Higher Folds 2 Year Olds Nursery and Pre-School

The Nursery is fully equipped for the education of 2, 3 and 4-year-olds and has excellent free-flow indoor and outdoor facilities for children to learn and play.

Higher Folds Community Centre and Nursery logo with a rainbow over a blue sky, with white clouds and a yellow sun. Below is the text "Higher Folds community centre and nursery" in purple.

Higher Folds 2 Year Olds Nursery and Pre-school opened in April 2014 in Higher Folds Community Centre and we are an established nursery that plays an important and key role in the early years education of local children. It is the only 2-year-old funded nursery in the area.

In December 2017 the Nursery was inspected by Ofsted and received a 'Good' rating.  To maintain this and continually improve we always strive to be outstanding in the activities and facilities we offer children and parents.

To introduce new ideas and continue the success of the Nursery we have an excellent working relationship with Wigan Council Early Years team and other local nurseries who we always share good practice with. 

The Nursery is an open plan room with accessible toilets for the children. The Community Centre and Nursery are fully accessible for children, parents and carers with a ramp on entry, wide entrance doorways and disabled toilet facilities.

The Nursery session times are:

Mornings 9:00am-12:00pm

Afternoons 12:30pm-3:30pm

Full days 9:30am-3:30pm 

There is a maximum capacity of 28 children who may attend the Nursery at any one time.

The nursery employs six members of staff and volunteers also support the children. The Nursery Manager is qualified to level 4 Management and Leadership. The Pre-school Deputy currently has a level 3, one practitioner has recently completed leadership and management training. We also have one practitioner level 3 and one with level 2 Childcare training and a trainee level 1.

The Manager and Deputy are also currently working towards their level 5 in Childcare.

Who to Contact

Contact Name
Karen Wilcock
Contact Position
01942 674548 01942 674548
Higher Folds Website
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We also have a Facebook page that we use regularly to update parents/carers on information, photos and what their child has been doing.

Where To Go

Higher Folds 2 Year Olds Nursery and Pre-School
Higher Folds Community Centre
Stirling Close
Higher Folds
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£15.00  Per Half Day

£6.00 per swimming session when your child turns 3 and is allocated a place.

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access
Ramps on entry, wide electric doors and disabled toilets in the foyer.

Childcare Information


Has immediate vacancies
Very limited places available. Please ensure your child's name goes on our waiting list to ensure a secure place at the setting.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 9:00am 3:30pm
Internet Connection
Kitchen facilities
Free parking
Disabled access
Healthy Eating
Baby changing facilities
Disabled toilets
Outdoor Playspace
When is childcare available?
Term time only

School Pickups

Does not offer school pickups

Ofsted Information

Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 


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