Little Ripley Day Nurseries

We are committed to providing a happy, safe, and caring environment in which children can thrive.

Our experienced team have an excellent knowledge of how children learn through play and The Early Years Curriculum is incorporated into all of our games and activities, so children learn without feeling under pressure.

Whatever their age, our priority is always to make sure that every child enjoys a happy and fun-filled day whilst helping them reach their full potential.
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All Little Ripley Nurseries have secure entry systems. Entrance is only accessed by an intercom system which allows the nursery to monitor visitors before entering the setting and keeps the children safe throughout the day.

Behaviour Policy

We believe that children need to have set boundaries of behaviour for their own safety and the safety of others. Within our nurseries we aim to set these boundaries in a way which helps the child to develop an understanding of how their behaviour affects those around them.


Little Ripley Day Nurseries caters specifically to the needs of every child. A tracking and monitoring programme is in place so that the progress of every child is monitored, that each child is meeting his or her personal targets and, where this isn’t the case, intervention strategies can be implemented.

Additional learning support is provided for all children with special educational needs, for children who are more able and children who speak English as an additional language.


Our fees are payable one month in advance by standing order, cheque or cash. We also accept Tax Free Childcare and all childcare voucher schemes.

Equal Opportunities

We respect each person’s individuality and operate an equal opportunity policy including anti-discriminatory practise; every child is included and supported.

Our Team

We are proud of our staff teams who are qualified, enthusiastic and have a depth of experience. We also have a commitment to supporting professional development.
Little Ripley Day Nurseries

Meet The Family

Consistent high-quality care is maintained throughout our nurseries by our reliable, qualified staff. Our nurseries have the benefit of a team of support staff, including a cook, gardeners, and site managers, allowing nursery staff to concentrate on the care of the children.

Each nursery is overseen by a Manager and Deputy who co-ordinate and oversee the day-to-day running and routines. Please take a look at our nurseries locations page to meet our Managers and take a closer look at the fantastic resources we have to offer.

Tom Oakey

Company Director

Ruth Appleby

Company Director

Jenny Appleby

Company Director

Sarah Cox

Company Director

Kay Heap

Teaching & Learning Co-Ordinator

Jan Sadler

Accounts Manager

Jayne Lucas

Head Of Administration

Vanessa Cole

Area Co-ordinator