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About Us

Your Child Is in Great Hands

Our Story

Welcome to our website! We are a children's nursery business established in August 2012 and proudly owned by Hayley Pidgeon and Dawn Edwards.

Our journey began when Hayley and Dawn, both experienced child care professionals, decided to create a nurturing and stimulating environment for children. They both had a vision of establishing a safe, fun, and educational space for children to grow and develop.


At Lilypads Day Nursery & Pre-School Ltd, we believe that every child is a unique individual with boundless potential. Our philosophy is based on the understanding that each child deserves a secure, caring, and stimulating environment that supports their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.


We are dedicated to providing a play-based curriculum that is designed to engage children in meaningful and age-appropriate learning experiences. We recognise that children learn best through hands-on exploration and discovery, and we strive to create an environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.


We value diversity and inclusivity, and we celebrate the distinct backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives that each child brings to our community at Lilypads. We believe that a sense of belonging and connectedness is essential for children's well-being, and we endeavour to create a warm and welcoming environment where children, families, and educators feel supported and respected.


At Lilypads, we believe that early childhood education is a collaborative effort between families and educators. We value open communication, and we strive to establish strong partnerships with families to support children's growth and development. We believe that when families and educators work together, we can create the best possible outcomes for children.


Above all, our philosophy is based on a profound respect for children and their unique journeys. We are committed to nurturing each child's individuality and helping them to develop into confident, capable, and compassionate members of our community at Lilypads.

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Health & Safety

At Lilypads Day Nursery & Pre-School Ltd, the health, safety, and well-being of your child is our top priority. We maintain a safe, secure, and healthy environment for all children in our care by adhering to strict health and safety guidelines.


Staff Training and Qualifications

Our staff members are highly trained and qualified in first aid, child protection, and health and safety. We provide regular training and development opportunities to ensure that our staff members stay up-to-date with the latest health and safety practices.


Child Protection

We have robust child protection policies and procedures in place to ensure that all children are safe and protected from harm. Our staff members are trained to recognise and respond appropriately to any concerns or signs of abuse or neglect.


Risk Assessments

We carry out regular risk assessments of our premises and equipment to ensure that potential hazards are identified and addressed promptly. We also conduct risk assessments for any activities that involve children to ensure that they are safe and age-appropriate.


Healthy Eating

We believe that a healthy diet is important for children's growth and development. We provide nutritious meals and snacks that are prepared on-site using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


Illness and Medication

We have clear policies and procedures in place for managing illness and medication. We follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and ensure that all medication is administered safely and appropriately.



We take security very seriously at Lilypads Day Nursery & Pre-School Ltd. Our premises are secured with CCTV and all visitors are required to sign in and out. We also have strict policies and procedures in place for the collection and drop-off of children.

We are committed to maintaining a safe, secure, and healthy environment for all children at Lilypads Day Nursery & Pre-School Ltd.


If you have any questions or concerns about our health and safety policies and procedures, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us

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