Our Story

Kingsmead Day Nursery was opened by Mrs Helen Gaskell on 3rd September 1989 with 11 children on the register, in a large Victorian house the other side of the city. Mrs Gaskell is still the owner of the Nursery and re located to its present site in December 2010 and is still very much involved with the day to day running and decision making. She meets regularly with staff and over sees both child and staff development.

Over the years the nursery has evolved to accommodate young babies right through to preparing children for school. We have cared for thousands of children over our 33 years and we are now welcoming the children of children who attended the nursery in those early days.

Mrs Gaskell`s children were of primary school age when Kingsmead opened and now her grandchildren have attended and are attending the nursery. Mrs Gaskell’s son and daughter are directors of the company and are very much involved with the business side.

Kingsmead is all about family, and we encourage and promote this ethos. Our core members of staff have been working here since April 1993, of which 2 are sisters and we also have other mother and daughter family members.

We take great pride in the high standard of care we provide to all children who attend Kingsmead. Our aim now as it was 33 years ago is to nurture and support children in all areas of learning, and prepare them well for their futures.

We would be delighted to meet you and welcome your family into ours!