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Higher Folds 2 Year Olds Nursery and Pre-School

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 year’s education of local children.  It is the only 2 year olds funded nursery in the area.

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.

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 9.00-12.00, afternoon sessions 12.30-3.30 and full days 9.30-3.30. 

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 doing their level 5 in Childcare.


If you would like to know more about the Nursery or to arrange a visit please ring 01942 674548 or e-mail


You can also visit our website or find us on Facebook Higher Folds 2 Year Olds Nursery and Pre-School.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Wilcock
Contact Position
01942 674548

We also have a facebook page and a link on the community centre web page that we use regularly to update parents/carers to information/photos and an update on what their child has been doing.

Where to go

Higher Folds

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£15.00 Per Half Day

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

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

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

Childcare Information


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.

Free Childcare

3/4 year olds
2 year olds

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 9.00 3.30
Other Availability
Sessions are staggered to suit session times wanted. Morning sessions are run 9.00-12.00 Afternoon sessions are run 12.30-3.30pm and full days are 9.30-3.30pm
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

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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