About Us

Originally established in 1996, Cottontails has worked in partnership with hundreds of local families to give their children the very best start in Life.

We provide a safe, secure, warm and exciting learning environment full of fascinating visual and physical stimuli both inside and outside the classroom which engage and enthuse the young inquiring mind.

Perhaps, most importantly, we employ a first class, fully qualified and extremely loyal staff who are totally dedicated to their chosen profession and relish the wonderful opportunity to work with the youngest and most precious members of the community on a daily basis.

Why Choose us?

All of our sites are Teacher led, providing high quality childcare and education for all of our children

Classrooms are filled with natural, educational resources to create a calm and stimulating environment for the children to explore and create their own learning dialogue

Recognising the importance of outdoor learning to children’s early education and emotional wellbeing, all of our Nurseries and Pre-schools have beautiful nature gardens and outdoor classrooms. This provides our children with regular, daily access to the outdoors.

Valuing productive partnerships and communication between home and educators all of our families have access to our Cottontails app. Providing information about your child, their learning and development, images and updates direct from your child’s educators.

At our Burtonwood Village site we provide home cooked and highly nutritious meals , cooked in-house by our chef. Our highly experienced chef caters for all dietary needs and allergies so parents can relax, knowing their child is in the very best care.

Our Nurseries



“The management team [are] passionate about providing quality care and education.  Children become deeply engaged in their learning as they explore the wealth of resources and activities on offer… make friends and form secure attachments with staff.”

Cottontails Burtonwood Ofsted report


“Children flourish and make superb progress at this warm and welcoming nursery.  Staff are fantastic role models.  The impact of high-quality teaching… is highly effective.  Partnerships with parents are tremendous [and] children’s views are respected and listened to by all adults.”

Cottontails St. Philips Ofsted report

Take a look at Cottontails Nursery @ Burtonwood

Take a look at Cottontails Preschool @ St Philips