The Railway Nursery


Welcome to our nursery!

We are a family-run business, providing a homely nursery in the heart of Bramhall. We specifically selected our central location to make our service accessible to local families. Bramhall train station and the library are next door and the local community is on our doorstep. We have a small team of highly qualified, experienced and caring staff who have been hand-picked to join our enthusiastic, motivated team here at the nursery. 

The property has been renovated thoughtfully to create a bespoke and fabulous environment for children to play, learn and explore. A wide variety of resources, equipment and play materials have been personally selected to create a unique nursery setting and we are proud to support local businesses and use suppliers from our village for food, books and services.  We have 30 places for children aged 3 months to 5 years in a stimulating environment, with a large outdoor space and a state of the art sensory room. Throughout the renovation we remained focused on the ultimate goal; to create a home-from-home nursery where children feel relaxed and happy.

We have been awarded Outstanding across all areas by Ofsted in our first inspection and the inspector’s report highlights our exceptional staff – “A stimulating and high-quality environment provides children and babies with superb opportunities to explore and learn. Staff meet the unique needs of each child. Their interaction with children is inspirational.” Please click here to read our full inspection report.

Finding the right nursery for you and your family can be a daunting and emotional task. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have to ensure that you make the right nursery choice for you and your child. We have an open door policy here at The Railway Nursery – feel free to pop in any time to see how we do things and all the fun we have together. We look forward to welcoming you and your family into the nursery. We offer a comprehensive settling in process for all of our families, which starts with a home visit and then various settling in sessions, tailored to each child to ensure the transition from your child’s home environment to nursery is as smooth as possible.


We run Forest School sessions for our Pre-School children allowing them freedom, space and time to explore nature and feed their curiosity about the world around them. Ceri is a Level 3 Qualified Forest School Leader and we are lucky to be located near a lovely area of natural woodland which we use as our base for our sessions. (See photos below and there are many more on our Facebook page ). The Forest School environment removes the distractions and barriers of modern life and provides children with choices and opportunities to develop their personalities and skills in a calm, natural space. Over time they learn to manage their own risks which is a useful tool to prepare them for their next adventures as they prepare to start school.


We are absolutely committed to giving children in our setting the very best start. We always have high expectations of children and adults and we have a highly skilled and qualified team who understand how children learn best. We will never lose sight of the link between the quality of our provision and its impact on children’s learning and development. Our children are the future of community and we are privileged to help shape their future. We have created a friendly, personal, home from home environment with superb facilities and an excellent outdoor space creating a safe yet stimulating environment for every child.

You can follow the nursery via our Facebook page and please also have a look at our monthly newsletters here too.

How to find us:

The Railway Nursery

2 Hartington Road



We are located right next to Bramhall train station – as shown on the map below.

How to find us


What Our Parents Think

“It is so reassuring to take our son to such a lovely environment; it’s a real home from home”


“My little girl is loving her time at The Railway Nursery. It is a caring, fun and friendly environment and we would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nursery in the area”


“My little one adores nursery and her key person… The Railway Nursery is definitely a home away from home. Right from the start, the staff have been very attentive towards her needs (and mine!) so she quickly settled into a lovely routine”


“Our toddler son joined The Railway with a wonderfully welcoming settling in period, which helped settle us as much as him. His key worker was always there to meet him at drop off and there to reassure us as parents at pick up time. On all of his settling days we were kept updated with photos and emails across the day about how he was getting on. It is so reassuring to take our son to such a lovely environment; it’s a real home from home, with wonderful play equipment and days filled with fun, creative activities both indoors and in their lovely garden for outdoor play, plus trips away from the premises to experience our local community. They also have a great healthy meal and snack menu – our son eats food at The Railway we can’t even get him to try at home!”


“Finding a Nursery for our little one was probably one of the most daunting things we’ve come across but we couldn’t be happier with the Railway Nursery, it’s everything we were looking for… and much much more! A cosy, friendly home-from-home environment, healthy (and  fun!) meals, an amazing range of toys and equipment (including a mud kitchen in the garden!) and most importantly a talented, supportive and friendly team – who couldn’t have made settling in any easier for our little one (and us!!) I don’t say this lightly when I say I’d highly recommend the Railway Nursery to anyone looking to find ‘the’ place to look after you most precious little people. Well done and thank you Team Railway!! ”


“We have had such a positive experience with The Railway Nursery. All The staff are brilliant, they have helped our daughter to settle in gradually and have spent time to ensure she is familiar and comfortable with the nursery before she started. We have had feedback of her progress each day and we’ve received good communication from the key worker and the rest of the staff to keep us updated on how she is settling. Our little one is loving her time at The Railway Nursery. It is a caring, fun and friendly environment and we would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nursery in the area.”


“We’re thrilled with how quickly our son settled in at The Railway Nursery – almost no time at all! We’ve all been made to feel very welcome as a family, and nothing is too much trouble. Our son is already sharing his exciting days at nursery with us and showing us what he’s learned. Thank you so much.”