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Hi there – I’m Natalie, the Manager of Welcome Nurseries @ The Essex Golf and Country Club.

Welcome to our nursery in Colchester, Essex, a brilliant place for children to flourish and learn. I hope this is the perfect place for your little one!

Parents choose us because of our beautiful gardens, great facilities and our wonderful reputation within the local area.

Adjoining the Essex Golf and Country Club, we are surrounded by plenty of natural beauty in the form of green spaces, local parks and nature walks. Offering on site parking and situated near to the local primary school, we’re super accessible and easy to visit.

We ensure that all food is prepared and cooked daily on site using freshly sourced ingredients, this nursery definitely has a welcoming, homely and warm family feel.

Providing childcare for children aged new born to five years, we are proud of our extensive facilities, from our three separate gardens through to our on site sensory room.

What happens in a day in the life of a Nursery Manager?

What does a normal day involve for you?

I’m in the nursery before the children in order to greet them when they arrive. My day as the nursery manager usually involves supporting and playing with the children and helping and guiding the staff. My tasks are also food based too as I prepare fresh meals daily, ensuring that all allergies are taken into account.

At the end of the day, it’s always great to be there in order to see the parents and make sure that the children leave safely.

Why do you love your job?

I absolutely love my job because I have always enjoyed giving children their first experiences of learning and discovering through play. It’s great to see children delve into something new each day and to be there with them on that process.

Why do parents love your nursery?

Parents appreciate the strong relationship we have with them as staff. It’s great to keep parents informed of everything that’s going on in the day, we feel that they really appreciate this.

We often hear lovely feedback from parents who comment mainly on the home-from-home feel of the nursery and the welcoming and warm environment that we work to create.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of work?

I’ve got plenty of things that I enjoy doing outside of work. I really love reading and baking as it’s a great way to wind down from a busy day. I also really love walking at the weekends with my family and spending time with them.


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  • A positive, welcoming team of childcare professionals.
  • A refurbished, refreshed and vibrant environment.
  • Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks.
  • The highest levels of safety and security.

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How do I book a place for my child?

If you would like to book a place for your child, please fill out the enquiry form, we will then get in touch with you to discuss your interest further.

Are all staff DBS (CRB/police) checked and first aid trained?

All our staff have an enhanced DBS check, this is our way of ensuring quality and safety in our team. All our staff are also paediatric first aid trained and fully aware of the correct action to take in an emergency. We understand that safety is your primary concern – it is ours too.

My child has special educational needs, can they still attend?

Yes, we are happy to discuss any specific requirements you might have regarding SENDCo for your child, working to provide the best possible experience for your little one. We follow the layout of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), a government approved structure for the development and learning of all children aged newborn to five years. Along these lines, we deliver a full range of activities for your little ones, aimed at boosting their communication and aiding them in new discoveries daily. 


Welcome Nurseries@ The Essex Golf and Country Club has been amazing for both of my children for the last four years. The refurb is excellent and makes for a warm and welcoming environment.  All of the staff are very supportive, understanding and encouraging to the children.  Personally, for me they have been a godsend as their knowledge of learning difficulties has meant I felt supported as well.  They have always been there for our family and we cannot thank them enough!


Both my girls are very happy. The staff are amazing, kind and caring. Welcome Nurseries@ The Essex Golf and Country Club is very flexible, if I need to swap a day or add extra days, it’s never any problem. I know my girls are in safe hands and I can go to work with no worries! It has recently been refurbished and looks amazing! I highly recommend the nursery to anyone! Happy staff, happy children, happy parents.


Fabulous caring environment! My son has flourished here. The staff are welcoming and caring and he now runs to the door to start his day. He has built many relationships with the staff and I couldn’t be happier knowing he is loved and supported while I am at work.


I’ve had two daughters here and the staff there are incredible, caring and personal.  My two love and adore each one and this nursery will always hold a place in all of our hearts. It’s looking absolutely amazing after the re-furbishment and is definitely worth checking out!


Lovely day nursery and the staff are so helpful and caring, they help to make parents feel comfortable leaving there bundles of joy.


The staff there have been great and friendly and my girls have done lots of activities that they’ve really loved!


Very caring, approachable and friendly nursery! My youngest daughter has many dietary and skin allergies and they accommodate all, with regular updates and care and attention. The staff are very flexible and approachable. I rely heavily on the childcare they provide and they always support and accommodate the childcare I require. They will happily swap days without a problem, they also accommodate shift workers, by providing a choice of morning, afternoon or day slots.


There is nowhere else I would place my one year old. He started this week and he absolutely loves his new nursery family!

Staff are fantastic and they have real bonds with the children which makes the children feel very settled and happy! The newly refurbished nursery looks absolutely beautiful and the garden has had a wonderful make over! Security has been much improved with a new entrance gateway and video doorbell.


The staff are amazing and the manager is fabulous. The nursery help me out last minute for shift changes or appointments and they are very flexible and they even supported me by looking after my two bigger ones when having my youngest in hospital. I definitely recommend this nursery to anyone. The facilities and equipment for the children are brilliant, and the staff understand every child. You can see that they love what they do! Very friendly happy place!


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