About us

At Small World Private Day Nursery we provide fun, affordable, flexible child care within an enabling environment.

Our Aims.

The early years to us are extremely important and we provide a range of experiences, opportunities and activities that help your child to develop to the best of their ability.

We want your child to feel secure, valued and confident and be able to develop a sense of achievement within a happy and stimulating environment. We want each child to be happy and be prepared for school. For the children to achieve this we have a range of materials, equipment, toys that suit the ages of the child’ own personal development. We also have an outdoor area where play sessions are supervised in all weathers, we are so close to the park which means we have a good access to the great outdoors.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This starts from Birth until the end of your child’s first year in school.

Your child’s happiness, security and welfare will be our primary concern so that you can be confident your baby will receive the very best of care.

Small World Nursery opened in 1999 and is registered to care for children aged 2-5 years.

All staff are qualified in childcare and continued staff training is a policy of the nursery to ensure a high level of quality childcare and education.
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Where a child has special educational needs, we will endeavour to accommodate them within the nursery.  We work in partnership with parents to accommodate your child’s needs.

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We have our own comprehensive curriculum and have passed OFSTED inspections.

We accept childcare vouchers.  Also L.C.C. Nursery Education Grants reducing the cost of childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, should you meet the criteria?


Monday: Music session with outside company – Jessica

Tuesday: Dance session with qualified instructor

Thursday: PE with ‘A Star Sports’ qualified coach Adrian

Friday: Swimming lessons at Leyland Leisure Centre


We are so fortunate to be so close to the park that our Pre-School Room will access the park in the morning be able to come back with their findings. They will be able to climb trees and make dens along with staff support.

There are 7 areas of development which are divided into two areas :-


Personal, social and emotional development

Self-confidence and self-awareness – children are confident to try new activities, and can say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They can say when they do or don’t need help.
Managing feelings and behaviour – children can talk about how they and others show feelings, can talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They can work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They can adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.
Making relationships – children can play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They can take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They can show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Physical Development

Moving and handling – children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Health and self-care – children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and can talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They can manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

Communication and language

Listening and attention – children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They can give their attention to what is being said to them and respond appropriately, while remaining involved in an activity.
Understanding – children can follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
Speaking – children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.



Reading – children read and understand simple sentences in stories and information books, using phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read, or what has been read to them.


Children write their own labels, captions, messages and simple stories which can be read by themselves and others. They use their phonic knowledge to spell words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They make use of letter patterns and sequences found in many words.


Numbers – children use numbers up to 10 to do simple addition and subtraction to solve practical problems. They can find a total by counting on, and can calculate how many are left from a larger number by counting back.

Shape, space and measures

Children use everyday language to describe and compare size, weight, capacity, time, position and distance. They know and talk about patterns and the properties of flat and solid shapes.

Understanding the world

People and communities – children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

The world

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They can talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They can make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes, including in simple experiments.


Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.

Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using media and materials – children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with different ways of doing these activities. They use and explore a variety of materials, experimenting with colour, design, texture, shape and form.

Being imaginative

Children use what they have learned about media and materials in purposeful and original ways. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art and design, music, dance, role play and stories.

Nursery Opens promptly 7.30am and closes 6.00pm