About Lilliputs Day Nursery

Our Philosophy

  • Every child is happy and stimulated.
  • Every child’s efforts are valued.
  • Every child has the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding according to his or her abilities and regardless of their race, culture and gender.
  • Children learn to respect and look after each other.
  • Children feel confident to approach staff with queries.

 

To help you decide

On visiting the nursery the Manager will be happy to show you round and talk to you in detail about the care and facilities we provide.

  • All children are treated as individuals and encouraged to develop at their own pace. We are here to listen, support and advise you at any time.
  • We strictly ensure the equal treatment of all children regardless of gender, ability or ethnic origin. We also show respect for parents, carers, religious, political or personal beliefs.
  • Discipline is approached in a positive manner in conjunction with our Behaviour Management Policy as staff are strictly forbidden to smack or use any other hard procedure. We encourage and reward children to behave in an acceptable way and to love and care for each other.
  • Lilliputs provides complimentary settling in sessions. We encourage parents to visit the Nursery with their children before admission. This ensures a sense of security for the child but also enables parents to get to know the staff and other children and gives the opportunity for anxieties or concerns to be discussed. We want children to feel safe and happy in the absence of their parents.

 

Admissions

Parents are advised to apply for a place for their child as early as possible, even before they are born. Places are often booked up to a year or more in advance. Making an appointment to visit will ensure that someone will be available and can spend some time with you. It is also a good idea to make a list of questions to ask the person showing you round so that you do not forget anything vital.

After applying for a place using our official application form, parents will be informed as soon as possible as to whether a place is available from the date required. If this is accepted, a deposit to the value of one week’s fees will be requested along with written acceptance of the place. The deposit will then be refunded when your child leaves the nursery. It may be necessary to place a child’s name on the waiting list should the place not be available from the date required.

Fees are payable weekly/monthly in advance, please enquire for current prices.

 Minimum attendance is 2 days per week. 

What people say about us

Lilliputs Nursery is Outstanding because:

- Leadership is inspirational. Monitoring of quality is meticulous and supports incisive self evaluation to sustain continuous improvement in all areas of the nursery. 
- Managers and staff are passionate about providing the very best early years education for all children who attend. 
-Staff build wonderfully nurturing relationships with children. Emotional attachments are exceptionally strong.                 - Children enjoy high-quality physical experiences indoors and outdoors.                                                                              - Children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make particularly impressive progress. 

Ofsted - 2017

‘My Husband and I are extremely happy with Lilliputs Nursery. When you first take your child to nursery it is obviously quite daunting and you want them to be happy and well looked after. Lilliputs made this process a lot easier, they have good systems for introducing your child to the nursery and making them feel settled. Our daughter really looks forward to going to nursery and this makes mummy and daddy a lot happier! We have also been impressed with the well planned and thought out activities for the children - lots of these documented with pictures in her online account. We have also been impressed with the staff at Lilliputs- they all seem to enjoy their jobs which creates a really nice atmosphere. In particular for our daughter - Naomi and her team are great! we always gets a very warm welcome when we arrives in the morning. We also feel very confident that Gill and Louise manage the nursery so well and also find time to spend with the children.'

Mrs Fox - March 2016

'Love, love, love this nursery. It is constantly adapting all the equipment/facilities so that the children have the best resources possible. The facilities are fantastic from inside to outside. I love to see that my child has been outside even in wet weather, she is dressed in waterproofs and having fun in the mud kitchen!

The staff are absolutely phenomenal, so so good at their jobs. From management to the apprentices, they all really acknowledge each child and continue to have an interest in the children as they grow up and leave. My oldest 2 children love to come and pick their little sister up so that they can see the staff. 

The communication with the nursery is brilliant. They are always on the other end of the phone and parent zone lets me keep up to date with my child's activities throughout the day. The observations are very detailed and accurate - I can see how the planning behind the activities help my child to progress. It is also evident to see how well trained the staff are to deal with the spontaneous actions of my little girl and encourage her to develop through the love of play!

The only problem I have is that my daughter keeps moving our chairs around to be behind each other and then wants to sing 'wheels on the bus' all the time!! But I absolutely love this too!!

If I had more children, I would without a doubt send them here. I had no problem recommending it to my brother and now my niece attends.'    

Mrs Driver - November 2017

‘My little boy has been attending Lilliputs since he was 8 months (he's now almost two) and I can honestly say it has been the most positive and warming experience for both him and us as parents. Leaving your child at nursery is one of the hardest decisions a parent has to make, but from day one, our son has settled and felt safe. 

Nursery supply an endless supply of activities, messy play, outdoor play and small world opportunities - There are lots of opportunities for parental involvememt such as the pike hike, summer fair, parents eventing and nursery even made teas and coffees for parents one morning which was absolutely lovely and makes a big difference.

Max has come on leaps and bounds at nursery and I am very happy that we chose Lilliputs as the place our son will spend his pre-school years growing and learning.’

Ms Partington - November 2017

‘Lilliputs is an Outstanding nursery. When we leave our daughter each morning, we know that she is going to be in safe hands, well cared for and have a happy and exciting day. Every member of staff that she encounters within Lilliputs have been fantastic. They are always friendly and approachable and strive to make our daughter feel cared for and at ease. I feel that the nursery routine has structure so that our daughter knows what is happening and when. Communication is super between emails, notices within nursery and parentzone. We enjoy looking at the photos published on parentzone to give an insight to the activities completed each day. We love the extra opportunities that nursery provides for example forest school, visiting nursing homes and going out into the community to enrich the learning experience further. ’

Mrs Howarth - November 2017

Caring and Loving Environment Where Children are Safe and Secure