Welcome to
Sylvan House Day Nursery

Sylvan House is situated on Farm Lane in Worlsey, a short drive from the M6O making it an ideal location for community links.

welcome to Sylvan House Day Nursery - 
A Warm, Safe Environment for children to learn and grow

Safe and Secure Environment

strong, well-experienced team

Bright & Spacious Classrooms 

two fantastic outdoor areas

The nursery is housed in a beautiful, spacious building where our passionate and highly skilled team caters for children from three months up to 5 years of age. The nursery has 3 large, spacious and welcoming classrooms, specifically designed to provide tailored, age appropriate activities and experiences where children can develop in a safe and stimulating environment. All our staff are friendly, approachable, caring and strive to provide the best possible care for all the children. Sylvan House has two fantastic outdoor areas that are tailored to the needs and ages of the children who explore them.
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Rebecca McGrath
Founder of Forest House Nurseries

'I bring a strong educational background to the nursery and work very closely with the team and the children to ensure standards are always extremely high and the quality of care and education is the very best. Together we work hard to improve, update and continually develop our service to ensure your child gets the very best they deserve.'
The nursery is registered for 54 children which allows Sylvan House to offer a personal and focused approach.

Carolynn W (Mother of Child)

29 July 2020
"Both my daughters have attended Sylvan House over the last 4 years with my youngest still currently attending. The staff are all excellent, very caring and treats the children like one of their own which is reassuring. The nursery is clean and tidy...."
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Hannah S (Mother of Child)

24 July 2020
"Sylvan is a wonderful nursery, and my son has loved every minute of the last 18-months. The staff are friendly and caring, and I've felt more than comfortable leaving him in their care...."
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Rebecca F (Mother of Child)

24 July 2020
"We’ve had our son in Sylvan House since he was 9-months-old. I couldn’t recommend it enough. Every aspect of care, cleanliness, support and development is second to none. He absolutely adores all the staff in the room and can’t wait to return each morning, greeting his...."
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would you like a look around?

If you would like to come and have a look around Sylvan House Nursery, please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

"Understanding the World provides a powerful, meaningful context for learning across the curriculum. It supports children to make sense of their expanding world and their place within it through nurturing their wonder, curiosity, agency and exploratory drive.
This development requires regular and direct contact with the natural, built and virtual environments around the child and engaging children in collaborative activities which promote inquiry, problem-solving, shared decision making and scientific approaches to understanding the world."
𝗕𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝟱 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

𝒮𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝒮𝑒𝓇𝓋𝑒 🍽

At Sylvan House we encourage the children's independence from a very young age.
This starts with allowing the children to do small and simple tasks by themselves such as feeding and serving themselves.

This is fully supported by our amazing staff team and as children grow and develop their independence grows!

#selfserve #independance #earlyyears #education #daynursery #sylvanhouse #worsley #salford #m28

𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕗𝕚𝕥𝕤 𝕠𝕗 ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕪𝕕𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙 ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕪! 🌈

There are many benefits of children playing with playdough including:
🔴 Developing Fine Motor Skills
🟠 It is calming for children
🟡 It encourages creativity
🟢 It enhances hand–eye coordination
🔵 It improves social skills
🟣 It supports Numeracy and literacy

This is why at Sylvan House we value the use of playdough and always have freshly made playdough available to the children in all rooms at all times.
Here at the nursery we make our own playdough, this way we can choose our own, colours fragrances and textures each time as well as being environmentally friendly using all natural and edible ingredients! ♻️🌿

#playdoughplay #earlyyears #finemotorskills #calmingactivities #handeyecoordination #literacy #numeracy #socialskills #eyfsactivities #eyfs #daynursery #foresthousenurseries #salford #worsley #cheshire #m28

Did you know that next week is Sun Awareness week and that we have renewed our award and continue to be a 𝗦𝘂𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲 𝗡𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘆!

We have been part of the Skcin Charity award for the last few years and have recently renewed our award across all of the Forest House Nurseries.

As part of achieving this award we have several things in place:
☀️Sun Awareness Policy
☀️Sun Awareness Staff Training
☀️Sun Awareness Information for Parents
☀️ Sun Safe Procedures in place

If you have any questions or would like to receive more information on Sun Safety please let us know!

#sunawareness #sunsafety #earlyyears #education #daynursery #stafftraining #parentinformation #skcin

A few weeks ago, Author Nicola Copson came to nursery to read to the preschool children!
She read 2 of her new books, "One Day One Week" and "One Week One Year"

Thank you very much to Nicola who also gave us copies of her books!

#authorvisit #education #earlyyears #reading #storytime #daynursery #worsley #sylvanhouse #m28

𝔻𝕚𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨....

Did you know that Glitter is made from aluminium and plastic and is classed as a Microplastics which is very problematic for the environment?

Studies have shown that glitter can become airborne and literally come down in the rain, landing in the sea and in the environment!

Today is Earth Day, a day to show your support for protecting the environment, so we thought today would be a great day to tell you that we are no longer using Glitter in any of our Forest House Nurseries! There are many alternatives to glitter which we can use in the nursery so that the children can still enjoy messy play and creative activities!

We are part of the Eco Schools Committee and creating a more eco friendly nursery is a big part if our plans! Removing glitter is just one of the many ways that we are working towards our eco schools award!

#nomoreglitter #banmicroplastics #ecoschoolsaward #earlyyears #education #daynursery #environment #protecttheearth #ecofriendly

When serving food to babies and young children there are several things to consider with certain foods.

Fruit and Vegetables
🍇Small Fruits - ensure to cut all small and especially rounds fruit in to quarters
🍉Large Fruit - cut into slices instead of chunks
🍎Remove all pips and stones
🥕Vegetables - cut in to narrow batons, for younger children mashing or grating instead
🍊Remove the skin from all fruit and vegetables

Meat and Fish
🌭Sausages - always cut in half length ways, also you can peel off the skin to make them easier to chew and swallow.
🍖Remove all bones from meat or fish and cut into strips as thinly as possible. Also you should remove any skin and fat to make it easier to swallow

🧀 Grate or cut cheese in to strips rather than chunks

Nuts and Seeds
🥜Nuts should not be served to children under 5 years old.
When Serving Nuts or Seeds, ensure to grate or chop

🍞If not chewed properly, white bread can form a ball shape with a dough-like texture in the throat.
Try toasting white bread, or use brown bread instead. Bread, chapatis, naan bread and other breads should be cut into narrow strips.

#foodsafety #firstfoods #foodtoavoid #parentinformation #advice #support #forsethousenurseries #daynursery #education #earlyyears #weaning #choking #allergies #foodforbabies #hygiene #safestorageoffood #safeserving

🎒📝📚What is 𝒮𝒸𝒽𝑜𝑜𝓁 𝑅𝑒𝒶𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓈? 📚📝🎒

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻?
School Readiness is when a child is ready to make the transition to start school.
This can include children being able to:
🍎 Use the toilet independently
🍏 Good attention and concentration
🍎 Good Language and Communication Skill
🍏 Good Socia Skills and Emotional Development

𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝗼 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁?
The development of school readiness skills allows school teachers to expand and further develop a child’s skills in the areas of social interaction, play, language, emotional development, physical skills, literacy and fine motor skills. Without these basic skills already established, children can very quickly find themselves playing ‘catch up’ compared to their peers that are advancing more quickly.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀:
School Readiness is extremely important to and we take lots of time to support the children in many ways Some of the ways we support this are through:
🖍 Developing their self care skills including - Toileting, self serve at meal times, dressing and undressing etc
🖍 Developing their social skills with group activities, Key person time and community links
🖍 Early Reading - once the children start pre-school they will be given a blue and then red reading book bag. These bags support early reading and phonics with books and activities to take home each week!
🖍 Daily Routine - this is followed from very early on in the nursery, it develops and becomes much more structured by the time children reach our pre-school room to allow them to be ready for the expectations of a school day!
🖍 Uniforms - we introduce our polo tops and pump bags to the children from 2 years and over. Although not compulsory it does help to get children ready for wearing school uniforms every day when they transition to school!
🖍 Independence - we encourage this throughout the day with all of our children, one of the ways this supports school readiness is the introduction of our Water Bottles - children are responsible for bringing these in each day and taking them home each night!

#schoolreadiness #schooltransitions #earlyyears

𝒲𝑒 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒽𝒾𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔!

We have some part time positions available for SEN support staff across our Sale and Altrincham Nurseries.

Both nurseries are looking to appoint a part time staff member (up to 16 hours a week) to support a small group of children who have additional needs.

If you are interested in this role, or would like more information please contact us via message or at info@foresthousenurseries.com

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About Sylvan House

Nursery provides exceptional quality childcare
and education for children from new babies through
to 5 years old in Worsley, Manchester.
We offer a warm, safe and stimulating environment for children to learn, explore and grow. We ensure children have access to the best care and education and we work
in partnership with you in caring for your children.

What we offer

The caring and friendly atmosphere at Sylvan House is apparent as soon as you walk through the door. Our team are always very friendly and approachable. Your child will be cared for in a secure and safe environment that maintains a comfortable and homely feel.
The nursery provides age appropriate rooms for babies, toddlers and nursery class children. Each of the nursery rooms are fun, bright and attractive to children. They have areas for active play, eating, sleeping and quiet, relaxing times.
Sylvan House day nursery


Sylvan House has a designated parking area for parents to make drop offs and pick-ups convenient for everyone.

If you would like to come and have a look around Sylvan House Day Nursery, please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact details below.

our address

Sylvan House Day Nursery
9 Farm Lane
M28 2PU

opening Hours

Monday - Friday:
7.30am - 6pm

Talk to Us

0161 794 6688

book an appointment

0161 794 6688

Forest House Nurseries

At Forest House Nurseries we provide high quality care in an enriched learning environment. 
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