PARENTS have rated a nursery in Heaton as one of the top 20 nurseries in the North West.

Tender Years Day Nursery ranks at number 20 out of 1,570 nurseries from across the region.

The private nursery on New Hall Lane was ranked as excellent by all parents who left reviews.

Owner Rachel Critchley said: “We are delighted to have received the Top 20 Recommended Nursery Award for 2018 in the North West of England from so many exceptional Nurseries.

“Having owned Tender Years Day Nursery for a Year and a half, we are passionate about providing an outstanding children’s day care – and going ‘over and above’ for our families is something we continue to enjoy.”

The ‘home from home’ day centre looks after children aged three months to five years and is open five days a week.

Staff at the nursery said: “At Tender Years we have built up a fantastic well-rounded team with excellent knowledge of children's care, learning and development needs.

“We all strive to provide a warm and nurturing provision for each of our children.

“Our proprietors Rachel and Mike Critchley, continue to invest in new facilities to make our nursery even better; opening soon is our new summer house to add to our beautiful outdoor provision.”

One parent who reviewed Tender Years said: “My little girl has come on in leaps and bounds since she started at Tender Years Nursery in May 2017, and I have no doubt in my mind that when she attends nursery she is in the best possible care.”

The Top 20 Nursery Awards 2018 are based on over 50,000 reviews received since 2015.

Nurseries were ranked on categories such as facilities and outside space, learning, resources and equipment, care, staff, management, safeguarding and value for money.

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of, said: “We would like to congratulate Tender Years Day Nursery on being a top nursery in the North West, as rated by parents!

“It is such an achievement to be chosen as one of the best nurseries by the families and carers of the children that attend the setting.”

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