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Set in a beautifully renovated Victorian building, Little People at The Limes opened February 2012 and offers quality care and pre-school education for children aged from babies to 5 years. Our professional staff are all highly qualified in child care and have many years of experience.

Minding children is the reason why we get up in the mornings and our philosophy is to take care of the bodies whilst stimulating the minds of all the young people in our nursery. We are gaining an excellent reputation in Longridge and the surrounding areas for going above and beyond to make sure our clients feel safe and secure in the knowledge that their Little People are happy, safe and content with us taking good care of them.

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We aim to provide the best child care in Longridge, Preston outside of your home. At Little People At The Limes we have an experienced and passionate team who love their work and love to make children smile!  We have the following settings for your perusal.

Lilypads
8am - 5.30pm
  • Age: 0-12months
  • Class Size: 4
Tadpoles
8am - 5.30pm
  • Age: 12-24 months
  • Class Size: 9
Frogs
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Age: 2-3 Years
  • Class Size: 20
Pre School
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Age: 3-4 Years
  • Class Size: 30
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Meals Provided

We provide meals on a daily basis made in our kitchen which has a 5 Star Hygiene Rating.Full day – includes breakfast, lunch, snack and tea

Session Times

8am – 12:30 (includes lunch)
1pm – 5:30pm (includes tea)
Full day – includes breakfast, lunch,
snack and tea 8am – 5.30pm

Learning & Fun

We ensure that your children are taught in a fun, loving and caring environment ensuring your child’s welfare is of paramount importance

Opening Times

Monday 8am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 8am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8am – 5:30pm
Friday 8am – 5:30pm
Extra hours – by request
Early morning From 7am
Later collection Up to 6pm

Our Holidays

Summer Holidays 25th July 2016
Re-open 1st August 2015
Christmas
Closed 24th December 2016
Re – Open 3rd January 2016
All official Bank Holidays

Qualified Teachers

Our professional staff are all highly qualified in child care and have many years of experience.
Meet Our Team
Jane Priest
Owner/Manager
Jane has been caring for children professionally for many years now. Her devotion to her work has earned her a remarkable reputation with all our regular clients locally for her warmth and loving nature. She has a naturally nurturing disposition, loves children, and always has their best interests at heart. She comes highly qualified, having the prestigious Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Shauna Killeen
Room Leader -Lilypads
Shauna first came to nursery on placement from college, but we loved her and her enthusiasm so much that we kept her. She is now the room leader of the Lilypads room, after completing her Level 3 and is starting a Uni course in September to further her qualifications. She is very chatty and bubbly, and is full of great ideas.
Emily
Room Leader - Frogs
Emily is our room leader in the 2-3 years room. Hailing fresh from her travels to Tenerife where she worked for the resident Holiday Club. Emily is an enthusiastic and energetic member of our team. With her Levels 3 and 5 in Early Years and 5 years previous experience in the childcare profession, Emily brigs with her a wealth of knowledge to our setting.
Marika Stanley
Deputy Manager
Marika is room leader in the Frogs Room. She is currently studying her Level 5 after recently passing her NVQ Level 3 with flying colours. Her calm and caring attitude has won over the children in the toddler room, making her a hit with toddlers from the moment they start with us.
Nichola Rochardson
Room Leader - Tadpoles
Nichola had a complete career change when she joined us as an apprentice but has already established herself as a firm favourite with children and parents alike.  She will be undertaking the new EYE qualification – Early Years Educator – in February and is keen to move up the ladder in Nursery and take on the role of Room Leader.
Jen Bamber
Room Leader - Pre-School
Jen is room leader in Pre-School with a vivacious personality; we took her on over 4 years ago after returning from being a nanny in Australia, she has gained a level 5 qualification and has worked with all ages furthering her experience. Jen is a brilliant room leader who has built strong relationships with children, parents and staff.
 EarlYearFoundatioStage

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.