Welcome to our Nursery and Preschool


 The Learning Mill offers Ofsted regulated childcare provision and aims to provide high quality childcare and education for children up to 5 years.

Opened in September 2010 by Amanda Cook and her family The Learning Mill offers:

• Flexible hours to suit working parents needs,
• Home from home learning environment,
• Fully qualified staff to N.V.Q level 3 or above in childcare and education,
• Healthy high class menu, cooked on site by our qualified cook, geared towards children's dietary needs.

Under the new common inspection framework from September 2015 inspection is now primaraly about evaluating how well individual children benefit from the education provided by our nursery. under this guidence we pride ourselves of having high expectations of what each child will achieve, staff have a secure understaning of the childrens age group they are working with and have undertaken relevent subject courses that is detailed and communicated well to children in Nursery. Specialist training in Mathematical skills in the early years and communicating with confidence has been undertaken to ensure preschool children are well educated in these areas to be school ready for reception, as a nusery/ preschool we follow the same Early Years Foundation Stage as any independent preshool or Nursery School, all staff have been trained to a high standard as to implement the commom inspection framework and give all children the best possible outcome. 

Amanda has over 20 years experience in Early Years Childcare and Education. After achieving an OFSTED OUTSTANDING at her previous practice, Amanda has also achieved an OFSTED OUTSTANDING award for Leadership and Management and good in all other areas at The Learning Mill in January 2011 after only being open for 5 months! 

Full OFSTED report available on the OFSTED website.


We have been awarded a rating of 5 out of 5 in hygiene for the kitchen according to the food standards agency. "I was pleased to note that the standards currently being achieved are well above average for this type of business. I can confirm no contraventions of legislation were found to exist at the time of the inspection. You are to be congratulated and I trust these high standards will be maintained"