Little Oaks Day Nursery & Pre-School, Accrington

Located in the centre of Accrington and within easy walking distance of both bus and railway stations, Partou Little Oaks provides high-quality childcare in the heart of town.

Having originally opened their doors over thirty years ago, the friendly Little Oaks team have a great relationship with parents and children throughout the local community.


A large sensory room with stimulating lights and colours, designed for babies

Large outdoor play area with soft flooring, flower beds and dens for children to explore

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

Arts and craft sessions, as well as dedicated role-play areas to encourage imagination and creativity

Strong parent partnerships with online learning journals and dedicated key workers

Funded Childcare Options 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 3 £244.75 £55.25 £37.00 £36.50
3+ £237.00 £52.75 £35.75 £35.00


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

  • 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 £5.90 per morning session and £4.85 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.70 per morning session and £0.70 per afternoon session.

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Little Oaks
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01254 390107

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

10 Cannon Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1NJ

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What families say?

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5 stars

17 June 2024

My daughter has been attending the nursery for a couple of months now, she is being assessed for autism so it was important for me to find a nursery that would cater to her needs, she has come on so much in the past couple of months she has attended. Staff are lovely and really helped my girl to sett...

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Iram B

4 stars

05 June 2024

A very friendly staff environment. Always comfort my children and settle them in to start the day. Always going above and beyond for me and my children keeping me updated via emails. The care and development of my children are brilliant. I always feel 100% confident they will be well looked after. Th...

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Macaulay W

4 stars

27 February 2024

I think this is a very good nursery for my child, he makes friends and the staff look after him very well, they teach him new things and are very good at doing their job, and what they do, if the children need help with anything they help them, they also read to them and my son plays with the childre...

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5 stars

17 October 2023

I am really pleased with the nursery. Brilliant staff, very welcoming, caring, helpful and friendly. My 3-year-old son loves coming to the nursery. The activities and learning they do have really helped him reach his developmental milestones. He has numerous allergies and the staff always make sure t...

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5 stars

15 October 2023

Really friendly, approachable, warm staff, can tell all of the staff enjoy working with children and are all very calm and caring, good at their jobs. They care about the child's best interest and tailor the experience to the child, settling in sessions and going at the child's own pace to up the hou...

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4 stars

12 October 2023

Lovely staff, a family feel to the nursery. My son is always happy and excited to go to the nursery and has formed good relationships with the staff members and other children, when he comes home messy I see this as a good sign as I know he has thrown himself into everything.

Courtney F

5 stars

12 October 2023

The Little Oaks team are amazing! Going above and beyond in support of my little girl, she loves going to nursery and has learnt so much. My daughter has attended Little Oaks since she was 10 months old, she’s now three and a half. The team have been key in her learning and development. I can’t s...

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Sammy J

4 stars

12 October 2023

My youngest started in September and he loves it, he's really come out of his shell and his speech has come on leaps and bounds, staff always helpful and polite, I have had two previous siblings go there too and they really enjoyed it.


5 stars

12 October 2023

Little Oaks has helped with both of my children from baby group right up until my eldest left to go to school. They are really understanding and easy to talk to. They keep you up to date with everything your little ones are doing and work alongside parents, helping little ones to meet their milestone...

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4 stars

02 October 2023

My daughter loves coming into nursery and spending time with the staff and the children. She talks about both at home as well as what she has been doing throughout the day. Activities provided always seem to be exciting, engaging, and challenging which my daughter loves. The outdoor areas are fantast...

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Robyn B

5 stars

10 September 2023

I was reluctant to put my child into nursery initially. The staff were very reassuring and supportive. My child was very distressed when I left her, but the staff were incredible with her and very patient. Now, six months on, she is a confident and happy child and loves nursery and her carers. They h...

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5 stars

11 July 2023

My kids go to Little Oakes Nursery for four years and they love it and enjoyed it. Their teacher is very friendly and very kind to them. They did an amazing job, excellent. I would like to highly recommend the Little Oaks Nursery.

Kim B

5 stars

27 April 2023

My daughter has been at this nursery since 2021. Having been born in the Covid pandemic, she wasn't confident around new people. The nursery team have been fantastic. My daughter has made many friends and has loved every minute of her journey at nursery. The team are always happy and very friendly. I...

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Boguslawa W

5 stars

05 April 2023

The nursery team are true gems to this nursery. My baby loves them. They are very friendly, caring, working with a passion and truly dedicated to work and children. I know I can go to work and not worry as he is getting the best care. My baby has made amazing progress and I can highly recommend it t...

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5 stars

21 February 2023

My son started at Little Oaks Private Day Nursery and Pre-school, Accrington roughly 3 months ago. I can't praise the staff enough. He has a meltdown on drop off but they always reassure me that he's fine after a few minutes. He didn't say many words when he first started however I feel he is learnin...

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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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