Nature Nurseries

At all our nature nurseries we believe that children's happiness comes first. That's why we provide an environment that is fun and exciting, but safe, caring and supportive too.

Close and convenient

We have nature nurseries running in three separate settings across the Island. At each of them we give all the children the chance to play and learn through a host of fun activities. As part of that, our teams will work closely with the children they look after, and we make sure that every child's time with us is recorded in their own 'Learning Journey'. It's all part of the way we ensure that every child is given the individual attention they need.

We also make use of all the other superb facilities which The Children's Centre has to offer. That includes the Community Farm, where we can teach children about animals and life in the countryside, and the MOBEX outdoor activity team, where older children can take part in a range of exciting outdoor pursuits.

The focus for all the children, whatever their age, is on developing confidence and independence.

Details of our nurseries are as follows: 

Douglas Early Years Provision

Woodbourne Road Nursery

The Over Two Nursery is a welcoming, learning-rich environment, spread over two floors in our lovely old house. We have fantastic play spaces, including the outdoors, which the children thrive on. We make the most of opportunities to go on trips near and far, using our minibuses, taking activities out with us for the children to enjoy.

Laxey Early Years Provision

Laxey Glen Nursery  

Our childcare provision in Laxey offers an exciting new nature nursery located in the beautiful Laxey Glen, learning about the world we live in, through play, exploration and challenge. The surroundings of the Pavilion and the wider environment of Laxey lend themselves to fabulous opportunities to enjoy outdoor learning. This operates from 8.00am to 6.00pm daily, offering 21 childcare places.

 For enquiries regarding any of our Nature Nurseries please contact us on


The Children's Centre Day Care Application Form

Douglas fees

Laxey fees


EPA (Employed Persons Allowance) Information 

Please note
1. Fees are payable one month in advance (for example end of January for February sessions), or if paying by direct debit, at the end of the month.

2. We offer 'sibling discounts' of 10% off the price per session of your eldest child attending Nursery Nursery, After School or Holiday Club.

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