Once Upon A Time


863 Ecclesall Road
S11 8TJ

0114 553 7777

Open 51 weeks per year
7am – 7pm, Mon – Fri
Full Hours: 8am – 6pm
Prime Hours: 9am – 4pm
Additional Hours Available See Prices for more info

Why Once Upon A Time Sheffield?

Our nurseries are purpose built and designed settings. Packed full of unique features, like our age and stage appropriate gardens complete with an allotment, parents room and soft play areas. Aiming to provide real value for families as well as an inspiring environment for children. Our sites also includes a parents’ area, breakfast bar and onsite parking to ensure that drop-off & pick-up runs as smoothly as possible!

Longer Opening Times

7am – 7pm

Outdoor Space

Discover our wonderfully designed, age specific outdoor learning environments complete with hooded area to explore all year round.


We offer freshly prepared nutritionally balanced meals and snacks on site daily by our chef.

Soft Play

Additional play space which allows children to challenge themselves physically, role play and build relationships.

Always Learning

Our staff team are encouraged and supported to further their career and expand their knowledge.

NHS / Sibling Discount

We offer 5% discount if either parent works for the NHS and an additional 5% if you have siblings with us.


Our meals are prepared fresh on site by our very own chef. The menus are designed following the gov guidance for Early Years settings, representing a healthy, balanced and age appropriate diet. We display our seasonal menus in reception for you to see what you child is eating that day, we can also cater for different dietary requirements and allergies.

Events Calendar

Find out whats happening at Once Upon A Time


Find out more about our education programme



Our pedagogy is through an holistic approach, providing the opportunities for children not explore, learn, grow and develop through continuous provision, planned activities and a highly qualified staff team. Supporting and helping children to extend their learning through play. A great importance on following children’s interests and curiosity in the moment.
We work collaboratively with external agencies, families, and children with the goal to take full advantage of learning opportunities available.
Valuing and respecting the cultural and social context of children and their families. This includes providing environments that reflect and respect attitudes and the joys, delights and culture of communities.

Meet The Team


Operations Manager

Megan Batty

Nursery Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCO

Samijo Street

Quality Assurance Manager

Maise Shutt

Deputy Manager

Outer Space

Sally Charlesworth

Room Leader, Under 2s 3rd in charge

Alicia Clarke

Level 3 Educator

Under The Sea

Leigh Warriner

Room Leader

Alicia Swanson

Level 3 Educator

Brooke Jones

Level 3 Educator

Asmara Ghalib

Level 3 Educator

Maria Vural

Level 3 Educator

Emily Durkin

Level 3 Educator


Level 3 Educator

Chloe Kime



Aimee Craven

Room Leader

Megann Watts

Level 3 Educator

Amy Ketton

Level 3 Educator

Nyah Thabit


Little Kingdom

Chelsea Holland

Over 2s 3rd in charge

Georgina Lowry

Level 3 Educator

Sophie Crooks

Level 3 Educator

Enchanted Forest

Hannah Milnes


Maddie Leszczynski


Alice Steinson

Level 6 Educator

Rebecca Wilson


Other Team Members

Claire Hudson

Nursery Chef

Katy Harrison

Support Staff

Krystle Worsley

Lunch Cover

Miriam Khan

Bank Staff, Level 3 Educator

Jodie Robinson

Bank Staff


Graphic & Web Design