Our Nursery is situated in the quiet village of Great Orton just five miles west of Carlisle city centre.

Come and have a trial session and join our rich learning environment

  • small family grouping
  • quality provision for children from their second birthday and funded places for 3 and 4 year olds
  • stimulating outdoor area
  • Highly qualified early years practitioners
  • high child adult ratios

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 9.00 -12.-30
  • Tuesday: 9.00 - 3.15
  • Wednesday: 9.00 - 12.30
  • Thursday: 9.00 - 3.15* (based on demand)
  • Friday: 9.00 - 12.30

Lunchtime 12.00 - 12.30 (Healthy school lunches available - cooked on the premises.)

Our setting aims to:

  • provide high quality care and education for children aged 2 to 5 years;
  • ensure children are valued as individuals in a happy, friendly and caring environment;
  • work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
  • add to the life and well-being of the local community; and
  • offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.

We aim to ensure that each child:

  • is in a safe and stimulating environment;
  • is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children.
  • has the chance to share with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together;
  • is helped to take work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals at an individual pace by building on existing skills and knowledge;
  • has a personal key person

Our children say Great Orton Nursery is:

  • “really, really, really exciting and fun … sort of like playing so there’s loads of toys to play with.”
  • “sand and water and making stuff, do some drawing and dressing up. It means ‘wow’, ‘amazing’.”