Lime Tree Nursery

Where curious minds create awe and wonder for everyone

Lime Tree Nursery

Where curious minds create awe and wonder for everyone

Our Vision

“We aim to create a safe, secure environment where all children, families and staff feel valued, empowered and happy to grow and learn together. Children actively learn through play and develop independence, confidence and self-esteem, skillfully supported by qualified practitioners who creatively make learning fun for everyone.”

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About Us

Our ethos here at Lime Tree Nurseries’, is to help lay the foundations for a full, enriched, and happy start to each one of our children’s early years and education. We strive to provide the children with long life skills which they need to thrive throughout their lives, all while giving them a sense of belonging, encouraging self-independence, confidence, and the ability to spread kindness.

Incorporating curiosity and awe and wonder into our nursery life encourages the children to become more adventurous and explore happiness and enjoyment within a nurturing environment.

Our Nurseries

Barnsley (Athersley)

Lime Tree Nursery Athersley
Old NHS Site
Unit 1-2 Laithes Lane
S71 3AQ

01226 290 294

Rotherham (Maltby)

Lime Tree Nursery Maltby
S66 8JF

01709 812 020

Rotherham (Eastwood)

Lime Tree Nursery Eastwood
182 Fitzwilliam Road
S65 1QA

01709 830 999

Rotherham (Herringthorpe)

Lime Tree Nursery Herringthorpe
292 Badsley Moor Lane
S65 2QW

01709 718 996

Worksop (Carlton-in-Lindrick)

Lime Tree Nursery Carlton
90 Doncaster Road
S81 9JU

01909 730 333

North Anston

Lime Tree @ The Hall
75 Ryton Road
North Anston
S25 4DL

01909 518 850

Thrybergh Nursery

Lime Tree Nursery Thrybergh
St Peters Church
Oldgate Lane
S65 4JL

01709 852 288

Latest news

Sponsored Readathon

September 13, 2023

Our Atherlsey team recently had a sponsored readathon supported by Usborne books.  They raised a whopping £340 with Usbourne books adding another £100 for them to spend on books.  They have a fabulous collection of books to add to their library. 

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Community Food Hub

September 13, 2023

Our Carlton in Lindrick Nursery have been successfully running a community food hub every Tuesday lunch time in all weathers.  The dedicated team set up in the carpark ready for opening at 12.45 pm.  We work with FareShare to buy surplus food which we then sell on to everyone in the community.  A bag costs Community Food Hub

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How early do I need to put my child’s name down for a place?

We recommend as soon as possible to secure your place as the nurseries can fill up very fast.

How do I book a place for my child?

You can contact our nursery managers by telephone or email to arrange to have a look around the nursery and complete the paperwork.

Can my child visit before starting their sessions?

To ensure a smooth transition into nursery we recommend at least 3 settling-in visits for all children to enable them to adapt to their new surroundings and to meet staff and children in the room. Where possible, we suggest this is done over 2 weeks to ensure there is time if required, to increase the number of visits.

How often are your nurseries inspected by Ofsted?

OFSTED inspections take place approximately once every cycle, this is normally between 2 and 5 years. New settings are inspected with 2½ years of opening.

Are all staff DBS (police checked)?

Yes, all staff have to have a DBS check completed when they first start at Lime Tree Nursery. All staff are signed up to the DBS update service which allows us to regular check there have been no changes to the DBS status.

Do all staff currently hold a relevant level 3 qualification?

Our staff are qualified to Level 3 in childcare or higher. Staff who do not hold a level 3 qualification are currently studying towards one on our apprenticeship programme.

Are all the staff First aid trained?

All our staff are first aid trained.

How will my child’s progress be checked throughout nursery?

Every child is allocated a key person who will get to know and develop a special bond with your child. They will plan activities based on your child’s interests and complete their learning development journal through observation and link to progress within the EYFS. You will be able to access this through the Family app.

My child has special educational needs and disability (SEND), can they still attend Lime Tree Nursery

They most certainly can. We are a fully inclusive nursery and will adapt our care to the individual needs of each child who attends, where possible. At Lime Tree Nursery, in addition to the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) based in the nursery, we have a SEND team who provide support, advice and guidance to the Nursery SENDCo for those children who present with additional needs.

How often will my child play outside?

We go outside daily in all-weathers within nursery and where children have direct access to the outdoors we operate free flow play (children choose whether they want to play inside or out).

Do you go for walk/trips?

Yes, it’s important that the children learn about their the local community. We go out on local walks to the park, to visit the library etc.

How can I pay for my childcare fees?

We accept payment by bank transfer, cash and childcare vouchers. We are registered with most childcare voucher companies for parents who receive childcare vouchers through work.

Do you offer 2,3 & 4yr old funded places?

Yes, we offer funded places for eligible 2 year olds, and 3-4 year olds are eligible for 15 and 30 hours free childcare. You can read more about Tax Free Childcare and funded places here (link to more info).

Is there a family discount available if you have more than one child attending the nursery?

Yes, if you have siblings at nursery, there will be a reduction in fees. Please speak to the Nursery Manager at your nursery for more details.

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