Established in 1977 by Kate and Eric Lambert, Kenwood continues to be owned and managed by the Lambert family. Over our four decades, having cared for generations of local children, we have developed strong ties with the Stretford and Chorlton community. We are immensely proud of our history and the reputation we have built.
The Kenwood Team
The Kenwood team are our heart. We have gone to great lengths to create an outstanding group of childcare professionals and we support them in achieving the highest levels of early years qualification. We go above and beyond to look after our people, and to ensure we hold onto them long-term. Continuity of care and having a familiar face is paramount for us, our children and their parents.
Kenwood Stretford holds the coveted Trafford Healthy Setting Award. The award recognises the work we are doing to ensure our early years setting promotes healthy behaviours and supports your children to lead a healthy lifestyle, both now and in the future. We follow the same principles at the Chorlton setting.
Healthy eating in childhood is essential for proper growth and development and to prevent various health conditions. For that reason, we have designed a menu that gives your child a healthy and balanced diet while at nursery.
Our menu includes fresh vegetables and fruits, non-fat or low-fat dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheeses), lean meats (chicken, turkey, fish, beef), and whole grain cereals and bread. At the same time, we look to limit your child’s intake of added sugar, solid (saturated and trans) fats and salt.
We are happy to discuss any special dietary needs. If, however, we are not able to accommodate your requirements, we will let you know at the outset.
We accept children from 6 months to 4 years
Before places are offered at Kenwood you and your child are invited to visit us at your preferred nursery, Stretford or Chorlton. This will give you an opportunity to explore our facilities and to meet with members of our team, who will talk you through our curriculum and answer any questions you may have.
To help ease your child into nursery life and to make the transition less fretful for them (and for you too) we will work with you to create a first week settling-in plan.
We are entirely open about our fees. In addition to being transparent, we are committed to fair value, a commitment we manage by regularly benchmarking our service against other local nurseries.
As of 1 September 2023, our standard fee for childcare will be £65 per day for our Stretford nursery and £69 per day for our Chorlton nursery.
Meals, snacks, drinks and other consumables e.g. nappies, cream and wipes are included within our standard fee.
For the week between Christmas and New Year, when the nursery is closed, we charge a retainer fee, which is 50% of our standard fee.
UK bank holidays (with the exception of those that fall between Christmas and New Year, see above) and staff training days are payable at the standard rate.
Our fees are payable monthly in advance, and we accept payment via childcare voucher schemes and tax free childcare.
We offer places on the basis that a child attends at least two days per week at the Stretford setting and three days a week at the Chorlton setting.
We also participate in the government’s funded childcare initiative, which provides up to 30 hours of funded childcare per week (for 38 weeks of the year) for eligible 3 to 4-year-olds and 15 hours for some 2-year-olds.
To cover the additional cost of providing meals, snacks, drinks and other consumables, as well as any additional activities, we charge a fee of £1.60 for each hour of funded childcare at the Stretford nursery (amount as of April 2023). No discounts are applied to this amount. This charge is optional, however, if parents wish to provide their own meals, snacks and drinks, they must adhere to the nursery’s allergens code of conduct.
The equivalent additional fee for a child benefiting from 30 hours of funded childcare would be £48 per week. Places are for throughout the year and not just for the 38 funded weeks.