"Fairways childcare centre is an excellent nursery.
My daughter Mae has attended for two years now and has enjoyed every moment of it! The staff are extremely professional and demonstrate a loving
and caring approach to the Children. Mae's development in a variety of skills has come on in leaps and bounds, preparing her for the start of her Primary School years. I will be sending my second daughter to Fairways next year as I know she will progress just as well.

We fully recommend Fairways to anybody!"


Amanda Garnham - Mum of Mae (4)

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Partnership with Parents

Parents receive a warm welcome at Fairways. We value your input into nursery life and work hard to foster positive relationships to ensure continuity of care.

Equal Opportunities

At Fairways we recognise each child is an individual and that treating children as equals does not necessarily mean treating them the same.

Welcome to Fairways Child Care

Fairways is a bright and well resourced nursery offering quality childcare for children aged 2 - 5 years. We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, 50 weeks of the year.

The nursery is situated in the picturesque village of Stisted approximately 2 miles from Braintree and under 5 from Halstead.

With our rural location, there is a natural emphasis on outdoor activities whether it is playing in the well-equipped garden, planting or gardening in the wildlife garden or enjoying one of the many local woodland walks watching the seasons change.

Within our broad well-balanced indoor curriculum, we recognise the important role “just playing” has in the early years. We encourage children to experiment, explore their environment for themselves allowing time and providing opportunity for children to practice new skills and perfect the old.

We are forging good links with the local Primary school, Stisted. C. of E., to support children through the transition from nursery to school.

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Funding and Fees

Funding is available for some two-year old children. To see if you are eligible, contact your local family centre or apply on line via your local council site. You will need to apply the term before your child is to start Pre-school.

Main Criteria:

- Household income £16,120 or less
- You are in receipt of benefits
- You have a child that is looked after
- You have a child with an additional need
- You as a parent have an additional need
- You are in receipt of Working or Family Tax Credit
- You have an adopted child.

We believe that children learn best through play and first hand experiences, in a safe
and stimulating environment with adults they trust. With this in mind, we take into account individual children’s interest, experiences and age/stage of development to provide activities that encourage exploration and discussion.