Guilden Sutton Private Day Nursery

AV Wilding Estates, Guilden Sutton Lane, Chester CH3 7EX

Guilden Sutton Day Nursery is set in a beautiful rural village in Chester and provides warm and loving care for children.

All staff are caring and approachable and put the needs of children at the heart of everything they do.

There are three age specific rooms: one for babies, one for toddlers and one for pre-school aged children all containing different and exciting resources to ensure children play through exciting experiences.

The nursery works with parents to provide childcare to suit the family, supporting all the child's needs during their day at Guilden Sutton Private Day Nursery. It is extremely flexible and is able to accommodate shift patterns and term time only contracts.

The nursery is based in Guilden Sutton, a beautiful rural village close to all major motor way networks including A41, A55, M53 and within easy access to Chester City centre.

Badgers Out of School Clubs are also available in Mickle Trafford Primary School, Cherry Grove Primary School with holiday clubs based in Christleton and Airbus in Broughton.

Owner: Guilden Sutton Day Nursery

Person in charge: Lesley Stone and Pat Mitchell (Owners)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Number of Staff: 30

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 54

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £43 per day (0-3yrs), £38 per day (3-4yrs). Special rates for teacher, shift workers and discounts for MDNS, HBOS, Airbus and NHS Employees


Once on Guilden Sutton Lane please turn right at the hair dressers and follow the road round to the site.


An open door policy however if you would like to arrange to meet with the manager please call to ensure she is available.


Plenty of parking is available onsite for your convenience.


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Cat Hirst

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2009


Cat is our manager who also over sees a school and holiday club. She has 6 years experience working within us and has just graduated from Chester University to become our nursery’s Early Years Professional. Cat lives in Chester with her husband Nick and has a Chuhuahua called Gizmo.


Dawn Steaton

Job Title: Middle Room Supervisor

Joined: 2012


Dawn is the supervisor of our middle room and has been working with us for 3 years. She is level 3 qualified in child care and holds many qualifications in care for the elderly which she did for 10 years prior to working with us. Dawn lives with her husband Duncan and her daughter Amy.


Heather Hughes

Job Title: Baby Room Supervisor

Joined: 2003


Heather has worked at our nursery for over 12 years and is our baby room supervisor. She is Level 3 qualified and loves spending time outdoors going rambling, cycling and taking part in Zumba and Sanjuro. Heather loves to travel the world with her partner Keith and is a keen cook.


Gill Ingram

Job Title: Top Room Supervisor

Joined: 2007


Gill has worked with us for 8 years and has worked with children for 20 years. She is a level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse who is the supervisor in our top room. Gill lives in Great Sutton with her husband Dave and two grown up daughters. When Gill grows up she wants to be an Air Hostess.


Kirsty Duerden

Job Title: Middle Room Supervisor

Joined: 2008


Kirsty has been a part of the nursery team for 7 years and is also a supervisor for our middle room. She is level 3 qualified and in her spare time she works as a support worker for a family with two children. Kirsty has recently moved in with her partner Keiron and loves socialising and going out.


Amy Steaton

Job Title: Out of School Club Supervisor

Joined: 2014


Amy has recently returned to our team after working in childcare abroad. She holds NVQ Level 3 and has 5 years experince working with children. Amy is a Scout Leader and lives with her mum Dawn, dad Duncan and Spud the cat.


Charlotte Williams

Job Title: Pre School Co-Ordinator

Joined: 2014


Charlotte joined our team in September after finishing a Degree in Early Childhood at Chester University. She is now working towards her masters. Charlotte loves activities which are messy and lots of fun!