Nursery@Itchen is an 'Outstanding' nursery (Ofsted, 2016) based on our Bitterne, Southampton site. Our highly qualified nursery staff will support your child or children in their learning, play and development.


Through play, your child will be learning within the early years foundation stage. Their individual progress will be monitored carefully and their activities planned to enhance every aspect of their development.

Whilst all this learning is taking place, your child will be having fun with sand and water, construction toys and creative play and most importantly, making friends.

The nursery currently employs 21 staff. Of all these staff, all hold the relevant early years qualifications and the manager and deputy have completed a Foundation Degree at Level 5. The nursery has children aged from 4 months - 4 years old on our register, attending a variety of sessions across the week.  

Opening Hours for Nursery@Itchen

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Friday: 8am - 4pm

Nursery Staff

Nursery Manager - Deborah Boggett

Deputy Manager - Michelle Ross

Contact Nursery@Itchen

If you would like further information about our Nursery or to register your child/children, please call us on 023 8044 4544.

Ofsted 2016

The nursery was graded overall as 'Outstanding' in its latest Ofsted Inspection report (October 2016). Inspectors found there is a clear focus on helping children to acquire communication and language skills and supported the children's physical, personal, social and emotional development.

Other findings from the inspection include:

  • 'Children have an excellent sense of belonging and very high levels of self-esteem.'
  • 'Parents are extremely positive about the care their children receive.'
  • 'Staff support children's health and safety and well-being to exceptional standards.'
  • 'Children are exceptionally well prepared as they progress through the nursery and for the move on to school.'