Bluebells Day Nursery & Pre-School, Fulwood

Partou Bluebells is an excellent day nursery and pre-school which provides high-quality daycare and early years education to families throughout Fulwood, Grange, Ribbleton, and the surrounding areas.

From dens and reading corners, to exploration stations and sensory rooms, our excellently equipped nursery encourages children to develop by embracing their natural interests.


Fabulous playrooms filled with exciting resources which engage and inspire children

A dedicated pre-school and range of extra-curricular activities

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

A large, safe and secure outdoor play area allowing fresh air play come rain or shine

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 2 £278.25 £60.50 £38.00 £35.25
2 to 3 £266.25 £59.50 £38.00 £35.25
3+ £260.00 £57.25 £36.75 £34.25


Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

Additional Options: Early Start – £4.75 (from 7am – subject to availability and booked in advance)

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £5.75 per morning session and £4.75 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.70 per morning session and £0.70 per afternoon session.

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Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01772 798 034

Open Mon - Fri, 7.00am to 6.00pm

Longsands Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9PS

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What families say?

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Aimee D

5 stars

24 February 2024

Our daughter loves this nursery! She is so excited to get there in the mornings. The ladies are amazing with her and you can tell they really care about the children. Since our little girl has started going here she has developed so much, we can really see the hard work that everybody puts in.

Helen W

5 stars

19 November 2023

The staff and management are really friendly and always available for advice if needed. The outside space, baby room and sensory room are impressive. My son’s learning and development have come on loads. The 4-week meal plan is a good idea and the children always receive a healthy balanced diet ...

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Claire B

5 stars

16 November 2023

I couldn't have asked for a better nursery for my son. The staff are all incredibly caring and qualified, they are always happy to see your child and spend time with them. Our son has additional needs and nothing has ever been too much for Bluebells Private Day Nursery, their SENCO is absolutely am...

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Nicole B

5 stars

09 October 2023

Amazing staff, made to feel extremely welcome, my son has special needs and is learning at a much lower level to his peers, Bluebells Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Preston took this in their stride and since Parker started Bluebells, many more special needs children have started at bluebells an...

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5 stars

20 August 2023

My daughter has attended preschool and she is leaving for school this time. She has had the best time with lots of activities and she has come on leaps and bounds since attending this fabulous nursery. She has formed strong bonds with the staff who are so caring and they are so supportive with my chi...

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Natalie O

5 stars

02 August 2023

My son has attended this nursery since May 2021. It has been an incredible journey for my son at Bluebells as he has additional needs and they have been a big part of his progress. It has been overwhelming to see him develop over the past 2 years due to the hard work and support put in by the manager...

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5 stars

28 July 2023

My son and daughter both attend Bluebells. My son is just leaving there to start school. He has loved it there every day and always mentions how the staff have looked after him and that he’s enjoyed his day there. The staff are all so lovely and helpful. We have loved having Bluebells as our nurser...

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5 stars

28 July 2023

All the staff at Bluebells are kind and caring and amazing with the children! Bluebells have provided the children with extra curriculum activities, trips and lots of fun family days where parents get the chance to get involved too which is lovely. I would highly recommend Bluebells as it has made my...

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Shanaz P

5 stars

23 March 2023

From the first day of our little boy starting Bluebells Nursery, we have been nothing but impressed and overwhelmed with how caring and amazing the staff and nursery are. The resources are amazing and so much thought goes into the daily activities of the rooms. The manager and all the staff members g...

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5 stars

23 March 2023

My little boy has been coming to Bluebells since September and has settled in really well. All the staff are lovely and keep me updated on my son's progress and things he has been up to in the day. The room is always clean and tidy.

Charlotte H

4 stars

01 December 2022

The staff here are so friendly and caring. They genuinely just love spending time with our children and giving them the best start in life. With fun-packed learning every day, always do different things and have new experiences. My daughter is so happy here and has made some lovely friends with bo...

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Akilabanu C

5 stars

07 September 2022

I don't know where to start, but the staff of the nursery is amazing overall. My daughter has some issues with her development, but they were so helpful in all ways. They were getting her involved and (anchorage) in all the activities that they do, for example, going out on trips with her or particip...

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5 stars

05 September 2022

My children love Bluebells! The staff are fantastic and there is a great range of activities to keep them busy. As a working mum it is such a weight off my mind to know they are so well looked after.

Ifeoluwa O

5 stars

21 February 2022

My daughter has been attending Bluebells preschool for over a year and had no trouble settling in. The staff are very friendly and obviously passionate about what they do. My daughter is always excited to be dropped off which confirms she does have a good time there I would definitely recommend it ...

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Hema P

5 stars

08 February 2022

My son has been going to Bluebells nursery since he was 10 months old and is now nearly 4 years old. He has come on leaps and bounds in terms of meeting key milestones, potty training, communication skills and confidence. He learns a lot by doing activities at nursery that he wouldn't do at home. Fo...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one


We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.


In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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