Located in the converted Cotswold stone farmhouse next to the Daylesford Farmshop, decorated with hand-painted illustrations inspired by the farm, Seedlings is a day crèche for children aged 4 months to 4 years, for use by parents and guardians visiting Daylesford.

With Seedlings you can have total peace of mind that your children are safe, well and happy, leaving you free to enjoy all Daylesford has to offer: from courses at our Cookery School, treatments and yoga at the Bamford Haybarn Spa, floristry and craft workshops in our Garden Workshop, dining and drinking at our restaurants or simply a few hours of calm browsing and undisturbed relaxation.

Seedlings is run by qualified and experienced childcare practitioners who are passionate about providing a positive, nurturing environment in which children can learn, play, grow and thrive. All Seedlings staff are qualified to at least NVQ3 with training in Paediatric First Aid and Child Protection with enhanced CRBs obtained for all staff.


  • Maximum capacity of 8 children per hour
  • Beautifully decorated play room
  • Dining facility with age-appropriate, woodland-inspired furniture
  • Outdoor space with climbing frame, sandpit, seed planting and JCB ride-on tractors
  • Quiet sleep room with woodland-inspired furniture
  • Secure entry/exit system allowing only known or identified persons to enter premises
  • Risk assessments carried out on a daily basis to ensure premises are always safe for children

Minimum stay is one hour, with a maximum of four hours. You can book on the day or in advance.

Parents and guardians must remain on the Daylesford Farmshop site and are requested to provide a change of clothes, sufficient food and nappies as appropriate, and complete a registration form on their first visit.

Opening hours & fees

  • 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Closed bank holidays
  • Book on the day – £10/hr
  • Pre-block booking of 10hrs – £8/hr

For more information and to book a child’s place at Seedlings telephone 01608 659 184 or 07389 133576