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Oakham Day Nursery & Pre-school Home 01572 723 810

High Quality Childcare


The nursery boasts professional qualified nursery nurses and teachers including degree and masters level qualifications, with professionals totally dedicated to provide the finest childcare and ensure children are well prepared for Primary School.


We have fully qualified Nursery Nurses who have gained professional qualifications, such as BA graduates, NNEB, Btec., NVQ 6,5,4,3,2. We also employ experienced Nursery Assistants and Nursery Nurse Trainees who are assessed regularly and are working towards childcare qualifications. Everyone working in the nursery has undergone an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) or the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) records check. All our professionals in their particular areas are totally dedicated and fully committed to providing the finest care for the children. All staff are First Aid trained and qualified.

Family Owned


Scallywags Day Nursery is owned by husband & wife team, John & Maureen Scott, and their company name is Nanny Tots Ltd. Maureen is a very experienced and fully qualified early year’s teacher, with Early Years Professional status (E.Y.P.), which is reflected right across the nursery via learning activities from the Baby Unit upwards.


John & Maureen’s son, Alan Scott joined the business during 2015 as Finance & Business Manager. Alan worked for many years in financial services and has a masters degree in risk management.


The day to day running of the nursery is supervised by the Nursery Manager Caroline Garnett-Clarke, and the Deputy Nursery Managers Jo Dalby and Kayleigh Saddington, which is overseen by the Owners/Managers John, Maureen and Alan Scott.