Organic, bilingual and multicultural childcare in the heart of Cardiff
All about Nestlings' Nursery
Nestlings' Nursery is a multicultural, eco-friendly, healthy and homely setting, caring for and educating babies from 3 months old, to children of 5 years. A fun, forest-focused holiday club is also available for school children in the school holidays, for children aged 3-5 years.
Nestlings' Nursery is bilingual, delivering our childcare education through the English and Welsh languages.
Highly qualified and experienced staff have been carefully selected to provide the best love, attention, care and education your child deserves.
Healthy home-cooked organic meals and snacks are prepared daily by our experienced chef, with a variety of dietary options available.
All organic meals, milk and biodegradable hygiene essentials are included within nursery fees.
We provide a secure online Parent App where parents can communicate with their key worker as well as access our policies, newsletters, reports and invoices.
It is important for young people to celebrate the diversity of the human race. Nestlings' Nursery appreciates what makes people different by embracing all faiths and cultures and celebrating numerous festivals.
"Looking after and respecting the world we live in" is the Nursery's ethos. We want to make sure children grow up knowing the importance of protecting our planet for the future.
All about The Nest's Owner
Misty Ardouin, born and raised in Carmarthenshire, moved to Cardiff in 2010 with ambition and passion to provide the best care, love and education she could for young children in the area.
Misty studied Education with Drama at Bath Spa University, focusing on the Early Years and child-centered education styles of Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner - graduating in 2009 with a BA/HONS 2:1
Following University, Misty went on to gain more knowledge and experience through studying her Level 5 in Leadership of Children's Care, Learning and Development as well as other relevant child-centered courses and working in a variety of childcare settings; from running children's holiday clubs abroad to managing a number of different Nurseries in the Cardiff area.
After 10 years of experience, research and further studying, Misty decided it was time to take the leap and open her own Nursery. In 2019, Misty put her heart and soul into opening Nestlings Nursery on St Andrews Crescent in Cardiff City Centre.
Misty's childcare setting incorporates her belief of providing each child with the quality care, education, love and attention they each deserve as well as her passions for the environment, community, cultural variety and Welsh spirit.
Since opening the doors at the end of 2019 (3 months before a global pandemic), Nestlings has gone from strength to strength - increasing their numbers in 2020, receiving an outstanding inspection report in 2021 and winning the daynurseries.co.uk Top 20 award in Wales for 2021 AND 2022. This year Nestlings Nursery won the Education category at The Cardiff Life Awards 2023!
Misty is very much involved with the Nursery, children and their families - working with a wonderful team of like minded and passionate people who help to make The Nest THE BEST!