Welcome to Martenscroft Nursery School and Children's Centre. We hope that you find everything you need on our website. Please feel free to leave any comments and suggestions.

Children's Centre and RATL

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Graded as offering outstanding provision by Ofsted in March 2011, Martenscroft Nursery School and Children's Centre provides a holistic range of services around the needs of children, their families and the wider community. Services range from Midwife appointments and ante-natal sessions, to family support services including parenting courses and adult education. By building and maintaining strong links with the local community, Martenscroft Nursery School and Children's Centre strives to put children and families at the heart of the centre and all of it's activities.

With activities including Stay, Play and Learn and Baby, Stay and Play we aim to engage as many parents and carers in their childs play and social development, believing the concept of parents being a child's first educator is key. We support and equip parents with new activities, ideas and routines to use at home to help ensure children are given the best oppotunities to flourish as they develop.

We are always keen to hear about and respond to new suggestions and to gather feedback about the services we offer. Please feel free call into the centre or complete our guest book through the website.

Please click here to see our ''What's On Guide'' for information on activities taking place at Martenscroft Nursery School, Moss Side, St Peter's and Claremont centres.

All families who access activities across the city are required to complete a Sure start registration form. This helps us to see which activities are needed and that people enjoy, as well as enabling us to let you know of new activities which might be of interest to you. Please return all completed forms to Martenscroft Nursery School and Children's Centre.

Volunteer opportunities within our children's centre group

Are you interested in volunteering? if so we can help! We have our very own volunteer co-coordinator who will be happy to discuss volunteering options with you. If you are interested please phone 0161 226 1266 or 0161 226 0162 to speak to Yvonne.  

Children's Centre Events

Useful Links

Help and Support Manchester, Here you will find information about all services relating to families within Manchester, including Childcare, parental rights and general parenting advice.

Zion Arts Centre, based in the centre of Hulme. The Zion Centre is Manchester's primary venue for children and families covering all art forms and creative activities.

Hulme Library, Central Library and the Powerhouse Library is where you will find  general information about local services and opportunities.


For information about RATL (Resource and Toy Library)Please click here to be taken to our RATL page. 

From April 2015 Martenscroft Nursery School and Children's Centre were commissioned by the Local Authority to deliver Children's Centre core purpose and activities across a group of centres. These centres are Moss Side, Claremont and St Peters. Please take a look at what each centre offers.