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Pre-school staff created a farm yard scene this week and the children loved exploring!

Our new nursery in Peterborough is nearly ready to open!


We'll be holding stay and play sessions every Thursday morning starting on the 7th December in Peterborough.


Please note these sessions are at the nursery in Peterborough and not in Spalding.

Are you eligible for chilcare support? Find out now!

We've just introduced a fun new play area for the kids! It's already a hit!

Finalists at the Education Awards for Pre-school of the Year


We're over the moon to be nominated as finalists finalists at the Education Awards for Pre-school of the Year! Very thankful to everyone that nomonated us!


June - CCTV Updates


In order to improve the security of the nursery we have replaced the old camera system with a new CCTV system that now includes cameras inside and outside the nursery.  Previously cameras were only outside.


A copy of the CCTV policy can be provided to you upon request either at the nursery or via email. Jenny and I are also happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the running of the system including the maintaining of confidentiality and data protection compliance.

This is not a webcam facility so you, as parents are not able to login and view the footage. Jenny, staff members and I are able to view the footage at anytime via a monitor in the managers office of the nursery building and I am able to view the footage remotely if the need arises. The system is in operation 24 hours a day.


Cameras are in the pre school rooms, toddler and baby rooms, the kitchen and the garden. No camera is focused on any area that requires privacy such as toilets and changing areas. Still images are not captured, it is a continuous live feed.  Footage will not be distributed in any way and is purely for the purpose of monitoring the safety and wellbeing of your children, the staff and the premises. 


Please feel free to contact me via email at or the nursery manager Jenny in person at the nursery or via her email at with any questions or concerns.



Friday 29th May 2020


We are really looking forward to welcoming some of our children back to Lilliput next week and just wanted to make sure that you are all aware of the changes to drop off and pick up.  


We have introduced a door buzzer system to reduce the amount of people coming in and out of the nursery.  Parents should press the relevant buzzer for their child’s room (unless it is before 9am, in which case ring the pre school buzzer for all children) and a member of staff will come and collect your child.  They will be taken to wash their hands and then to their allocated room.  


Staff and children will remain in the same groups throughout the day where possible and we will be spreading out and making use of all of the space available to us.  


We will also be spending lots of time in the garden (weather dependent) so please can you make sure your child has a hat and sun cream.

Thursday 16th April 2020


Just a reminder to our Parents and carers whose children are due to start school in September 2020, you will be able to log on to your school admissions account on Thursday 16th April, to find out which school place your child has been offered.

5 stars from the Food, Health and Safety team


We were inspected by the Food, Health and Safety team on 8th May 2019 and were awarded 5 stars.


December 2019 - Christmas Lunch


On Friday the 13th December we will be having our Christmas party. We will be dressing up in Christmas jumpers, having Christmas dinner and will even be getting special visit from Santa!

November 2019 - Children in Need


We all dressed up in PJs and onesies all week to raise money for Children in Need. We raised over £100 in total!

November 2019 - Story Time


The toddlers took a trip to the local library for a fantastic craft session and some story time. We got to bring some great books back to the nursery.

October 2019 - Feeding the Ducks.


The baby room took a walk down the river to feed the ducks.

Craft Sessions for St Matthew's Wreath Festival - December 2018


The pre-school children had great fun in their craft sessions making wreaths for St Matthew's Wreath Festival this weekend. The wreaths were admired by all who attended!

December 13th 2017 - Santa's Visit!


Santa came to visit today! The children were very excited to receive their presents.

March 7th 2017 - World Book Day


On Thursday, both the Children and staff enjoyed dressing up in our favurite bok characters for World Book Day.


Pre-school staff dresses up as the characters from 'Room on the broom' - a book by Axel Scheffler, which is a favourite from the pre-school children. They even acted out the story for them at story time whilst Amy read it.

August 4th 2016 - Ascoughefee Hall Museum and Park Visit


The children had an amazing time exploring Ascoughefee Hall Museum and Park. The explored the museum and learned about the history of Spalding and even had the chance to build a wooden bridge!

July 2016 - New Soft Play Room!


Toddlers have been enjoying our new soft play room - building, climbing and having lots of fun!

June 2016 - Queen's Birthday!


We had great fun celebrating the Queen's birthday! The children made their own decorations of flags, bunting and posters and we baked our own party food for the tea party. The children played party games and decorated their own crowns to wear. It was great fun and all the staff enjoyed it too!

Pre-School - April 2016


This week pre-school have been enjoying all the new toys we have bought  with the sponsorship money you all raised! Among these new toys  are the puppet show, play shop, puzzles, games and light box! We have been exploring Spring this week and we have been conducting lots of experiments over the last few weeks, making coloured flowers this week, and last week we enjoyed making a shaving foam rain cloud in a jar and also a colour mixing experiment and volcano!

Sport Relief - March 2016


Well done to everyone who dressed up and took part in our activities this week to raise money for Sport Relief!

Valentine's and Pancake Day!


Over the last few weeks pre-school have been very busy! In the garden we have loved playing with coloured spaghetti in the messy tray, we also enjoyed making teddy bear pancakes on Pancake Day and Valentine's Day craft! The children are really enjoying the new mark making area and in the Owl Room too.

Pre-School Messy Play- January 2016


Last week pre-school enjoyed some messy play with rice in the craft room! The children enjoyed pretending to cook and emptying and filling pots!

New Topic For Pre-School - January 2016


Pre-school have started their new topic of stickman this week. Our activities that we really enjoyed included story sequencing cards, mark making in our 'snow' salt tray and stick man painting following instructions. Welcome back to all of our children and families and we are pleased to welcome some new children starting this term!

Christmas at Lilliput!


Just before Christmas we enjoyed our Christmas party, we all wore our Christmas jumpers and enjoyed a yummy Christmas dinner! We played christmas bingpo and party games including pass the parcel and musical bumps. We also took our sleigh and Santa hats into the garden.


We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year!

Pre-School Halloween Week - 23rd October, 2015


This week pre-school have been continuing with our Room on the Broom topic and also looking at Halloween. The activites we have enjoyed included making leag ghosts after going on a walk to collect our leaves and paper plate pumpkin faces.


For cooking this week we have been making witches hats with ice cream cones, chocolate and sprinkles. We have also done orange stuffed pepper pumpkins.

McMillan Cancer Research - 6th October, 2015


Thank you to all the parents and carers who supported us to raise money for McMillan Cancer Research, selling the yummy cakes made by the staff! We raised £36.93 so thank you everyone who bought a cake and donated money.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum - 5th June, 2015


The babies made the most of the beautiful weather and took a walk to Ayscoughfee Hall Museum. They enjoyed playing in the park running on the green and they enjoyed a yummy ice lolly\1

Pre-School Peter Rabbit - 2nd - 6th March, 2015


This week pre-school have been enjoying their new topic of Peter Rabbit, which will also tie in with Easter! We've done lots of activities including baking rabbit cakes, making our rabbit faces for peter Rabbit characters and our bunny number games. We've also made some bunny ears to practice our rabbi themed songs ready for our Easter Music Festival at 3:30pm on Friday 27th March!

World Book Day - Thursday, March 5th, 2015


Andrea and Becky took some children to the library to choose some new books for us to read at story-time.

Gruffalo Walk - 24th Feb - 27th Feb 2015


This week Pre-school have loved getting out and about! Using our new walk equipment we went for a Gruffalo walk to the park, we think we found the gruffalo's cave and we found a birdhouse where we think the owl lives. Unfortunately the Gruffalo wasn't home so we coudn't go for lunch! 


Children in Need at Lilliput


We've had a fantastic couple of days raising money for Lilliput. We've dressed up as superheroes and pricesses and we think the staff loved dressing up as much as the children!


Take a look at more images on our Facebook page or our gallery.

We are hosting a Macmillon coffee morning on Friday 26th September between 9am and 10am where coffee and cake will be on sale. We hope you can join us to raise money for Macmillon Cancer Care. If you are unable to join us for coffee, the cake stall will still be available all day.


We look forward to seeing you!

Congratulations Andrea!


Well done to Andrea Pilkington our Deputy Manager for graduating having passed her Foundation Degree in Applied Studies Early Childhood.

5 stars from the Food, Health and Safety team!


We were inspected by the Food, Health and Safety team on 30th June 2014 and were awarded 5 stars.

World Cup 2014 at Lilliput!


The baby room is supporting the World Cup! The pictures are of the football players they cut out and painted and also they decorated the room with a World Cup theme. Shame about England being out already!

The Baby Room has a new pet fish, Goldie!


This week the babies went for a walk and we all picked the newest addition to our baby room, our fish called Goldie.

Areas of Learning and Development - We've put up this new sign to help to explain the way we work within the EYFS (Early Years Foundation stage) framework. We hope parents are happy with this and it goes someway to explaining the different EYFS areas.

Jungle Room Our New Jungle Room!

New Jungle Room!


We've been hard at work at Lilliput nursery and we're proud to announce we have a new Jungle Room, which will be available to all children to play in! Please see our gallery for more images.

Improvement Plan


Over the coming months we will be working towards improving the inside and outside areas of the nursery.


The first part of our improvement plan was to move the babies to the upstairs rooms and the Pre-School children to the downstairs rooms. We felt that this would provide the babies with a safe and calm environment away from the front door and office. The move has been successfully completed and by moving the babies upstairs we have been able to provide them with a separate eating, sleeping area and play area.


The benefit to the Pre-School children of being downstairs is that we are able to provide them with a more effective social learning environment. They have free flow movement with the support of our staff to access different learning experiences across three rooms, set out in a way that is better able to support their learning and development through play. The Pre-School children also eat their meals and snacks downstairs and have better access to the outside play area.


The second part of our improvement plan was to move the main staff and managers office up to the third floor, allowing us the opportunity to turn the old office on the ground floor into a room for the shared use of all the children in the nursery with a jungle animal theme. We've also painted the hallway giving it a brighter and fresher feel.


The next part of our improvement plan is to provide a soft grassy play area outside with a sectioned off area for the babies to play safely.

October 2013 - We've been decorating at Lilliput Nursery!

Contact Us

Lilliput Day Nursery

12 High Street


PE11 1TW


Tel: 01775 766130


Make an enquiry using our Contact Form.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 7AM - 6PM



Return to Nursery - Following the government annoucement, please contact us if you plan to return your child to nursery W/C 1st June. 

Key Worker Spaces Available - We have spaces available for vulnerable children and children of 'key workers'.

Coronovirus Updates - We will continue to open as normal from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday if your child meets 'vulnerable child' criteria or you are classed as a 'key worker'.

5 stars from the Food, Health and Safety team - We were inspected by the Food, Health and Safety team on 8th May 2019 and were awarded 5 stars.

We have free places available for two year olds for 15 hours a week during term time. Contact us to see if you are eligible.

We also have free places available for children aged 3 - 5 years. Please Contact us for further information.

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