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Chestnut Nursery Schools Norwich Research Park

We offer a stimulating environment with an abundance of high-quality toys and equipment for fun and learning at the same time. In our outdoor classroom and garden we offer Forest School activities, and also have a separate sensory garden.

How to find us


Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UT

Contact Number

01603 336249

Email Address

Bus Routes

3, 4, 9, 9A, 11, 12, 15, 21, 21A, 22

Nearest Station

Norwich Station

Opening Times

07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30

Good Rating

Ofsted Report

9.9 / 10

Day Nurseries

Large Garden Area

Wellbeing Den

What makes Norwich Research Park great?

Here at Chestnut Nursery School NRP, we have a dedicated inspirational team of highly skilled & trained nursery practitioners who deliver the highest quality childcare. At Chestnut Nursery school we believe that the first years in a child’s life are the most vital as they will learn and develop their own skills and attitudes that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


NRP encourages children to engage in exciting activities that challenge, support and extend their learning and development through our Core Curriculum. Children are able to create, investigate, and explore, encouraging their curiosity, imagination, resilience and creativity. We have an abundance of high quality toys and equipment to enable children to have fun and learn at the same time. Externally, we boast a generously sized and well-equipped out door classroom and garden, where we offer Forest School activities.  Your child’s future begins at Chestnut Nursery School NRP.

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Manager & Deputy Manager

I have been working in childcare since 1989. I left college and started my career as a nanny. Having children of my own made me rethink my childcare career and I decided to become a childminder. When my children began their early learning I went onto further my education and started working in Pre-schools, which is where I worked my way from being a practitioner to becoming a Leader. I now have a BA Degree in Early Years and am an Early Years Professional. I have always had a deep connection with children and feel a great sense of accomplishment in helping children achieve and enjoy their learning journey throughout their early years. Working with children always gives me so much joy, inspiration and happiness. My vision for our nursery is to enable every child to reach their full potential and to do this I have a strong, highly qualified team with a range of experiences and qualities that create a warm and welcoming nursery environment.

Chestnut Nursery School Team Member Yvonne Hamilton

Yvonne Hamilton


Norwich Research Park

I started working for Chestnut Nursery School NRP in February 2020. My journey in education started at university, but after spending time in a nursery setting, I found my passion to be in early years. Due to this passion, I then went on to gain Early Years Teaching Status. I thrive to inspire children using the curiosity approach, enabling children to become independent critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

Chestnut Nursery School Team Member Emma Thornton

Emma Thornton

Deputy Manager

Norwich Research Park

What families have to say

We love Chestnut Nursery School at Norwich Research Park. My daughter has enjoyed every day since she joined. It is an amazing place! The staff are brilliant and always create an environment that is calm and encourages exploration and creativity.

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Chestnut Nursery Schools Norwich Research Park

Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UT

01603 336249

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177 Earlham Grove, London, E7 9AP

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