McMillan Nursery School



Testimonials from our parent questionnaire Autumn 2023.

  • "Best nursery in the town I give 10/10."
  • "Nursery is doing really well. My child has gained so much confidence. I would definitely recommend it to others."
  • "I’m very happy and the staff are very approachable and kind."
  • "The staff are amazing with my child."
  • "Highly recommend."
  • "Helpful staff who are always supportive and caring."

Ofsted 2023 'GOOD' 

 Staff have children’s best interest and welfare at heart.

By the time the children leave nursery, they are well prepared for the next step in their education.

Staff offer children a wide range of experiences and seek to create moments children will never forget.

Ambitious curriculum for all children.

Jacqui Old CBE, Executive Director of Education and Children's Services , May 2023

I have today read Ofsted's report following their inspection carried out in March and would like to take this opportunity to pass on my congratulations on the nursery having achieved a 'Good' judgement. This is a tremendous achievement and reflects the strong leadership that you have provided to reach this outcome.
I know that this will have been a team effort from you, all the staff, governors, parents, and pupils, so congratulations to you all.
It was pleasing to see recognition of the well-designed curriculum. The school clearly has a strong vision which is aspirational for all children. I am sure that your nursery playground will be kept clear of pebbles with pupils eager to show off their good behaviour and demonstrate the school's values so they can celebrate singing and dancing to 'Agadoo'.


Testimonials from our parent questionnaire Summer 2023.

  • "Everything is perfect. The nursery involves parents in a lot of the children’s learning and lets us be part of it which we really appreciate and will miss when my child starts Primary School."
  • "One of the best establishments I have seen."
  • Since starting at McMillan Nursery, my child has come on in leaps and bounds, absolutely amazing, cannot recommend enough. Well managed, perfect staff and my child is ecstatic to come every day – perfect!"
  • "My child loves coming to nursey. Thank you for all your support."
  • "My child has special needs and the nursery is fantastic at supporting him."

Testimonials from our parent questionnaire Autumn 2022:

  • "This school is very good. The staff here are very polite and lovely. The staff are very helpful and co-operative. All teachers are very nice. We are happy that our child attends this nursery."
  • "I’m very happy. My child is very happy here. I’m always greeted with a smile."  
  • "Excellent - my children learn a lot at this nursery and are able to share their good learning with others, outside nursery."
  • "The nursery is good and the teachers are hardworking and supportive and the children are kept safe."
  • "My child is happy here and progressing well."


Testimonials from our parent questionnaire Summer 2022:

  • "All staff are very nice. Wonderful school and best school for children. Overall, I am very happy and can’t wait for my son to start."
  • "My daughter loves nursery and children learn a lot. We appreciate all the great work which all McMillan nursery staff are doing."
  • "They all treat the kids and their parents well. Kids are happy and always keen to go back to nursery every morning. Keep up the good work up."
  • "Mum and child has found the nursery wonderful. She really enjoys coming. She has had am amazing time and has grown a lot over her time here."
  • "Staff are wonderful at proving information."

Railway Street, Nelson, Lancashire,
Entrance on Brunswick Street, Nelson

01282 612709