Clarence House Ely

Welcome to Clarence House Ely Nursery

We know how important finding the right childcare for your child is to you and that there are many choices available. But at Clarence House Ely we will always ‘Put Your Child First’. Our aim is to help your child extend and further develop key skills at every level whilst having tremendous fun and making new friends at the same time.

We aim to provide the very best in quality childcare.

Quality Childcare at Affordable Prices in Ely

Clarence House Ely is a homely nursery with a community feel in Ely.

Located in High Barns our nursery is perfectly positioned for the local housing estates and surrounding neighbourhoods yet is only a short distance from the town centre as well as in close proximity to Ely train station and A10 leading to Cambridge and London.

Our expert and dedicated team cares for children aged 12 weeks up to the age of 5, in rooms specifically designed to provide tailored, age and stage-appropriate activities and experiences.

Things we love about our nursery

  • Friendly and dedicated team of staff
  • Well placed for local housing estates
  • Large garden with mud kitchen, sandpit and ‘bug hotel’
  • Outdoor climbing frame and educational equipment
  • Yoga Dance
  • Little Gardeners
  • Science Is Fun
  • Multi lingual staff
  • Flexible sessions
  • Parking for easy drop-off and pick-up

Homely and Friendly Environment

The team at Clarence House Ely prides itself on delivering a friendly and homely environment for our babies, toddlers and preschool children – helping children to settle quickly and parents to relax.

Here at Clarence House Ely we are particularly proud of our large garden filled with educational activities as well as fun things like our climbing frame and large sand pit. We also have a vegetable patch where the children can grow their own vegetables, a mud kitchen – always a favourite with all the children and a ‘bug hotel’ where all the local insects check in. In addition, our nursery benefits from a gigantic ball pit and bouncy castle, helping children to build on and extend their physical skills.

Additional Activities

We include as standard Yoga Dance, Cook With Me, Green Fingers, Science is Fun and Ready4School.

Local Schools

Our preschool children tend to move on to nearby schools including Spring Meadow, St John’s Primary School, and Isle of Ely Primary School. website awared Clarence House Nurseries top 20 award in 2019
Clarence House Nurseries awarded Good Food Award by Children's Food Trust
Clarence House Ely awarded Good rating by Ofsted
Clarence House Ely awarded Good Food Hygiene rating

Ready to meet our team?

Alena Purdie, manager at Clarence House Ely Nursery

Manager: Alena Purdie

Alena joined Clarence House Ely in 2016 as an Apprentice where she spent her time completing her level 3 Early Years Practitioner NVQ. She worked her way from Apprentice to Toddler Room Leader in 3 years. Whilst working at Clarence House Ely Alena has been completing her Health and Social Care BA (Honours) which she is now in her final year for. She left Clarence house Ely in 2021 to work in a different childcare field and returned in January 2023.
Alena feels very proud to have grown and learnt so much from then until now at Clarence House and she can not wait to continue to help the children grow and learn through the wonderful environment.
Outside of work Alena loves to read and to take trips with her friends and family. 

Clarence House Ely

183, High Barns
Ely, CB7 4RJ
Current parents: 01353 667819
New parents: Request a Callback

Open: 08.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday

Clarence House Ely