Charlie has settled in well to going to two full days. Communication between key worker and home has been excellent. Laura has aided in the transition and always eases him in making him feel comfortable and secure. Tapestry works very well and updates are regular and informative. We are very happy with the care provided here.

We cant say thank you enough for how well you all looked after Eleanor in the 3 years she has been with you. She loves coming to nursery and has learnt loads – you’ve even got her eating more variety! We often get told ‘Nursery says’ and she’s still singing ‘You’ve got a friend in me’ with all the actions. She’ll be back before and after school for more fun. Thank you.

Sarah and Ross Huffen

Thank you for all the amazing activities and learning experiences you have provided for poppy over her time with you. She has thoroughly enjoyed every moment and will take away lots of fabulous memories.

Natalie and Mare Rogers – and Poppy

Thank you so much for looking after Thomas for the last 2 years. He has enjoyed every room he’s been in and has always come home with a smile. He will miss coming to you every week.

Thomas, Susan and Craig

We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for Violet. She has been here since she was 8 months old and wouldn’t be the bright, confident and bouncy girl she is today without your love and support.

Kirsty, Ian and Violet

The boys have always been very happy at Alphabet House and the staff have always been supportive, professional and a great testament to the nursery.

Claire Maddison and Tom Griffiths

Thank you all for the hard work, help and support given to Francesca. It’s been fantastic to watch her grow and develop over the last 3 years.

A massive thank you. You all go above and beyond and we know both our boys have been given a great start.

Thank you for all the effort and input you’ve given to Elias. He’s developed so much and the fact that he is so ready for school, shows your love, care and commitment. We really appreciate all your efforts.

Rayna and Chloe are so lovely and have made both of my boy’s time at Alphabet House extra special. Well done both you of you!

Beeston Alphabet House

Our Beeston nursery, on Chilwell Road, is our longest established site and prides itself on providing a friendly, welcoming environment for children. It is a small nursery situated in the centre of Beeston, with the tram and buses running right outside the door. The nursery provides a friendly, home-from-home environment, supported by thoughtful, caring and mature staff who all have extensive childcare experience.

We cater to three different age groups up to pre-school. We have an outside play area with a wealth of equipment. Due to our location, we make lots of use of the facilities around us with trips to the library, park and shops, and journeys on the bus and trams.

We are thrilled to be able to offer Forest School sessions, using the huge garden next door to nursery. We are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

We are OFSTED registered and our latest inspection which rated us as Good is available here

Additional activities we offer are:

  • Yoga with Mama Baby Bliss
  • French classes with Jaqueline
  • Music and movement with Lauren
  • Forest Schools with Paul

Contact Details

Paula Bettridge
Nursery Manager
10 Chilwell Road, Beeston
Nottingham NG9 1EJ
0115 943 6220

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Take a look around our nursery

Staff at Beeston

Our staff at nursery are dedicated to providing a happy and safe environment for all the children. All our staff are carefully chosen not only for their experience and qualifications but also for their professional knowledge and to show commitment and empathy to children in their care.

Many have been with us for several years and so not only offer continuity for your child, but are also more mature and have extensive childcare experience as well. In each room the required amount of qualified nursery nurses are supplemented by trainee nursery nurses. All staff to child ratios are always met and often exceeded.

Staff, where possible remain constant, operating a ‘Key Worker’ system. This is when each child is allocated to a member of staff to provide a link between the parents and child. They will be largely responsible for settling them into nursery, their day to day care and communicating with the parents about their child’s development. This enables the member of staff to develop close relationships with children in their care.

At Alphabet House we are constantly developing, and this largely includes our staff.  Training is very important to us and we offer in-house such as First Aid and Food Hygiene courses and external training, for example specific Baby age group, Language, SEN courses. We support many of our staff to further their knowledge and skills through training and by adding to their qualifications and skill set.

Paula Bettridge - Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Paula and I am the manager at Alphabet House Day Nursery in Beeston.

I have worked in childcare for 20 years and began my career as a childminder to fit around my own children. I then enrolled at college and started my NVQ and now have a Level 4 in Leadership and Management. I have worked at various settings gaining lots of experience and have previously managed the other three Alphabet House settings too.

I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Alphabet House team.

I have a passion to be part of a child’s life, helping them to develop and nurture through those very important Early Years, by aiming to provide a safe and happy environment for them to grow.