Butterfly Barns – Colchester


Our Colchester nursery is located on Old Heath Road. At Butterfly Barns Day Nursery we aim to provide a professional childcare service of the highest quality in a safe, secure and stimulating environment.

Between the ages of birth and five years children develop at different stages and it is our aim to treat each child as an individual to help them progress with their development and provide resources and activities that are rich in learning opportunities.
Our staff are chosen because of their professionalism and experience in caring for children.

We believe that young children thrive where there is a positive partnership between us and parents. To that end we ensure that all parents and children attend settling in sessions and that each child’s needs and requirements are given paramount importance on these visits. The partnership is characterised by trust and mutual support to ensure that each child is happy and enjoys their time at Butterfly Barns Day Nursery.

  • Location – Conveniently situated in South East Colchester, 1 mile from the town centre.
  • Open 7.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year.
  • Butterfly Barns is located next to a nature trail where nature walks and activities are regularly planned. We also take children out on mini adventures in the local community.   .
  • All of our meals are freshly prepared on the premises using many locally sourced produce. Vegetarian and special dietary needs are catered for.
  • We offer a discount for the armed forces
  • Three separate gardens allow children access from their individual rooms. We have a  separate baby garden
  • All inclusive – fees include meals and nappies.
  • Free Government funded sessions available for 3 – 5 year olds – subject to availability.