy and secure with staff and their development was always above what it needed to be. Staff are friendly and caring and invest time with getting to know a child and their carers. Generally, a varied assessment of activities and meals are cooked daily on site. Parents can contribute ideas on this." (Parent at St Neots Nursery October 2016)