Mansion House Nursery

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** Covid-19 update - access routes into and around the building may be different to those described on this page. Please contact the department directly to check current arrangements. **

All areas, including the garden, are fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible.   Parents will have a chance to look around the nursery before enrolling their children, so please inform the staff then of any access needs you may have. 

There are no Blue Badge spaces available, but there are a few 'Parent and Child' spaces for nursery visitors.

Please bear in mind that this is a nursery, so some play areas may be a little messy.  Watch out for little fingers and toes, and close all doors behind you!  

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On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m No
Other nearby parking No
Main entrance Level. Manual door
Alternative entrance N/A
Wheelchair accessible toilets Yes - 1
Lift N/A
Hearing support systems No
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During the day, spaces in the car park are available for staff and short term visitors.  Visitors to the nursery should use the five 'Parent and Child' spaces, which are marked with pushchair icons.  There is no parking available in Apsley Road. 



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Go through the car park towards the nursery, walk to the right across the front of the building, and go through the small wooden gate to reach the entrance.  This is level access and the door is manually operated.  All visitors will need to be let into the building by a member of staff, so please ring the doorbell on the left hand side.  The doorbell might be tricky to reach for wheelchair users, so you may wish to ring the building in advance. 


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There is no direct contact between reception and the front door.  If you ring the doorbell on the left hand side, the member of staff in the kitchen will come and escort you into the building.

Accessible toilets

The disabled toilet is next to the kitchen, on the right hand side of the entrance door.  


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 Some internal doors are fire doors, and not all have vision panels.  Doors may be coded for staff-only access, and door handles are placed high up out of the reach of the children.  Please ask the staff if you have trouble reaching any door handles.  The doors into the garden are double French doors with steps.  See below for level access route.


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All gardens are a mixture of wheel-friendly lawn and soft tarmac.  The toddler garden is usually accessed via four steps from the toddler room.  Those requiring level access should exit using the ramp from the toddler room (continuous handrail on right hand side descending, partial rail on left).  Once at the end of the ramp, turn right and go through the fence.  To reach the preschool garden with level access, exit through the gate you came in by, and head left around the building towards the terrace area.  You will then need to go through another large gate to reach the preschool garden.  There is also an ‘adventure playground’ section around the back of the building, which has a step up into it. 


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Contact details

Mansion House Nursery
Apsley Road


Access enquiries

Lorraine Filer - Nursery Manager
0845 365 2915


Contact the Access Guide

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