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Echoes Childcare – Winslade Park Community Spotlight

Echoes Childcare is an Exeter-based early years care provider, offering highly professional, flexible, engaging childcare for families across the city. They currently have two nurseries, one in Broadclyst and the other right here at the coveted Winslade Park. Let’s shine this month’s community spotlight on the amazing Echoes team and learn a little more about what makes them great!


One of the most standout aspects of Echoes Childcare is their extended opening hours, offering efficient wraparound care for working parents. Open from 07:00 to 18:30, 51 weeks of the year, parents can rest easy that their little ones have supervision until they are off work. Echoes Childcare aim to remain flexible when changes or extra sessions are needed, to accommodate a good work life balance.

Two photos adjacent depicting two staff members from Echoes reading books and playing with toys with the children in their care


No need to fret if a busy morning has left you forgetful because Echoes Childcare rates include:

  • Meals
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sun creams and sun hats
  • Splash suits
  • Extra-curricular trips/educational visits

Echoes Childcare goes the extra mile to provide an inclusive and convenient experience. Not only does this take the pressure off for parents, but it ensures all children are stimulated, engaged, and included no matter the activity or weather.


All staff are highly skilled practitioners, fully DBS checked and well-trained, with decades of experience across the team. Food is freshly prepared, and both nurseries hold a level 5 food hygiene certificate. All staff are trained in paediatric first aid. Owners Jo and Michele, and managers Olivia and Nicola pride themselves on staying up to date with all legislation and keep their team trained and current with best practice.

Two photos of echoes staff members working with children in their care on puzzles and looking at items


Across the two sites Echoes Childcare offer the following facilities and amenities:

  • Enclosed outdoor play spaces
  • Parking
  • On site kitchen
  • CCTV
  • Forest school (Winslade Park site, but soon to be accessible for both nurseries)
  • Group outings
  • Educational toys and books
  • Craft materials
  • Curriculum focused activities

Staff member with baby sitting on lap playing with pots and pans


Echoes arrived at Winslade Park in 2022. Following the success of their Broadclyst nursery, founded in 2014, they were looking for the right area for expansion. Winslade Park offered a great solution enabling them to take children from Clyst St Mary, Topsham, Sidmouth, Exmouth and beyond. The nursery has gone from strength to strength, and they are currently at capacity, with many spaces occupied by parents who work right here on the park. Kai Horstmann, Winslade Park Group Sales and Relationships Director, said:

“Both Echoes and Winslade Park have a shared ethos surrounding work life balance, which has made them such a great fit. The new forest school is a lovely new addition for both the nursery and the park. We love having them as a part of our community.”

Children from Echoes Nursery hold a large happy 1 year at Winslade birthday banner up to the camera while smiling broadly


“We love having our nursery here at Winslade Park, it has an outstanding outdoor environment which gives the children so much space to explore. They are often out on adventures, exploring nature and searching for wildlife, which we see so much of. It is just amazing to have this on our doorstep and it enables us to enrich and unlock our children’s learning and development to its full potential. It is a wonderful community to be a part of, everyone is so friendly and accommodating, from the estates team to the hospitality side and everyone in between.

We feel very lucky to be a part of the Winslade Park community, and we can’t wait to see what 2024 has in store for us. It will start with the opening of our new Forest School (Woodpecker Woods at Winslade Park) at the end of January, followed by expanding our current outdoor facilities and creating new children’s menus. This is just the beginning, and I am sure we will have lots of other exciting things along the way!”

Headshot of olivia Echoes Childcare manager, wearing a yellow top and scarf

Find out more about Echoes Nursery here

Or contact them:

Call 01392 699605

Email echoeschildcare@gmail.com

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Winslade Park Exeter is less than a mile to the east of Junction 30 of the M5 motorway on the A376 Exmouth Road. 

Immediately to the east of Exeter and just outside the City’s urban boundary, Winslade Park is the ideal location for businesses looking to rent or buy offices, for country living close to Exeter, and for developing a wellness community around outstanding leisure and lifestyle provision. 

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