Our nursery is situated in the heart of the charming conservation village of Swineshead, opposite the church and not far from the local primary school. It has its own car park, a secure soft tarmac play area and a field and orchard where children are encouraged to explore, learn, run around and let off steam.

Our Swineshead nursery opened in 2002 in a part-Victorian building whose large and airy rooms have been refurbished to create a lovely, homely environment. Babies and children under two have access to two cosy first-floor activity rooms, while a separate bedroom with full-sized cots allows babies to sleep according to their own routines and sleep patterns.  
Downstairs we have the Toddler Room, which features a toddler gym and a role-play area, offers a wide range of interesting and challenging activities, and children can have a rest in cosy, quiet areas whenever they need to.

At around three years old, children move into the Preschool Room, where there are more opportunities for outdoor play and learning. We encourage the children to explore their environment, use their senses and be physically active and exuberant both indoors and outside.

At Swineshead, we also offer Monti’s Children’s Club, which provides before and after-school and holiday care for children aged four to eleven years of age. The children have their own club room where they can relax, do homework, watch TV, read books or try puzzles and arts-and-crafts activities. During the holidays, Monti’s is open from 8am until 6pm, and each day is packed full of fun activities!


Our Nursery Manager at Swineshead is Courtney Baird. Courtney has been with Mon Ami for many years, initially starting out as a student on placement here. Courtney is Level 3 qualified and very experienced in offering a high-quality environment for children to play and learn in. She has also completed a Level 3 qualification in Management and has specialist training in supporting children with additional needs. Courtney is highly passionate about all aspects of children's development and consistently finds new and unique approaches to enhance the learning experiences of the children in our care.

Hayley Forman supports Courtney as our Deputy Manager and is a long-standing member of the Mon Ami team, having joined us as an Apprentice over twenty years ago! Throughout her time with us, Hayley has worked her way up from Apprentice to Qualified Nursery Practitioner, to Senior Nursery Practitioner, and now to Deputy Manager. She is a real asset to our team with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, as well as a great commitment to providing children with the support and confidence to achieve. 

We are great advocates for healthy eating at Mon Ami, and our fantastic Nursery Cook, Claire, prepares freshly cooked and nutritious meals for the children, sourcing fresh, local or home-grown produce where possible. Claire also regularly enjoys baking with the children, teaching the children all about good food! Our Swineshead nursery has a five-star food hygiene rating from Boston Borough Council and has completed the comprehensive food audit through the Government’s 'Eat Better, Start Better' initiative.