Dryden Street Nursery has been rebranded as Holyrood® Nursery Dryden Street. Visit Thrive Childcare to view more.

Welcome To Our Nursery in the heart of Manchester

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About Us

Here at Dryden Street Nursery we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from 12 weeks – 5 years of age. Our nursery predominantly caters for staff and students of the University of Manchester, though our location near Oxford Road, convenient public transport links and the motorway network also makes us a great choice for families working a little further afield. Find us here.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn with confidence. We pride ourselves on offering children a wide range of activities and all of our children have access to outdoor play areas offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year’s Care for over a decade and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday8:30am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday8:30am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday8:30am to 5.30pm
  • Thursday8:30am to 5.30pm
  • Friday8:30am to 5.30pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
  • Sessions Available: Morning, Afternoon, Full Day & Full Week.
  • We are open for 51 weeks of the year. We close over Christmas & New Year as well as bank holidays.

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 2 – 5 year old funding. Our spaces can fill very fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require.

To get a real feel for our nursery, we would highly recommend coming to visit our nursery and see for yourself! Our Nursery Manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to our staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 0161 272 7121 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

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Our Unique Features

  • 2–5-year-olds funded places available
  • Discounted rates for university students and staff
  • Ofsted Outstanding Nursery
  • Fully qualified and long-standing nursery team


Thank you so much for looking after our child with such love and care for the past 3.5 years. She’s had such a happy time at the nursery and can hardly believe this is her last day!

– Parent, Dryden Street

3 months old was L when she started…3 years & 3 months later she will leave to go to school … thank you so much for taking such good care of her.

– Parent, Dryden Street