Our Nursery

Welcome to Dryden Street Nursery where we provide stimulating and inspiring childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.

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.

Our nursery is housed in a purpose-built property within private gardens. Each of our bright and spacious playrooms are carefully planned and resourced to create fantastic learning environments where children can grow and flourish.

Children are cared for by an enthusiastic and full-qualified team of childcare practitioners who plan learning experiences to meet the needs of each individual child and are committed to creating an atmosphere of care, respect, learning and fun.

Our nursery is dedicated to providing a variety of learning opportunities for our pre-school children which include Footy Totz, music lessons and dance lessons. These experiences help to develop self-awareness and sense of achievement. In a nursery that practices childcare in a diverse environment we endeavor to acknowledge and provide for your child’s individuality.

Please contact us to arrange to see our nursery for yourself!


Our Nursery Team 

Nursery Manager - Sally Goodwin

Sally Goodwin, Nursery Manager at Dryden Street Nursery, has a professional qualification in childcare and over 40 years of experience working with children of all ages.   

Deputy Manager - Jayne Comer

Jayne Comer, Deputy Manager, has been at Dryden Street Nursery for over 15 years and has extensive experience and knowledge of the EYFS, SENCO and working with all age groups.   

Opening Hours

Our Nursery Opening Hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

We are open 51 weeks of the year for the following sessions:

Full Day – 8.30am to 5.30pm
Morning session – 8.30am to 1pm
Afternoon session – 1pm to 5.30pm

At Dryden Street we are happy to help if you require childcare prior to 8am. Please contact us for more information.

The nursery is open all year round with the exception of bank holidays and the Christmas and New Year Period.

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