Garden House Nursery Schools


The Nursery Group initially started as Little Stars Day Nursery Limited in 2003. I opened the nursery as I could not find a nursery where I would be happy to leave my eldest son. As a working parent myself with three young children, I had a nanny and although the care was excellent for my children, I wanted to have the same kind of care, but in addition, in an environment where it allowed my son to integrate with his peers in smaller groups.

I decided to research the childcare sector to see what I could find, but it did not exist.  I found that many nurseries were large, impersonal and were often purpose built and did not provide the stimulating environment that I was looking for. With a background in Human Resources, I found that team members were often demotivated, working long hours and not supported or valued for the hard work that I knew it must take to look after children.  In essence, I wanted to ensure that the nursery where my son would be cared for was committed to providing an inclusive environment in which every child and team member would matter.

I know first-hand that leaving your child in the care of others can be a daunting experience. However, rest-assured that nothing could be more important to all of us than the care, happiness and development of your child (and your peace of mind!).

Garden House Nursery - About Us
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Throughout my time running the nurseries, things have constantly changed and evolved. In 2020 I re-evaluated my provision. I was inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach where the child, the environment and the teacher/parent all play a crucial and important part in children’s learning and development. I renamed my provisions to The Garden House to support this change to our approach, and our philosophy, together with the importance of having both an indoor and outdoor learning environment.

I am immensely proud of the Garden House Nurseries and our team, who all work hard to earn a reputation as being foremost in offering an inclusive environment where every child matters.

Warm regards
Louise Winter

Owner and Founder