Welcome to the Phoenix Nursery Stevenage

Phoenix Nursery is a highly recommended family owned day nursery established in 1984 by the late Louise Gray (also known as Sister Gray), the mother of the nursery manager, Claire. Located in Stevenage, Hertfordshire we operate from a detached building with a large secure newly redesigned garden which ensures an all year round effective outdoor classroom for our children!

We are an Ofsted registered day nursery for 12 months – 5 year olds and offer flexible full time or part time day care. Places are highly sought after and limited especially for our babies. For more information check out our Baby Section.

For a first-hand experience of Phoenix Nursery please call 01438 352366  to arrange a visit! To read about recommendations and feedback about our setting please click Testimonials. To provide a recommendation please use the independent nurseries website:


Why Choose Phoenix Nursery Stevenage?

Parents want the best for their children and at Phoenix Nursery we deliver the best flexible care and early years education to fulfill this requirement for our children who very quickly settle into our small but secure setting with a demonstrable feeling of being part of an extended, closely knit family and happy environment.

At Phoenix Nursery we focus on nurturing confident, curious and caring learners. Through our effective outdoor classroom and the surrounding woodlands our children are provided with plenty of fresh air, space, nature and exercise throughout their days at nursery. The children love to go on walks and explore the nature that surrounds us, in addition to participating in daily music and movement sessions where they learn to keep fit and move with coordination. Children are encouraged to be active and learn about healthy lifestyles.

Our highly experienced team is made up of friendly, helpful and motivated practitioners who ensure your child’s learning journey is started off on a sure and enjoyable footing providing for a successful care and education later in life. With three of our Early Years Practitioners trained to degree level, we offer excellent day care and early years education which ensures our children attain their full potential. For more about our team see the About Phoenix section

Our setting provides the unique benefit of a shared learning experience for the children aged 12 months to 5 years old through the two large open plan rooms which helps foster a sense of community within the nursery. We also provide a separate private room for children under 2 years old which is used as required.

We are registered to provide nursery educational funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. At Phoenix Nursery we offer full flexibility around pick up and drop off times for these entitlements which supports our parents who may have a busy or changing schedules.