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About Us


Whitefriars children's Nursery ltd has been established since 1988 providing excellent quality childcare 51 weeks of the year in Penwortham, near Preston.  we offer childcare from the age of 6 months - 4 years

We feel that the early years are extremely important and we aim to provide a range of experiences, opportunities and activities that help your child to develop to the best of his or her ability. Our aims at the Nursery are to ensure your child has the best start in life by learning in a safe environment while enjoying every minute.


Our Mission Statement


It is our mission to provide high quality Childcare for all children in our care. All our staff aim to provide a welcoming, stimulating environment where each child feels at home and settles well.

The staff pride themselves on keeping up to date with training by attending courses so that they are fully aware what is expected of them.

The children learn best in a fun, and friendly environment, we provide permanent provisions around the nursery to give all children the opportunity to build on their skills and increase independence and self esteem.

We strive to help all children reach their full potential and give them a good foundation for starting school.

Lancashire Quality Award

It was an honour to be awarded the Lancashire Quality Award in March 2014 after working through the 8 modules as a team over a 2 year period. The Quality Award provides an opportunity for practitioners to spend focused time together looking at what they do every day and considering which parts work well and which could be further developed.

It is an overarching systematic tool for self evaluation and reflection that will embrace all areas within the setting, from leadership and management to daily routines. The Lancashire Quality Award is underpinned by the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Quality Improvement Principles.


2023 OFSTED Report

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Reviews (Updated Aug 2023)

" A big thank you for all your support and kindness. I felt at home right away thanks to all of you"!


"Thank you so much for looking after our baby girl so well in the last couple of months. We can really see how kind and caring you are as a team"


"We couldn't have chosen a better nursery for our boy" BIG HEARTS SHAPE LITTLE MINDS.


" It's hard to write in words how grateful we are for how well you have all looked after our little girl"



 You are the most fabulous, friendly team, words are not enough to say " Thank you " for all the care, learning and fun over the years.

 Never forget how much you are all valued by children and their families.


"I can’t thank Whitefriars enough for everything they’ve done for my son, he started at this beautiful nursery at 7 months old and they’ve always put him first. They go above and beyond. All the staff are kind caring and make me feel so much happier knowing they are looking after my son. They’ve helped him in so many ways and he is becoming an amazing caring young boy and I have the nursery to thank for that!"

"Forever going that extra mile for every child. Ladies your kindness and heart-warming love you give to my child and I’m sure every other child in Whitefriars doesn’t go a miss . I appreciate everyone one of you"

"When looking for a nursery I wanted a small, child focussed, family feel nursery and that is exactly what Whitefriars is. I myself went to Whitefriars nursery and had so many happy memories there I wanted my daughter to have the same experience. All the staff at Whitefriars nursery take the time to get to know your child as an individual and are so attentive and caring; my daughter loves going to nursery and her days are full of fun activities which have accelerated her progress and development. The staff take the time to focus on every individual child, their needs and their progress, they inform parents daily of milestones reached and achievements accomplished. I couldn't pick a better nursery for my daughter than Whitefriars and cannot recommend them highly enough"


"I just want to say a big thank you to all the staff for helping my daughter with her potty training last week. I could see how this task was making her feel so anxious at the start of the week and how now she mastered using the potty how she has a sense of achievement. I know she is still feeling worried about maintaining this. She has been walking into nursery this week really proud and wanting to share her achievements"

"I could not have done with without you. The staff have been great with her so nurturing and patient. I think she wanted to do this so much for us all and feel so proud of her. I love how each child is valued as an individual and you are all aware of their needs and how they are doing. when I come into to collect I can see a sense of true teamwork with staff it really is lovely. 

Thank you so much for all your help"

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