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Why Choose Fernbees?

Our Mission: We aim to provide the highest quality of childcare in an environment that has been designed to promote curiosity, nurture imagination, and encourage children to be accepting, empathetic, and confident through the formation of strong relationships with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Intergenerational Interaction

By engaging with people of all ages and all walks of life, children can improve their understanding of the world and experience a wealth of important life experiences by listening to the stories of the older generation.

Children who regularly interact with the elderly have been found to develop a greater level of :

  • self-confidence,
  • self-esteem,
  • empathy

We are the first nursery situated on the grounds of a care home in the North West.

Learn more about intergenerational interaction at Fernbees


Our connection with Fernlea Care Home allows us to access a wealth of resources including excellent facilities, professional laundry service, and existing connections with a range of organisations

AED on site

We have an Automated External Defribrillator on site with specialist paediatric first aid pads. All of our staff within the nursery are paediatric first aid trained with additional staff trained at Fernlea.


We are located on Torkington Road with convenient for parents who are passing the setting on the commute to work. Our nursery is safely and easily accessible to parents travelling from all directions. There is parking available on our grounds with a dedicated, safe drop-off and pick-up zone. We are also directly accessible from Torkington Park and benefit from two overspill public car parks within the grounds of the park.

Outdoor Play

At Fernbees, we understand the importance of our children experiencing the outside!

We have a large outdoor play area accessible from sliding doors that span the width of the setting. Our outdoor play area is fitted with soft surfacing and is fully secure so our children can play with confidence. Our outdoor space is designed to be accessible in all weathers to encourage daily outdoor play sessions.

We also have direct, safe access to Torkington Park . We take regular trips into the park to explore the curiosities of nature and take advantage of the wonderful play area which features slides, swings, and climbing frames and encourages play and interaction between the nursery children and children from the local community.


Our menus have been designed by our kitchen team to promote delicious, nutritious, and balanced mealtimes prepared in our large commercial kitchen.

To ensure our produce is top quality we use trusted suppliers with whom our chefs have formed a strong relationship over many years.

We regularly take our children to experience mealtimes in our large restaurant within Fernlea to encourage social mealtimes and a thoughtfulness for other diners.


Fernbees has been designed with children’s exploration and interaction in mind. Our site is fully accessible for children and fully open-plan space to encourage interaction between age groups where possible.

Our large sliding doors spanning the entirety of the South-East facing side of the nursery allows natural light to bathe the space throughout the day making Fernbees light and airy with a sense of bringing the outside in, especially when the doors are open.

A specially designed toilet block fitted with early years toilets is bright and exciting to encourage younger children to learn to use the toilet and separate from the main play areas.

Key Features

OMi system: From fields to mountains, numbers to letters, and the depths of the ocean to outer space, our children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an interactive world using our state-of-the-art OMi interactive projection. Our system is expertly designed to satisfy the natural curiosity of children while encouraging development of key skills such as spatial awareness and co-ordination.

Cinema: Our cinema at Fernlea offers brilliant opportunities for interaction between our younger and older generations. Our children can settle down and immerse themselves in their favourite film alongside their favourite characters

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What the parents say...

We've seen some brilliant changes in our son since he started at Fernbees just a short while ago - especially in his confidence and speech. Even though he only goes two days a week, the staff treat him like one of their own. They're patient, fully child led and some of the kindest people you'll ever meet. Even though our son can be super shy and anxious, they take the time to support him through everything, they put a lot of effort into making sure he feels safe and secure with them. He has so much fun during his two days there and always gets giddy when we tell him it's a Fernbees day. We couldn't be happier with Fernbees and hugely recommend them!!

Honey Bees Parent

The level of care, interest and engagement from the staff towards our son is fantastic, he's thriving in this excellent setting.

Baby Bees Parent

Our daughter has just started at Fernbees - she’s settled in so well. It fills my heart when you pick her up and the manager is giving her big cuddles. She is already so loved, cared for and entertained in such a wonderful setting with a super team

Honey Bees Parent

Our little boy has come on leaps and bounds since starting at Fernbees. The staff have taken the time to really get to know my little boy and all his little ways. When I go to pick my little boy up and I see him through the glass doors just playing happily his face is alway beaming with a smile. We are so happy with our choice of nursery for our little boy, I would always recommend Fernbees

Baby Bees Parent

The environment is amazing for learning and development, they do a large variety of activities over the day including lots of outdoor time and use of the interactive station. The staff are so lovely and I can already see my little boy making lovely relationships with them all. The staff have all taken time to get to know him very well.

Baby Bees Parent