Our Nursery

Welcome to Holyrood Nursery Astley where we provide stimulating and inspiring childcare for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Our nursery has been an established and trusted early education centre for over decade. Children are cared for by an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced team of childcare practitioners who plan learning experiences to meet the needs of each individual child.

Holyrood Nursery Astley is housed in a stunning detached property set in over an acre of grounds. Our property has been carefully extended and refurbished retaining the original features and character of the building whilst creating a bright and attractive environment with abundant space for learning. We have a lively and energetic buzz to our playrooms where children enjoy an extensive range of learning opportunities with staff committed to creating an atmosphere of respect, learning and fun.

We have dedicated areas for each age group equipped and furnished to a first class standard, offering carefully designed learning opportunities to meet the needs of individual children.

Our outdoor area is incomparable in size, facilities, and range of experiences offered. Children have a selection of quality resources to choose from including wheeled toys, swings, climbing frames, play houses and more. We are dedicated to following a Forest School approach and have our own fully trained Forest School Leader.


Our Nursery Team 

Nursery Manager - Amy Devine

Hi, I’m Amy, the Nursery Manager for Holyrood Nursery Astley.  I started working with Holyrood Nurseries 18 years ago at our Salford setting. I joined the team as Modern Apprentice and over time progressed to Nursery Nurse, 0-2’s Leader, Pre-school Leader, Third in Charge, Deputy and finally Nursery manager. As well as having lots of fantastic hands-on experience, I have my Cache Level 4 NVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development and am currently studying for my NFCE Level 5 in Business Leadership and Management.  

Deputy Manager - Joy Simpson

Hi, I’m Joy and am the Deputy Manager at Holyrood Astley.  I have worked for Holyrood Nurseries now for nearly 5 years.  I have learned so much while working at Holyrood Nurseries and am always developing new skills to implement into practice.  I am the Safeguarding Lead and the Nursery SENDCO.

Opening Hours

Our Nursery Opening Hours are 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

We are open 52 weeks of the year for the following sessions:

Full Day – 7.30am to 6pm
Morning session – 7.30am to 12.30pm
Afternoon session – 1pm to 6pm

Our nursery is open year-round with the exception of bank holidays and three days over the Christmas & New Year period.