Meet the Team

Donna Davey

Donna Davey, Manager

My name is Donna Davey. I am the manager at Poppies Day Care Ltd. I qualified in 1993 and I have worked continuously with children since then.

Having three children of my own, I understand that choosing the right childcare is one of the most important decisions ever made by a parent.

At Poppies we pride ourselves in having a friendly inviting atmosphere created by welcoming and caring relationships between nursery staff, parents and children.


We are always on the look out for new talent if you are interested in joining the Poppies team please email your CV to, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Ofsted Regulated & Inspected

Poppies is Ofsted regulated and inspected. The latest inspection reports are available online at

Our unique Ofsted reference number is EY333130 Here are some quotes from recent OFSTED inspectors describing Poppies:

Children are extremely well cared for in a very safe and welcoming environment, where dedicated staff value them highly as individuals.

They have developed a clear observation and assessment system to record children's play and achievements in all areas of learning, which they use to plan for each child's progress towards the early learning goals.


Our nursery fees are fully inclusive of breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks and drinks. We also provide all formula milk, food appropriate for all stages of weaning. Nappies and wipes are also included, we are happy to use re-usable nappies if these are provided by the parent/carer.

Our fees are payable monthly in advance.

Sibling discount

We give a 5% discount for each younger sibling.

Childcare vouchers

We accept all childcare vouchers. If your employer operates a childcare voucher scheme you can save income tax and national insurance. Currently you can claim a maximum of £243.00 per month through this scheme. This amount is deducted from your salary by your employer before income tax and national insurance is deducted and used to provide childcare vouchers for the same amount.

Early Years Entitlement

This government grant is available to all children aged 3 and 4 years old. We will apply for this funding on your behalf at the appropriate time in agreement with you.

Registered No. 05694502.