Pendle nursery rebrands and expands

A popular Pendle nursery’s move to new purpose-built premises is getting a big thumbs up from children, parents and staff alike.

Pendle Court Day Nursery, formerly Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery, has opened its doors in Pendle Court, Westfield, Nelson following a £1.8m programme of works.

The 15,000 sq ft single storey premises provides the perfect setting for the many children in their care, ranging from the age of three months right up to pre-school.

Nursery owner Louise Wilkinson said: “I took over the nursery on Lomeshaye in 2009 and it was in my 10-year plan to open a purpose-built nursery in which each age group would have their own classroom, dining room and outdoor areas and for the younger ones, sleeping areas.

“Today, we have all those facilities and more. The nursery feels so spacious and has a huge amount of natural light and you can already see the impact it is having on the children and staff.

“Providing a secure, happy and safe environment for children to learn and play is vital to their development and I’m really proud to say that’s what they now have.

“Investment in the project has been huge, running to some £1.8m, which really cements our loyalty to the area and the parents and children we hope to continue to serve for years to come.”

The expansion enables the nursery to welcome new children to the Pendle Court family, and in turn means a requirement for additional members of staff.

Additional space allows the nursery to forge ahead with additional activities to regular day-to-day learning, such as French, dance classes and most recently yoga, to ensure children are stimulated in different ways throughout the day. 

They have also added forestry skills to the curriculum, with a former parent working with children on subjects of bugs, insects, health and safety and each child takes home something they have made.

Parents and potential new parents considering their options were invited to look around the nursery the weekend after it opened its doors, and from here on the nursery will operate an open door policy, enabling people to view the settings and meet the staff at a time which suits them. 

The nursery is constantly evolving in order to meet the needs of the children in its care. It was one of the first 20 nurseries in the country to receive Millie’s Mark; a special endorsement to childcare providers who have 100 per cent of staff trained in paediatric first aid and boasts the Lancashire Quality Mark.