Snapdragons opened in January 1998 in a farmhouse in Atworth, in response to local demand for high-quality full daycare. It developed an excellent local reputation and has since expanded into Bath, Bristol and other sites in Wiltshire. Snapdragons is a family-run business that can react quickly to local needs but, more importantly, can respond personally to the families that it serves.

Setting a benchmark for all other nurseries

We genuinely want our nurseries to be the best and we want nursery experiences to be memorable and fun. We realise that it is vital that we earn the trust and confidence of you, the parent and that you are happy with what we do and how we do it. Together we can produce happy and confident children who enjoy living in a culture that nurtures and values the importance of a happy childhood and gives children the opportunity to maximise their full potential and become well-rounded citizens of the world.

No hidden fees

You shouldn't have to worry about gathering together a bagful of items every morning. Snapdragons lets you focus your attention on the most important aspect - your child.

At Snapdragons there are no hidden extras. Your child's meals*, nappies and formula milks are all included in the fees you pay. Any additional classes you request for your child are entirely optional, so you only pay for the one you want.

Healthy eating

During the day, your child will receive a freshly prepared two-course lunch using locally sourced ingredients, snacks, afternoon tea and breakfast, if required. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always on offer and menus are available for parents to read. Read more about our healthy eating policy here.

There are also many ways to assist with paying for childcare such as childcare vouchers (operated by your employer), tax credits (that offer extra financial support to help with everyday costs) and the nursery grant. At Snapdragons we offer free settling in sessions with parents and sibling discounts to make sure that you have the best value for money possible.

*Meal charges may be applicable for children attending fully funded sessions. Read more on our funding page.

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