Our Nursery

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.

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.

Our Nursery Team

Our nursery manager, Jayne Comer, has a professional qualification in childcare and over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages. Jayne has been a part of Dryden Street Nursery family for 15 years, ensuring our nursery provides a safe and stimulating learning environment for children to develop and thrive. Our Deputy Manager, Leanne Kavanagh has been working at Dryden Street since June 2019. She has a professional qualification in Early Years Care and Education and Leanne has been working in Early Years for 19 years.


Multiple Award Winning Nursery

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Outstanding OFSTED Report, Early Years Quality Assurance Framework Gold Award, Nursery World Award Winner, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group 2020 and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award.