Close to Manchester centre, children learn, play & imagine in The Learning Hive’s beautiful Victorian home & stables.

What makes us special

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A home from home

Our home from home environment uses natural resources that engage children and ignite their curiosity and wonder.

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Tailored spaces

To meet the needs of our babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Family style mealtimes

Children eat healthy meals together in a warm and inviting environment.

Launch Fees
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Our experienced educators teach children using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework alongside our own 91Ҹ approach to curriculum.

Our hybrid approach to education allows children to reach their full potential at their own pace and in their own time.

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Mealtimes at The Learning Hive are a time for children to refuel, be sociable and learn about nutrition.

Healthy snacks and delicious fresh food are cooked every day by our onsite chef using local and seasonal produce when we can.

Children experience new flavours, look forward to their favourite dishes and older children have opportunities to assist with meal preparation.

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Welcome to The Learning Hive Nursery School in Audenshaw near Manchester.

Every day at The Learning Hive, we encourage children to be inquisitive and imaginative in our wonderful environment. In doing so, they soon develop a real love of learning and a curious mind. We’ve been providing high-quality early years learning for over twenty years to families from our local community and beyond.

Our large converted Victorian home offers so much space for children to learn and grow during this important stage, from our rich indoor learning environments to our outdoor areas, filled with opportunities for adventure.

Our experienced team come with a wealth of early years learning insight. We know that every child is different with their own story to tell, so we make sure that your child learns in a way and at a pace that’s right for them.

Come by for a visit and experience first-hand our happy and homely nursery. We look forward to meeting you.

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Louise Johnson
Nursery Manager
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Their next chapter at 
The Learning Hive

The Learning Hive Nursery School offers exceptional care and learning for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.

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Our light and spacious baby room offers so many opportunities for sensory discovery and gentle play. Our team are well-prepared to help your baby learn and develop new skills, from walking to talking. You’ll have a collaborative partnership with your baby’s key person who plans unique care and learning opportunities that take into account their routine at home.

After a busy morning of exploring and learning, we make sure there’s time to recharge. We know how important naps are, and make sure that when they need it, children can sleep in one of our cots, pods or sleeping baskets.

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As their story begins to take shape, growing toddlers learn to play alongside each other and become more aware of the world around them. Our experienced educators encourage language development too, starting with simple sounds and building to sentences.

Our covered outdoor area provides opportunities for outside learning, physical activity and play. Inside, children participate start to make independent choices by selecting from our range of toys and resources.

Our older toddlers explore a focus on literacy, numeracy, understanding the world and expressive arts and design. We’ll also work with you to help your child with toilet training, giving them lots of support and encouragement along the way.

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With growing confidence and ability, we prepare our pre-school children for the learning journey ahead with a focus on phonics, numbers and social skills in our dedicated preschool unit housed in beautifully converted stables.

Children are taught with adult-led sessions and are encouraged to learn through play. Our pre-schoolers have access to a separate outdoor area too where they spend time exploring, being physically active and deepening their imagination.

Children spend their final year with us getting ready for primary school. By this time, they have made firm friendships and leave us as independent and confident learners, ready for the next chapter of their story.

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Out Of School Clubs

We know that balancing all your commitments can be a challenge. Our Breakfast (from 7:30 am) and After School Club (until 6:00 pm) are here to make the daily juggle easier.

Amidst all that learning, there’s plenty of time for play with games, creative activities and outdoor fun.


If children prefer some time away from the hustle and bustle, our quiet area is equipped with reading books and spaces to complete homework.


Whether it’s breakfast to start the day or a hearty meal after school, all of our nutritious food is freshly prepared daily.

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And then come and say hello for a visit
The Learning Hive Nursery School
The Learning Hive Nursery School
The Learning Hive Nursery School
The Learning Hive Nursery School
The Learning Hive Nursery School
The Learning Hive Nursery School
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