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Happy Children, Positive Futures

The nurseries are committed to delivering high quality childcare.
The key to achieving this are the staff teams. The teams consists of highly qualified, dedicated and motivated individuals who together make up a balanced and experienced group.
Each individual has the necessary skills and ability to make the vital connection with your child to gain their trust and respect.
The staff teams are driven by the goal of providing the best possible childcare in the Isle of Man .

The nurseries are constantly reviewing activities and approaches and reacting to new thinking and childcare practices to make sure that our nurseries are at the forefront of childcare development.
We work to a monthly curriculum plan to ensure that the children are constantly learning from new experiences and expanding their imaginations.
For our pre-school groups we follow a more structured curriculum still based around learning through play but designed to meet the Department of Education curriculum guidelines.

Our staff team is exemplary, smart, professional yet friendly; a team that welcomes, guides and enriches.

  • Hopes & Dreams is one of a small but passionate family of nurseries that has cared for children from over 1,636 families on the Isle of Man since 1999.
    Our experience means you are in safe hands.

    Parents wanting the very best for their child find that Hopes & Dreams delivers.

    Happy Children, Positive Futures is our simple focus that drives everything we do ensuring that your child's care and development needs are met. We also work hard building a relationship that supports you and your family during your child's early years.

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  • If you're after quality childcare in the most perfect setting then Parklands Nursery is the only place to be.

    Parklands Nursery provides child centred teacher led care and education from child friendly, well equipped accomodation with safe and secure all weather outdoors areas. A wall of windows floods the nursery in natural light, gives stunning views out across the lake and creates a natural link to the fantastic outdoors.

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  • Whether your child went to one of our nurseries or not, when they start school we have a solution to the challenges of school hour days and the school holidays.

    During term time The Buzz operates Before School Club and After School Club services in the Douglas area, whilst operating a very popular Holiday Club during the school holidays.

    For children aged 4 to 12 years old The Buzz is an exciting club where they can make friends, play, explore and enjoy themselves.

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Kate Howarth

Manager – Hopes & Dreams Nursery
Kate had several years of experience running other nurseries before she joined Hopes & Dreams. She is now responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the Nursery and is constantly developing the experiences for the children in our care and their parents.

Vanessa Clark

Manager – Parklands Nursery
Vanessa has nearly 40 years of childcare experience, including being manager of an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated nursery for 14 years. Vanessa leads the team with knowledge and enthusiasm and is passionate about providing the best possible care and education for the children.

Shelley Curley

Manager – The Buzz
Shelley has been running The Buzz After School Club and Holiday Club now for a couple of years and is involved in every single aspect of planning and making sure that the children have the most amazing time.