Bolton College

Centres Offering Childcare

If you have pre-school children we can help you make time for learning by offering daytime Childcare and Nursery services. 
Bolton College provides OFSTED registered full-time childcare for children aged 8 weeks to 5 years at our Deane Road campus.

Please note: This service is not on-demand, childcare must be pre-booked with our centres. 

The Early Years & Pre-School Centre at Deane Road

The Centre is registered for 30 children per session aged 8 weeks to five years. The nursery is divided into three separate age/ability groups:  

  • 8 weeks - 18 months
  • 18 months - 2 years
  • 2 - 5 years.

Please note: This service is not on-demand, childcare must be pre-booked with the centre. 

Opening hours  
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

per half day session

Plus 50 pence per child, per session to purchase healthy snacks.

per half day session

We offer quality care provided by friendly staff with extensive experience of working within the early years field. All nursery team members are qualified to NVQ Level 3, NNEB or above and our teams are trained in current first aid procedures.

You can be confident that your child will receive first-class care at Bolton College. Some team members are bi-lingual and can interpret for parents if required.  

Key Person Scheme

Your child will be allocated a Key Person who will support their learning and development whilst at nursery, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for. They will also be responsible for building a relationship with you, as their parent, providing you with regular updates on your child’s progress.

We operate an Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum aiming to ensure that:

  • Each child feels valued and is cared for in a safe, secure, happy and stimulated environment.
  • We provide an exciting curriculum that is well-planned and resourced
  • Each child is encouraged to become confident and independent
  • We provide opportunities for all children to be successful
  • We develop the whole child – emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually


Aged 16-19

If you’re aged 16 to 19, you can apply for Care to Learn Funding to meet childcare costs. Ask the Nursery Manager at the centre where you wish to place your child for details.

Aged 20+

If you are aged over 20 and in receipt of an income-based benefit or are on a low wage, Bolton College may be able to help to support you with some of your childcare costs.

If you would like to apply for this support, please complete a Childcare Learner Support Fund Application Form. (Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee assistance.) If you are already attending a College course, you must remember to re-apply and re-enrol your child for the next academic year and also to re-apply for Learner Support Funding.


For information about the accessibility of our Early Years & Pre-School Centre at Deane Road, please click on the link below.

For more information about Childcare, please contact the Childcare Manager on 01204 482 184.