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1 October 2020

Did you know there are many uses for playdough? It helps to develop our fine motor skills as well as our hand-eye coordination. It's calming for children and encourages creativity as well as social skills and it can also be used to support and promote both literacy and mathematical skills.

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21 August 2020

What A Busy Week!

What a busy week we have had! We have been so busy we cannot believe that it is Friday already. Have a little look at some of the fun activities we have done within nursery this week.

10 July 2020

Teddy Bears' Picnic!

Today's the day The Abbey had a picnic!

We have enjoyed lots of lovely activities today with a few special teddies that have joined us for the occasion!

6 February 2020

What's the Time Mr Wolf?

It was so lovely to stand back and watch a small group of children initiate their own play today. Growing up, everyone LOVED "What's the time Mr Wolf", and to see it instilled in the children is wonderful. Take a look at our video below...

2 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Everyone at The Abbey would like to wish you all an amazing 2020!

3 December 2019

Christmas Is Coming!

When we opened up the nursery this week found that The Abbey has been visited by the Christmas Elves!

1 November 2019

Happy Halloween!

We have had a fantastic week so far this week for Halloween here at The Abbey.  We have seen some amazing costumes and pumkins so far and we still have more fun to come...


24 September 2019

Vote for Leanne!

We are very proud to announce that Leanne, our wonderful manager at Evolution Childcare @ The Stables has been shortlisted for the National Nursery Recognition Awards, for the category of Personality Of The Year!

These prestigous National Awards give recognition to the best nurseries and nursery staff across the UK. The finalists were decided by an independent panel of judges, but the winners are decided by YOU!

23 August 2019

It's Friday!

Who is ready for the long weekend in the sunshine?

We have had a fabulous few weeks here at nursery, and here are the photos to prove that!

18 June 2019

What Our Parents Say

We thought it would be nice to share what our Parents and Caregivers say about us here at The Abbey...

10 June 2019

Evolution Childcare Grand Opening in China!

We are so excited about our new Evolution Childcare nursery opening in Hangzhou in China.

23 May 2019

Tot-0WL-y amazing!

This morning we had a special visit from the Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve and Wildlife Hospital.

We got to see some amazing owls, Shimba, Otis, Titch and Chocolate!

14 May 2019

New Nursery in Padgate Opening in September!

We are very excited to announce that Blackbrook, our new nursery in Padgate will be opening in September!

18 April 2019

Happy Easter!

All the rooms have been taking part in a variety of Easter activities this week and the nursery has been full of fun, joy and laughter.

It has been fun to watch the children hunt high and low for their eggs on our Easter egg hunt. It was such a simple way to introduce prepositions into play to help develop the childrens' knowledge and understanding further.

15 March 2019

Comic Relief 2019

It's Red Nose Day and we have been having lots of Comic Relief run here at The Abbey.

26 February 2019

Adventures Down Memory Lane

Watch this space, something very special is coming soon!

Evolution Childcare's multi-talented owner, Sue Jones has written a lovely series of educational story books, beautifully illustrated by Sue's childhood friend Emma Bryan.

13 February 2019

A Day Of Fun!

We had alot of fun today at The Abbey!

10 January 2019

A Dress Up Science Kind Of Day!

What's better than a dress up day?

A dress up AND science day!

That's exactly what we have all been enjoying today here in The Abbey's Reception Room.

1 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all from the Evolution Childcare Family!

What a year 2018 proved to be! We have lots of exciting things to look forward to in 2019 and we can't wait to get started...


6 December 2018

When The Alpacas Came To Visit

What an amazing day we have had today at The Abbey!

Christmas came early today when we were all treated to a visit by Cheshire Alpacas!

9 November 2018

Lest We Forget

We have had a busy and fun packed week here at The Abbey and we have finished the week off by wearing red to honour our brave soldiers past, present and future.

#evolutionchildcare #rememberancesunday #knowledgeoftheworld

31 October 2018

Did Someone Say Halloween?

Happy Halloween from us all at The Abbey!

Come and see the fun we are having today with all of our spooky friends. We even had a Spoooky Lunch of wriggly worms and eyeballs!

We have also decided on the winner of our pumpkin carving competition... drum roll please...

28 September 2018

The Police Come To Visit

Today we had a special visitor come and see us at nursery!

We had a police woman come and speak to us about the work she does and how she helps us, we even got to role play in her uniform and some of the equipment she uses.

23 August 2018

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Amazing offers for both new & existing parents!

6 July 2018

Our New Garden

We have been very busy this week enhancing our outdoor area and it looks AMAZING!!!!!

8 June 2018

Happy Friday!

Well we have had a busy week here at The Abbey!

We are finishing it off with a party tea for the Queen's Birthday. We have made her some special cards which we will be posting.

10 January 2018

A Science Class For Reception!

Today the Reception children participated in their first Science activity! 

24 November 2017

It's Friday!

Well the weekend is here and what fun we have had at The Abbey this week!

26 September 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Monday 2nd October we are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you are free at any time between 9:30am and 11am, feel free to come along with your family and friends for a coffee and a cake, or perhaps some tea and biscuits! It's also a great way for parents to get to know one another.


15 June 2017

Den Making

Today the children helped raise money for Save The Children by making their own dens.

9 May 2017

A Boy Like Ted


the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure:
"they have been selected for inclusion in the scheme"

30 April 2017

Congratulations Shadsworth!

Congratulations and good luck to Sarah and the Team at Shadsworth Business Park – they have been shortlisted for The Newcomer Award at the 2017 Hive Awards!

18 April 2017

Happy Easter!

We hope you all had a lovely Easter!

Here are a few pictures to show you all the fun we had at nursery...

17 March 2017

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Today the children have had lots of fun, exploring green messy play and getting creative by decorating their very own shamrock. 

2 March 2017

Pancakes & Books!

This week we have been very busy celebrating!

First we had pancake day on Tuesday, yummy pancakes with a variety of toppings...

4 January 2017

National Spaghetti Day!

Who knew there was a National Spaghetti Day?!

10 December 2016

A Very Big Thank You!

A huge thank you to all the children parents and staff for making The Abbey's first Christmas carol concert as special as it was! 

7 December 2016

Frozen Fun!

This morning the Early Learner children have been exploring ice and using their investigation and fine motor skills to free the toys that Elsa had frozen!

28 November 2016

A Very Special Delivery!

A very special delivery has arrived at The Abbey today!

19 October 2016

Spooky Spiders!

Today the Early Learner children have been getting creative in preparation for Halloween and making their own spooky spiders to decorate their room.

7 September 2016

Painting & Exploring

The Babies and Toddlers have had a great time today creating marks with paint and exploring texture.

27 July 2016

Animals Take Over

Today the children had great fun meeting lots of different animals.

We shared the new experience as a whole nursery and were able to hold and feel lots of different animals, learning what they like to eat and where they come from.

26 July 2016

Spaces Now Available!

We are now open and have spaces available! Come and visit us to see Evolution Childcare's wonderful new setting in Weaverham, Northwich.

10 June 2016

Open Day!

We are having an open day on Saturday 18th June.

14 January 2016

The Abbey’s New Manager

The phone rings and its Kerry our Group Manager on the line:

“Emma I need to arrange a meeting with you, are you free Friday morning?”

“Of course” I say, “is everything okay?”

“Yep everything’s fine we will discuss it Friday.”

After our quick phone call my stomach begins to somersault what does she need to talk to me for? A million thoughts rush through my head.