Play and adventure with us

Our ethos is ‘Play, learn and grow in a healthy, natural environment where each child is valued as a unique individual, developing confidence, independence and well-being though magic, curiosity and discovery.

We offer childcare with a difference, as we take children around the globe on a journey of exploration, wonder and excitement.

From the child’s first day with us, all the way to their journey to school, our core philosophy is to capture the children’s imagination with good old-fashioned play while working within the EYFS curriculum across the setting, which has been offering childcare with excellence in the heart of North Ascot for over 20 years.


Old School Day Nursery provides quality, full time nursery care for children from 18 months to 5 years old. We have very strong ties to the Ascot Day nursery, a baby unit that runs adjacent to us in the same building.


Children between 4 and 11 years old can attend our wraparound provision The Club before school, after school and during holidays. The Club is an interactive environment where children can play, bond and grow.

Learning and Growing Together

We have created a warm, inviting atmosphere where children can build confidence and gain experiences in a safe environment.

It’s really important to us that the children experience a true continuation of care from home and within the nursery setting. In order for them to learn at a pace that is right and feels comfortable for them, we find it really important to stay in regular contact with parents and carers. We do this by operating an open doors policy, as well as having a dedicated key worker for each child who is available for each family to discuss development. This can be done face to face at the nursery or through our parent link app. The app is a digital record of your child’s progress, which includes day-to-day information, photography and a two-way communication tool to discuss your child’s learning and development.

We love to create a family atmosphere and invite all our families to our BBQ & Sports Day each summer!


Flexible childcare

The Old School is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday throughout the year. We work on an hourly basis, allowing parents to choose suitable hours. 

We are registered for children from 18 months to school age, when they can move on to The Club – our out of school, after school and breakfast club.

The children take part in a range of activities whilst at Old School Day Nursery. This is one way we feel we stand out from the crowd, offering a wide range of opportunities to children before they reach school age, embracing talents and learning new skills. The children partake in activities out in the community as well as group activities to help them gain an appreciation for the importance of exercise such as mindful yoga and dance.


Westview & Shambles Day Nursery

Did you know, Old School Day Nursery has successful sister nurseries in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire called Westview & Shambles Day Nursery? This enables us to share best practice and expertise with a wide range of childcare professionals, creating fantastic environments in which the children can develop. For more information on Westview & Shambles Day Nursery click here.



Using our surroundings to capture children's imaginations.


Homemade food

Nutritious, balanced meals prepared by our full-time chef.


Opening Times

Open 7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday throughout the year.