Whitehaven Nursery

Our Whitehaven Nursery is situated in Whitehaven town centre, a convenient place with easy access to bus routes and a short distance to Whitehaven Train Station.  Our setting has been open for over 20 years and we are proud to offer you long term qualified friendly staff within an environment where 2 – 4-year-olds feel welcome, safe, and secure whilst they learn and grow.  Our open plan room encourages imaginative little minds to develop to their full potential through a variety of creative activities. The children can explore in a free flow environment, where they are able to extend their own interests. We pride ourselves on the bond we build with both parents and children.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 15:00

Term time only

Address and Contact Number

Sure Start Children's Centre
Catherine Street
Cumbria, CA28 7PA

Telephone: 01946 694295

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Day Nursery Fees

Session Meals Times Price
Morning Session includes snacks 09:00 - 12:00 £15.00
Afternoon Session includes snacks 12:00 - 15:00 £15.00
All-Day Session includes snacks 09:00 - 15:00 £30.00


Daily Routine

Time Activity
09:00 Self-registration/free play/settling in
09:30 Rolling snack
10:00 Group time/adult led activity
11:20 Tidy time/nappies
11:30 Circle time
11:45 Free play/nappies
12:00 Lunch time/home time/afternoon session children arrive
12:30 Free play/outdoor play
14:00 Nappies bathroom
14:30 Tidy time/group time/circle time
15:00 Home time



Our large, bright, open plan setting allows for our children to freely move to any area they wish.  We have a cute kitchen and dining room area that even includes a  fireplace! The children can have quiet time within the book corner.  We offer a carpeted area for building and construction. We encourage musical play with all sorts of instruments for them to explore.  Our enthusiastic, caring and nurturing staff are committed to encourage learning through fun and play.  They provide a sensitive and responsive approach to the individual needs of your child. 

Our nursery opens out into our lovely play area which is spacious and well-equipped. There is a wealth of play here – from a climbing section for children to run and jump, a sand pit, book corner, and water play.  A perfect place to improve their physical, social and cognitive development.



Our Team

The Howgill Team

We believe that every child has a voice and should be heard. Our practitioners work together, sharing their knowledge and experiences.  

We’re incredibly proud of our lovely team of Practitioners.

All our practitioners are enhanced DBS checked before commencing work and are qualified from a level 2 – level 5.


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We are rated Good.

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We are proud to offer you long term qualified friendly staff within an environment where 2 – 4-year-olds feel welcome, safe, and secure whilst they learn and grow.

Howgill Family Centre, Registered Charity no. 519278A company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England under no. 2045632

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