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Davidson-Roberts was initially set up in 2006 with the purchase of Buckden Day Nursery in Cambridgeshire. Since then, the group has grown steadily, acquiring several more nurseries. The group also operates out of school clubs.

In July 2022, Family First acquired the Davidson-Roberts group of 10 day nurseries and five out of school clubs located in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.

Our nurseries all have fantastic outdoor areas where children can wander, climb, splash, and run. We believe what we can teach children inside can also be achieved outside.

Our goal is to encourage independence across all areas of learning and development, and we instil our philosophy of ‘Nurture, Care, Inspire’ in all our settings.


Our nursery spaces are carefully designed to provide children with a variety of play and learning choices. Our team ensures children are challenged throughout the day, this may be our babies crawling to meet new friends, counting steps on the stairs, simple phrases in different languages or becoming a doctor at role play. 

Each day at nursery is different and every child is encouraged and nurtured to develop at their own pace to reach their full potential


Teaching children at a young age the value of care and respect for others is vital.  At nursery children can make new friends and form social bonds with their peers outside of the home. We promote share and care values, taking turns and role model behaviour. 

We feel very strongly that children should respect one another and understand both their differences and similarities. We encourage children to express their feelings positively and begin to understand the opinions of others through discussion with their peers and by the examples set by our trained practitioners. 


The world is full of questions and interests. Our nurseries are designed to be the same; we ensure a variety of activities are on offer to stimulate inquisitive minds and our caring practitioners are on hand to guide them. 

We provide environments for the children to safely explore and investigate. From mud kitchens to cookery activities we inspire young minds to learn how things work, grow, and evolve through play.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you into our family.

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