About Our Nurseries

Parklands Nursery (KIrkby) is rated as GOOD by Ofsted (December 2012). Parklands Lydiate is also rated GOOD and is due for its inspection any time now. The recent inspection at Kirkby said:

  • All the staff team have a good knowledge of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and plan a wide range of activities to promote children’s learning.

  • The manager and directors are committed to quality improvement and the development of the staff to support children’s learning. They carry out regular meetings at all levels to ensure staff have the support they need.

  • Children are engaged and happy to learn in a friendly environment. They show good levels of independence and communicate enthusiastically with staff.

  • Relationships between staff and parents are good and parents feel that they are kept fully informed about their child’s progress.

To download a copy of the report visit Ofsted’s website or CLICK HERE.


Parklands Nursery Lydiate
Parklands Kirkby is pleased to announce that it has now joined up with Parklands Nursery in Lydiate. The website will be redeveloped to include both nurseries but please click here for the old website and for new pages as we put them together.


A stimulating happy environment

Parklands Nurseries provide a friendly, happy, safe, and caring environment where children can learn at their own pace.

We make learning enjoyable through fun and stimulating activities, always putting the welfare and happiness of the
children first.

There are varied play facilities from ‘messy play’ with water, sand, play dough and activities such as art, craft, dance and drama.

Both nurseries have been purposely designed to provide a modern and bright environment with separate rooms to accommodate different age ranges. Lydiate was redecorated in 2014 and Kirkby in January 2015 with additional facilities upstairs to enhance children’s learning experience.

Babies 0-2 year olds

Babies are cared for in their own beautiful bright rooms, where love and cuddles are our priority.

2-3 year olds

In our 2-3 year old room, the children are encouraged to gain independence and development through play.

3-5 year olds

Our 3-5 year old children are kept busy by preparing for their big move to Infant School. At Kirkby our qualified teacher works closely with each child to ensure this period of change is a smooth one.

Accreditation and frameworks

Parklands Nurseries operate under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which brings together the Birth to Three Matters Framework, Curriculum Guidance for Foundation Stage and the National Standards for Under 8′s Day-care and Child-minding.

We are registered with Ofsted and offer an extensive pre-school programme ensuring that the early learning goals are achieved and equip your child for a happy and rewarding school life in the future and we operate within the Code of Practice for Identification and Assessment of Special Education Needs.

At our Kirkby setting we have received the highest possible marks for the national ’I CAN’ accreditation (www.ican.org.uk) which helps us support the language needs of your child and we are recognised by ‘I CAN’ as a centre of good practice.