Our Rooms

Where curious minds create awe and wonder for everyone

Our Rooms

Where curious minds create awe and wonder for everyone

Baby room spa

Our babies - Lemon Room

Our nursery is the perfect place to begin your child’s journey.  We offer settling in sessions for you and your baby to feel safe and happy in their new environment. This is the start of a long-standing relationship with your family, ensuring secure bonds between your child and nursery team We offer a comforting environment with a variety of resources for our babies to explore, develop and discover through play  Sensory play is promoted, helping them to make sense of the world by connecting what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel  Our babies enjoy wide variety of books and stories, music, and rhymes introducing early literacy and communication skills.

Toddlers - Orange Room

Our toddlers thrive as they become more independent and curious  We offer a range of natural resources and provide plenty of messy play opportunities to encourage learning through creativity  We have a wide range of age-appropriate books and resources to encourage communication and develop language and literacy skills  We encourage independence and free thinking by allowing the children to choose and lead activities carefully guided by our practitioners  We promote physical creativity through music and movement which is key in helping to develop children’s motor skills  We continue to promote early wellbeing awareness and relaxation techniques to help our children understand their thoughts and feelings.

Preschool – Lime Room

Our preschool room supports ‘school readiness’ through a wide range of quality resources and equipment that promotes all areas of the EYFS.  We embed maths and literacy into everyday routines providing opportunities for letter and number recognition.  We give encouragement and praise to our children inspiring them to investigate and be curious of the world around them. We promote an inclusive environment where we take part in a variety of cultural and international celebrations.

Outdoor spaces

In our fabulous outdoor garden spaces our children can wander, climb, splash, and run, which is essential for healthy development and wellbeing.  We allow children to understand and take risks which helps to build their confidence, independence, and eagerness to learn.  Our children are introduced to important life skills and encouraged to try new things through play and exploration, with activities such as role play, water play and investigative play  Our children are active participants in the local community regularly going to on walks and to the local shops.


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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