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About Hollies Sherwood

Hollies Sherwood was graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2022 - our first nursery, which we opened in 1992. Located just off Mansfield Road, Hollies Sherwood is housed in a beautiful building dating back as far as 300 years with plenty of character, with a qualified and experienced team, Hollies Sherwood offers a calm but exciting environment where children are nurtured and encouraged to be curious and engage in the activities they enjoy doing most.

Hollies Sherwood has large, spacious rooms, giving plenty of opportunity for learning and creativity in a homely environment. Children are encouraged to follow their own interests and daily activities are flexible and child-led, enabling us to help them to achieve their next steps. We know that children love to play outdoors, so we spend as much time as possible in the fresh air. Whether it’s visiting our Forest School at Hollies Wood, or simply playing in the garden, we use the motto ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”. The large garden at Hollies Sherwood offers plenty of space, with lots of play equipment and opportunities for young explorers to use their imagination.

Our Forest School sessions take place at Hollies Wood within Bestwood Country Park. Forest Schools promotes the self-esteem, concentration and social skills of our children and enables them to take risks in a safe and controlled situation. Our Preschool love to take a trip out in the Hollies Bus, to spend time exploring the woods and learn new skills.

Our experienced nursery cook freshly prepares all of our food on-site. Menus are changed daily, with a wide range of healthy, balanced options and children are encouraged to try new things at mealtimes and make good choices.



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