Welcome to Little Darlings Day Nursery

Why Little Darlings?

At Little Darlings, we aim to achieve positive relationships with both parents and children and provide a welcoming environment that enables all children to thrive – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

It is our quest to ensure that your child is given the best possible start to their life.

An outstanding, exceptional and incomparable setting

About Us

Little Darlings Day Nursery is purpose built and provides a stimulating, exciting and challenging environment, helping children to achieve their full potential.
We offer lots of different facilities to make your child’s time with us as enriching as possible.

Indoor Areas

Our classroom provision is based on the children’s individual interests and learning requirements. We plan and provide stimulating and supported experiences, making children’s learning fun!

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Outdoor Play Areas

We have a newly refurbished outdoor area, fully equipped with an outdoor classroom, sensory garden, mud kitchen and climb and slide.

The garden hosts a wide variety of activities all according to the childrens’ current interests.

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Staff

We have a team of dedicated practitioners, who are passionate about supporting children’s learning and development whilst providing high quality care for your children.   All staff are fully trained in safeguarding children and everybody has achieved their Paediatric First Aid Training.

We have a graduate led management team, Michelle Whittaker the nursery manager holds a B.A honours degree in Early Childhood studies and dedicated to making the nursery a happy and fun environment for all our children and staff.

Staff at Little Darlings constantly work hard at refreshing their skills and often attend external and internal courses and training.

Ofsted

We were delighted to have been rated as OUTSTANDING after our last Ofsted inspection (May 2015).
One of the comments from the report states:

Children are extremely happy, confident and self-assured in this stimulating and welcoming nursery. They have strong attachments to the staff who are very caring and attentive to their needs. This enables the children to explore their environment with confidence and ensures their emotional well-being is supported exceedingly well.

To view a copy of the report please CLICK HERE

Outstanding

Rated OUTSTANDING in our latest Ofsted report

What The Parents Say

Your Children

Your children’s happiness and care is of utmost importance to us and at Little Darlings we go above and beyond to create a safe and nurturing environment for your ‘Little Darlings’ to develop.

  • Low staff:pupil ratios
  • Incredibly caring and dedicated staff
  • Staff ‘continued professional development’ and training updates
  • Bright stimulating enviroment
  • Lots of toys, activities and friends to play with

Safety

The nursery operates with rigorous safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the safety and protection of our children and staff.

Happiness

Smiles are important to us at nursery and we like to ensure our playroom environments are happy and supportive places to learn and develop.

Education

We are now using the award winning IConnect software and our learning journeys are now securely online. Parents can access these from their phone or computer and send us their special moments from home.

We plan a mixture of adult and child led activities. Our child led planning is done ‘in the moment’ which means we build on what our children are doing at that moment in time. We feel this captures their real time interests and generates so much learning. Alongside this we plan focused adult led activities, which ensure that we are helping children progress in all areas of their learning and development.

Your children’s education and welfare are our main priorities