Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery in Hinckley

Welcome to Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

For childcare in Hinckley and nursery services in the Hinckley area of Leicestershire

windmill top 10 nursery in the East MidlandsWindmill pre-school & day nursery in Hinckley is rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED, it is a purpose-built, single-level nursery that provides children with quality care in a friendly and caring environment. We have also been named as a top 10 nursery in the East Midlands by 

Within our nursery, we have five separate rooms: a baby room, toddler room, two nurseries and pre-school. All the rooms are bright and airy with plenty of natural light and access to outside areas.

Our beautiful new adventure garden is now open following an investment of £90k. The outside area is divided into three play areas designed to support each particular age group. Each area provides lots of space for physical development and opportunities for children to develop an interest in nature and the world around them.

Our experienced, qualified staff ensure the children are cared for throughout their nursery journey and 90% of our staff are qualified to Level 3 or above and regularly trained. We also have our own supply team to cover staff holidays and sickness. 

We provide excellent opportunities for partnership with parents through parents' evenings, forums and regular 'stay and play' sessions.  Our policies and procedures are designed to give parents confidence in the safe and stimulating environment that we provide.

The nursery is within the catchment areas of Richmond Primary School catchment area.  Other local schools that our children progress to include Battling Brook Primary School.

We will be delighted to welcome you to Windmill pre-school & day nursery. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal show round at a time to suit you. To book a show round, please call 01753 20 11 22 or

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How to find Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery in Hinckley

Windmill is on an industrial estate on the outskirts of Hinckley.  The nursery is located just off the main A47 close to Morrisons supermarket.  From the M69, take junction 2 A5 towards Tamworth.  At the A47 roundabout take the second exit for A47 Dodwells Industrial Estate. At the next traffic island, go straight on (with Triumph Motorcycle factory on your left) and straight over next island.

At the next island, go straight on with the Milestone pub on your right. You will see Morrisons on the right-hand side.  Take the slip road on your right into Cloverfield. Turn left into Wheatfield Way and the nursery is the first building on the left-hand side.

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Facilities at Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

We are proud to provide a number of activities for the children throughout the nursery: there are regular French lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays are either stories and singing or gardening club, Thursday is cookery club and Friday is 'Sports for Tots'.

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The baby room at Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

The baby room caters for nine babies with a ratio of 1:3 staff to children.  The room has a sensory area, cosy sleep area, and messy and exploratory play areas.  There is direct access to our baby garden where we provide sensory play and shaded areas with artificial grass.

We also provide home-cooked weaning stage menus to suit all tastes, in line with seasonal foods. We frequently take the children on local walks in triple pushchairs to see the surrounding area.

Our communication books provide parents with an account of their baby’s day with us, as well as the opportunity to share experiences from home and to include messages. 

This communication includes home-learning stories, where we ask parents to share events and milestones with the nursery as well as detailing their child’s individual interests.  


The toddler room at Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

Our toddler room provides large bright spaces to help with the children's physical development. They have access to an indoor slide, as well as a large garden with planting area, sandpit, climbing equipment and bikes.

We support learning through various activities, using resources that encourage the children to be independent learners. This is reinforced with praise and encouragement throughout.

Mealtimes are a social time where the children sit in their key groups.  The toddlers are encouraged to actively take part through self-service and helping clear the table.  The nursery also has pets in the room to teach the children to care for living things as they explore the natural world.

The Toddler room in our day nursery in Hinckley
  The Toddler room in our day nursery in Hinckley

The nursery room at Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

Our two Nursery Rooms offer many opportunities for making interesting discoveries every day, from physical fun to experimenting with sand and water.

Windmill is the only purpose-built nursery in Hinckley with three under 2's rooms so parents don't have to worry about younger babies being with more adventurous toddlers.


The preschool room at Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

At our day nursery in Hinckley we have a large pre-school room with access to a fantastic outdoor space, as well as a wide range of programmable toys - including cameras and a smart board - to support children as they explore technology.

The smart board has also been used to support the children’s knowledge of other cultures.  Every March, we have 'Living Eggs', where the children can see the life cycle of chickens, caterpillars and frogs from eggs to adulthood.

The pre-school room also provides adult-led teaching times.  The children discuss topics of their choice in small key groups where they bring in their own 'chatterboxes' to talk about to the group. The children also have access to talking and thinking books and we have home learning bags which the children are encouraged to take home to share with their family.  We also introduce children to phonics to support them in the transition to school.  

 The Pre-school room in our day nursery in Hinckley

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The outdoor spaces at Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

Following an incredible £90,000 investment, our brand new adventure garden is an absolute ‘must-see’. We are very proud that there is so much to do.

The garden is split into three areas for different age groups, with free-flow access from each of the rooms. Children enjoy age-related environments in which to play and learn; including a separate baby and toddler garden for the little ones to explore. There is so much for the children to enjoy, including a race track, climbing frames, hobbit house, tipi, extensive planting areas, water features, mud kitchen, sandpit and nature hide! We also make the most of the park next door, too.

As well as the obvious health benefits, the outdoor provides a natural learning environment that is vital for a child’s brain. To find out more about our outdoor learning and play areas, please click here.

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meet the team at Windmill Pre-School & Day Nursery

Cath McElroy – Nursery Manager 

Satty Shetra – Assistant Manager

Natalie Vaughan-Prosser - Assistant Manager - EYP status

Carol Linford – Cook 

Plus 32 nursery and general support staff


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