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Welcome to Little Darwins Nursery


At Little Darwins Day Nursery we aim to provide excellence in childcare facilities for children from 3 months old through to school transition. We achieve this by providing a safe and stimulating environment where children are set off on a journey of discovery that secures inquisitive learning, building friendships and developing a healthy self-esteem.

We plan an Early Years curriculum that is broad and balanced ensuring children are challenged and supported through every step of their learning experiences. By working closely with the school, the learning path is fully integrated with the over 5’s curriculum ensuring progression to school is seamless.  

We encourage emotional security for your child through a ‘key worker’ system ensuring your child always feels secure during personal times such as feeding, sleeping and changing.   It also ensures your child will have the emotional support they need to develop and grow in their learning.

We understand that selecting a nursery for your child will be one of the most emotional decisions you have to make as parents.  We know you will want peace of mind and assurance that your child is happy, socialising, learning and discovering during their time at nursery.  By working closely with you to personalise your child’s journey with us you can be assured your child will thrive and develop to their full potential here at Little Darwins.

Little Darwins Nursery

Main Road - Rettendon - Chelmsford - CM3 8DW

Tel: 01268 769599


Term Dates 2016 - 2017

Term Dates 2017 - 2018

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Latest Diary Events

World Photo Day19Aug2017

World Photo Day

Summer Bank Holiday28Aug2017

Summer Bank Holiday

Food Tasting31Aug2017

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Little Darwins

Please come along to try some of our delicious new food which is supplied by The Professional Nursery Kitchen. Pleae let us know you would like to come by emailing We hope to see you there.

Term time children return to Nursery for the Autumn term04Sep2017

7:00 am - 7:00 pm @ Nursery

We welcome back to Nursery all of our Term time children, we hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday.

Free Early Education Entitlement Parent Agreement Forms08Sep2017

Please ensure all 2, 3 and 4 year old funding forms are returned to the office by today to ensure you are allocated Autumn Term funded hours

Calendars page(s): Diary >>

Buy a Brick Fundraiser

We are raising funds for a play loft and sensory room

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Latest Newsletters

  • 30 Mar 2017
    March 2017

    Please read our newsletter which contains important information about 30 hours and much more



Posted: Sep 21, 2016 by: Sharon Marsh (smarsh) on: Nursery Blog

This term the children are spending time with a qualified yoga teacher. The aim is for them to further develop their physical strength, body awareness and positive well-being. The children and practitioners are all finding benefit and enjoyment from working with Rachel. Please feel free to talk to the practitioners about your child and their yoga experiences.

You can also contact Rachel at