In these difficult times a quick hello from our family to yours.  Stay safe...

Welcome to Watermead Day Nursery and Pre-School


7.45am - 6pm

Outside hours can be arranged

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We would love you to come and see our nursery.  To book a visit simply complete the details below or call us on 01509 239205 and one of our friendly staff will book you in.



"As a mother of two young children, who are both Watermead children, I understand the needs of parents looking, not just for child care, but for something extra special...a place where their children will be happy, nurtured and cared for from the moment they arrive.  That's what i'm extremely proud to offer at Watermead”

Sarah Allen


Some of our partners

Landscaping and outdoor development completed by N R Landscapes.

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Bespoke carpentry and handmade furniture supplied by Dean Pymm throughout the nursery


Selected photos and videos supplied by ZigZag photography.


Maintenance, landscaping, innovative design and development performed by Mr B

Accredited Training Provider

Nursery News

During these difficult times Watermead Nursery has not stood still in its mission to provide the best childcare for both our returning children and new attendees.  Throughout the initial lockdown we continued to stay open for provision of childcare for our outstanding key workers, but we have not stood still in developing both settings to keep Watermead at the top of the nursery tree.  Rooms have been repainted and redeveloped, gardens have been cleared and replanted and the lodge has been further developed with a covered terrace and privacy barrier.  The cloak room at Brook Farm House has been redesigned and enlarged and a bespoke, permanent pool cover has been installed to provide even more outside space for our children to enjoy!  

Visit the gallery for more pictures of redeveloped rooms across the settings and the development page, It's all about the children, for news and updates of exciting development projects ongoing and in the pipeline!  We never think of Watermead Day Nursery and Pre-school as the finished article.  There's always ways to improve the experience we offer children under our care.  After all it is all about the children!


We are, once again, OFSTED Outstanding

Read our new report here!

As parents ourselves, we have high expectations when it comes to professional childcare.  This is reflected in the attention to detail we have taken in developing and nurturing Watermead Day Nursery from its conception over 14 years ago, into an Ofsted OUTSTANDING setting, and something feedback confirms. 


Watermead offers unquestionably the best childcare for babies (0 Years) through to pre-school (5 years) to the residents of Loughborough and beyond.  It is also  the only setting in the region inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of childcare.  Key to this philosophy is the understanding of the important roles imagination and discovery play in early childhood learning.

Watermead offers a secure, safe environment, across two adjacent settings situated on a quiet residential street.  Both settings are protected by CCTV in every room and access to both sites is restricted by a bio-metric finger print entry system – The only one employed by a nursery within the region.

Children in our care can develop skills and experience activities that will have a direct impact on their future.  They can experience the great outdoors through our Forest School, learn to play sports with our resident physical education coach, be stimulated in Kimble’s Music and Movement classes and even develop their artistic skills through use of one of our two dedicated ateliers (art rooms).  Everything we do is there to provide a stimulus rich environment where little minds can grow and we are constantly introducing and developing new ways of doing this based on feedback from the curriculum, parents and the children too.

Parental input is a particularly big focus for us. Over the years this has helped to shape the nursery and the care provided through regular parental sessions and community involvement.  After all, a parent has the best idea of how to care for their children, and we want to make the child’s experience as enjoyable, and memorable, as possible whilst with us – like it would be at home.


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Tel: 01509 239205



2 Watermead Lane



LE11 3TN