Cheltenham Facilities

Our Cheltenham day nursery is set over three floors in a light and elegant heritage property conveniently located in the Regency town. Within a secure and happy environment, children have the opportunity to explore and develop through creative play under the guidance of our highly trained and caring teams. Every child is assigned a Key Person; these nurturing, consistent and special relationships allow every single child to flourish while at Elephant Moon.

All our rooms are designed to appeal to a wide range of interests and experiences. Child-level, age-appropriate equipment allows children to make choices and gain a sense of independence. Each of our happy, sociable environments is

an important stepping stone where children can learn among friends, develop new interests and skills and have fun. For more about the Cheltenham Day Nursery click here

Children move through the rooms based on development rather than age in the following stages:

The Baby Suite (from 3 months*)

Ratio: 1 staff member to 3 babies

Our well-equipped baby suite is a warm, happy and nurturing space for our youngest children during their precious formative months. Within an intimate and restful environment, babies have the opportunity for stimulation and development through planned activities and age-appropriate equipment.

In our dedicated sleep room, babies relax and slumber in their own cots and bedding. We aim to provide complete peace of mind for parents: babies are continuously monitored by caring, professional staff who ensure comfort and safety at all times.

The Tweenie Room (from 18 months*)

Ratio: 1 staff member to 3 children

Our Tweenie Room is a cheerful, spacious environment full of potential and discovery for children of up to two years. The appealing equipment and introduction to a structured day are designed to reflect the evolving needs and interests of children in this age group.

A cosy area provides a place where children can relax and enjoy stories and songs with their friends. In other parts of the room, different areas facilitate learning through creative play. Inspiration and sensory experience comes alive in the messy corner; in the role-play area children test their imaginations and explore ideas while the construction area develops good co-ordination through fun and satisfying activities.

The Toddler Room (from 2 years*)

Ratio: 1 staff member to 4 children

As toddlers, children continue their exciting journey of discovery while developing a growing sense of independence. Our Toddler Room is designed with this in mind, its walls adorned with evidence of the children’s achievements and interests. It has its own easily accessible sink and provides plenty of ways for children to enhance their growing skills and perception of the world.

Valuable communication skills and positive sense of self-esteem are developed through activities such as daily circle time, when the children sit and share their own experiences and ideas. Our toddler area features appealing sensory and creative zones that invite curious minds to investigate and explore. Throughout a structured and stimulating day, toddlers explore creatively through activities including sand-and-water play, storytelling, music and movement, puzzles and painting.

Pre-school (from 3 years*)

Ratio: Ratio: 1 staff member to 8 children

Our Pre-school environment prepares children for school through a more structured routine. Within our lovely, well proportioned Pre-school Room with easily accessible toilets, children start to increase their concentration skills and learn to work in small groups.

The room provides children with the facilities to develop their confidence and decision-making skills while establishing and building relationships. During child-led circle times, children are encouraged to share their learning and experience with their friends. As well as instilling the children with a sense of pride, these activities enhance their personal and social development.

At this stage we focus further on the seven areas of learning. These are: physical development; personal; social and emotional development, communication and language; literacy, expressive arts and designs; understanding of the world and mathematics. These all serve to prepare our children for the next step in their learning experience once they leave Elephant Moon.

* as a guideline only

If you have any questions we’d be happy to answer them.

Please contact the Cheltenham Day Nursery on 01242 577779

As a first time mum I was feeling particularly anxious about sending my baby to nursey. I was recommended elephant moon by two sets of friends and I am so pleased that they did. They were absolutely great with me and my son. Always happy to talk me through anything I was worrying about before he started, they really made me feel relaxed and comfortable. My son loves going there for as well, he gets so much out of it and everyone is always so welcoming and friendly. I couldn't recommend highly enough

Carly Wheeler

Elephant Moon is a wonderful nursery for our little boy - he absolutely loves his days there, and it's great being sent photos and updates to let us know what he's up to. The team are caring, genuine, flexible and it is obvious that our son loves them! We couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you all!

Dom & Zoe Brown

Really fantastic nursery! Our daughter joined one year ago and she loves it. She’s developed so much since she started thanks to all of the wonderful practitioners. Different activities every day, really varied food menu and great communication. Can highly recommend!

Sophie Longley

I can't recommend Elephant Moon Nursery highly enough. They have cared for all three of my children with genuine affection, patience and care. All three left Elephant Moon feeling more than ready to embark on school and their teachers have commented on how well prepared they have been with regards their independence and knowledge (e.g. phonics, numbers and shapes), much of that is thanks to their time spent at Elephant Moon. Amanda is always flexible, accommodating and striving to keep the setting open come rain, shine, Covid or snow! During the time our children attended the setting, the team at Elephant Moon were like the helpful, reliable, family member we needed and we miss them all hugely!

Laura F

Fab nursery. I have been using Elephant Moon since 2014 and can't rate it highly enough. My eldest son transitioned into school so easily and my youngest, who still attends EM loves it. He even asks at weekends if he can go to nursery today!!!! The staff and management are all so lovely and approachable and the communication is brilliant!

Annabelle Wilkinson

Absolutely wonderful nursery. My daughter joined Jul 2020 after her previous setting closed due to covid and the team were wonderful, they really helped her settle during what was a difficult time and my daughter really thrived there. Cannot recommend enough. She's now in school but still talks about Elephant Moon!

Kara Willetts

I would highly recommend Elephant Moon nursery. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. They are very responsive to emails and calls so I can always get the guidance I need as a first time mum. My son loves it there. They do all the messy activities that I don’t find the time to do myself which I really appreciate. I love the daily updates I get and photos about what he is up to. Thank you for all your support.

Mel Durrant

I have two children who have attended Elephant Moon and I can’t have asked for more from a nursery setting. I have always been given detailed information about their activities every day - both through Tapestry and a daily diary - and all members of staff have been totally respectful of maintaining my children’s routine. I’ve been particularly impressed by the fact that both the staff who oversee the various rooms and the management are incredibly knowledgeable about every individual child which implies a real involvement in the children’s care. Most importantly, both of my children are happy, settled and confident and have developed innumerable social and academic skills thanks to their attendance at this setting. I can’t recommend Elephant Moon highly enough.

Ceri Moyers

Our child attended Elephant Moon for 3 years and loved it! They have an amazing team of staff that really care for the children and give them the best start in life. Highly recommend them for nursery and pre-school.

Kathryn Sargent

Really fantastic nursery! Our daughter joined one year ago and she loves it. She’s developed so much since she started thanks to all of the wonderful practitioners. Different activities every day, really varied food menu and great communication. Can highly recommend!

Sophie Longley

Both our daughters absolutely love the nursery setting and have always felt safe and supported by the team there. Our eldest has recently started school and the preparation at the pre-school has definitely shown in how well she has settled. Amanda and the rest of the team really do feel like an extension of family - a really special place where children thrive.

Clare Cook

This is a great nursery - it has such a great family feel. All the nursery staff seem to care and take a huge interest in the development of the children. We are kept up to date daily on our child’s learning and development journey. Both our children go to this nursery for a reason and they clearly love it.

Cath Wilford

We have used Elephant Moon for almost 5 years between our 2 children. The staff are a credit to the nursery and I would highly recommend this setting to anyone looking for a safe, nurturing and engaging environment for their child.

Laura Wasylkiw

We are so happy with this nursery. Our LO goes in so happily every time, and the communication is fantastic, even during the Covid restrictions, we felt in touch and aware of everything that was going on. The nursery staff are kind, caring and attentive.

Annalie Smith

Wonderful nursery and pre-school setting. Staff are so welcoming, attentive and caring. Our twin daughters thrived at this nursery and we could not recommend it enough.

nicola wallace

A wonderful nursery that go above and beyond to care for our child. Consistent and thorough lines of communication ensuring we are always kept in the loop. Cannot fault!

Samuel Tribe

Elephant Moon is a superb early years setting, all of the staff are fantastic and supportive. I could not recommend this business highly enough.

Nick Willetts