Living in Watnall and need a local nursery which is on your travel to work?

Angels by Day, Springfield House is located on the edge of Bulwell within a 10min drive following B6009, A611; you will pass by us on your way to the city centre; we are close to Hucknall we are just on the very edge of Bulwell. You can also get a tram from Watnall to our nursery in Bulwell, getting off at (Moor Bridge) we are on many bus routes with a bus stop on either side of the road from our setting.

“Also, Lauren, although I don't see her a lot, it's great to see a senior member of the team playing an active role with all of the children and getting to know them individually. It's definitely reassuring from a parents point of view when SLT take the time to get to know not only the children but to go out of their way to talk to and engage with parents”

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“Children benefit hugely from the highly successful relationships that exist between staff, parents and other professionals involved in their care and learning. This provides children with consistency. As a result, all children are extremely well prepared for their next stages in learning and their eventual move to school.”

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We encourage parents to sign up early to avoid the disappointment of being full; our toddler and pre-school programs tend to fill up quickly, so we encourage parents in Watnall to sign up as soon as possible. To ensure a smooth transition for both you and your child, we offer complimentary settling-in sessions the week before their start date. These sessions are designed to ensure that both parents and children feel happy and settled before the official start date.

We also invite all parents in Watnall to come and have a look around our nursery. We believe it’s essential to see the environment firsthand to make the right decision for your family. While walk-in visits are always welcome, we recommend booking a visit in advance to ensure that you can see the nursery during active playtime.

As a token of our appreciation for choosing Angels by Day, we offer a 15% discount for a second child from the same immediate family attending our main nursery simultaneously. This discount will be applied until government funding, such as the 15 or 30-hour funding, commences.


we offer flexible childcare options to cater to children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Additionally, we run an after-school club and holiday club for children in reception through to 12 years old. Our nursery is open from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, providing extended hours to accommodate busy schedules.

We offer various session options, including half days and long half days, to suit your specific requirements. Moreover, we accept government funding, ensuring that quality childcare is accessible to all families in Watnall.

We aim to provide a nurturing and supportive environment for children of all ages, allowing them to thrive and grow in a safe and stimulating setting.

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Our Team

At Angels By Day, we’re not just a day nursery; we’re a cornerstone of the Watnall community. Our team, brimming with dedication and passion, is composed of highly qualified staff as well as those who are embracing their training journey. Our Springfield location boasts three specially designed rooms to cater to every stage of your child’s early development: a nurturing baby room for ages 0-2 years with a 1:3 staff-to-child ratio, an engaging toddler room for ages 2-3 years with a 1:4 ratio, and a stimulating pre-school for ages 3-4 years with a 1:8 ratio, all adhering to government guidelines for safety and quality.

Each room is led by an experienced room leader, supported by dedicated staff and a keyworker system to ensure consistent, personalised care for your child. Our commitment to continuity is evident in our long-standing team members, including staff who have been part of the Angels family for over 10 years, and our manager, who has been leading with heart since 2002.

We understand the importance of trust and familiarity. That’s why we’re committed to creating a warm, welcoming environment where your children can grow, learn, and explore with confidence.

Parent engagement

Parent engagement is at the heart of what we do at Angels By Day, especially for our Watnall families. We treasure the opportunity to welcome parents into our nursery for ‘stay and play’ sessions, creating a vibrant, inclusive environment for all. For those in our community where English is an additional language, we invite parents to share their native languages with our children, enriching their cultural understanding and linguistic abilities.

Angels By Day is committed to open, meaningful communication with our parents. We host face-to-face parents’ evenings twice a year, alongside issuing questionnaires, to ensure we’re always aligning with your expectations and incorporating your valuable suggestions. Our coffee mornings have been a resounding success, connecting parents with local professionals and resources available in the Watnall area, fostering a sense of community and support.

Our connection with the local Watnall community extends beyond our nursery walls. Our preschool children enjoy regular visits to our nearby care home, where intergenerational bonds are formed through shared crafts and stories, and even festive carol singing. Excursions are a staple of our curriculum, with trips to the farm, local parks, and especially our cherished local woods. These outings are not just for fun; they’re designed for our children to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of Watnall, from foraging to puddle splashing, ensuring they grow up with a sense of belonging and an adventurous spirit.

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At Angels By Day, ensuring the safety of our children is our foremost priority, a commitment we take to heart for our Watnall families. To safeguard our nursery, we’ve implemented a state-of-the-art biometric system. This system includes a magnetically locked front door that can only be accessed through fingerprint verification recorded in our office. Visitors without registered access must ring the doorbell and wait for assistance, ensuring a secure entry protocol.

For added security, all individuals unfamiliar to our staff are required to sign in and provide ID verification, ensuring they are accompanied at all times within the nursery. Our garden area is secured with a padlocked gate, which remains locked continuously to ensure the children’s outdoor play is safe and monitored.

Surrounding and within the nursery, CCTV cameras operate round-the-clock, overseeing both outdoor and indoor areas. This system is in place not just for the safety of our children but also to protect our staff, creating a secure environment for everyone. Furthermore, all members of our team undergo thorough DBS checks upon hiring, with continuous updates to their status through the update service. This allows us to regularly verify their suitability and commitment to the safety and well-being of your children at Angels By Day.

We take these measures to ensure that our Watnall families can have peace of mind, knowing their children are in a secure, nurturing environment where their safety is paramount.

Feedback from our parents

“A massive thank you to Chloe for constantly supporting and working with F, helping him to settle into the nursery and helping him to enjoy each day”

“safeguarding was the forefront of priority for us when putting A into nursery. Which is why we choose to send her to your Nursery as you demonstrate outstanding safety from the induction and continues to be”

Do you provide meals for the children?

Yes, we provide nutritious meals and snacks, catering to all dietary requirements. Our food is prepared and cooked daily by our cook; we order our meat from our local butchers and cater to all the children’s individual needs. None is too tricky for us.

How do you support children with SEN?

We have staff specifically trained in special education needs, and they support the children with individual plans and targets to help further their development. We engage with other professionals, make prompt referrals where needed for 1:1 support or speech therapy and help signpost families. Angels have brought families into our setting to model positive interaction and support families on how to manage SEN children at home, giving advice. We adapt to the children in regard to resources, activities and needs.

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