Here’s what Ofsted had to say from our most recent inspection (April 2019) at Gelston Manor

  • The highly ambitious managers lead a strong, loyal and dedicated team of staff
  • Children are happy as they freely explore and investigate in this highly enabling environment. They are supported to become inquisitive, confident learners
  • Babies and toddlers enjoy an abundance of sensory experiences
  • Children of all ages are wonderfully inquisitive as they develop a sense of the world around them
  • Children have wonderful opportunities to learn about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Children have ample opportunities for fresh air and exercise as they access the well-resourced outdoor area on a daily basis, regardless of the weather
  • Children thrive in this wholly inclusive environment


In April 2018 Gelston enrolled onto the “Curiosity Approach” accreditation. This 12 month programme will fully embed the Curiosity Approach into our provision. For more information on this amazing concept please visit: Parents… please keep your eyes peeled for the latest notifications and newsletters… we’ll update you on our progress every step of the way!
Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards 2024- Wednesday 27th March 2024
Manor Day Nurseries are over the moon and immensely proud of our very own Emily for winning the prestigious award of Intermediate Apprentice of the Year 2024 at the Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards!
A huge well done on a fantastic achievement, Emily. As many of you will know, Emily was a very deserving winner of this award and we are so happy that her hard work has been further acknowledged.
I hope you can all join us in sharing Emily’s success!
Well done Emily!🏆
A huge thank you to Runshaw College for their fantastic course that Emily has been undertaking to achieve her Level 2 in childcare and for the continued support.