Whalley Meadows Day Nursery & Forest School, Clitheroe

Located close to Clitheroe Train Station, Partou Whalley Meadows provides a unique, stimulating environment which promotes the confidence, self-esteem, and physical development of children.

Its on-site forest school offers children daily access to a safe woodland area, promoting Partou’s commitment to physical, creative, and imaginative play that inspires the natural interest of children.

Facilities

Activities planned around children’s interests including arts, sports and French lessons

Forest school sessions, allowing children to learn through woodland exploration

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

Hands-on fun with gardening in our vegetable patch

Established, highly qualified staff with First Aid Certificates and DBS checks

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
Daily
7:30am – 6:00pm
Morning
7:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 3 £286.00 £61.50 £39.00 £38.00
3+ £262.75 £59.60 £36.75 £34.25

 

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 £6.00 per morning session and £5.00 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.70 per morning session and £0.70 per afternoon session.

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Whalley Meadows
Day Nursery
& Forest School

01254 825550

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

Olympic House, The Sidings, Clitheroe BB7 9SE

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What families say?

Overall rating

5 stars

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4 stars

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H B

5 stars

18 June 2024

My children have come on leaps and bounds since being at Partou Whalley Meadows Nursery, they absolutely love it and the staff are so helpful and go above and beyond to help whenever there is anything that I may need assistance with.

Jade T

3 stars

09 April 2024

Not a very good experience. My son is special needs and they expected him to fit in like a typical child. When he didn't they made him the problem and reduced his hours. Lots of negative feedback about my son everyday. Never anything positive. This nursery almost lost my confidence in all nurseries. ...

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Z P

5 stars

01 September 2023

Fantastic nursery. My SEN child attends and they do everything possible to help and support her. All staff are approachable, kind, caring and very professional. They have been flexible with my child and do not push anything onto her. They do their utmost to make adjustments for my child to make her d...

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J G

5 stars

31 August 2023

I could not be more pleased with the experience my little one has had at Whalley Meadows, so far. The settling in sessions have been fantastic and the wonderful practitioners in the Baby Room have done everything they can to ensure he is ready to start and feels comfortable and happy within their spa...

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H M

5 stars

30 August 2023

We made the right choice in choosing Whalley Meadows for our little girls when relocating to Whalley. The continuity and genuine care for your children with low staff turnover is much better than in many other nurseries. They have really enjoyed their time at nursery and made good friends and know al...

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Bethany T

5 stars

02 August 2023

I have a daughter in the baby room and a son in the preschool. They both absolutely love attending Whalley Meadows and adore all the staff. My son has been through all parts of the nursery rooms and especially loves the extra Forest School aspect. His growth in confidence and his abilities is down ...

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Emily T

5 stars

02 August 2023

Amazing and friendly staff. The range of activities and learning through play that’s on offer to all the children is incredible. I’ve seen a huge improvement in my daughter's development and it’s all down to the fantastic ladies that look after her. I highly recommend it.

Claire L

5 stars

02 August 2023

Our little boy is currently in the baby room and absolutely loves it. The staff who are caring for him are wonderful and a blessing to both the babies and parents. The activities they complete are different to what we do at home and I have seen him develop through the time spent at nursery with the s...

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Rebecca W

5 stars

20 July 2023

Absolutely delighted with Whalley Meadows Nursery. Our son started when he was 1 year old, he settled in very quickly and gets so excited when we pull up outside. His confidence and character have really started to shine. It is very clear that he has a warm and trusting relationship with the ladies a...

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Carly R

5 stars

17 January 2023

My daughter has been at Whalley Meadows now since September and I have never known her to be so happy. This is the third nursery she's been to and it is by far the best. The staff are amazing and incredibly caring. She has grown in confidence and her development over the last four months is incredibl...

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Anna G

4 stars

17 January 2023

My daughter loves her time at Whalley Meadows in the preschool room. She loves trips to the big forrest school. I love the updates on the learning app. It's a great place for preschoolers.

A M

5 stars

16 January 2023

The staff seem caring and there are varied activities based partly on what the children are interested in. Forrest school is really good, she always has a great time there. She is happy there and I feel happy that she enjoys it

Emily Y

5 stars

16 January 2023

Fantastic staff who offer support to me as a parent as well as to my son. It's got a wonderfully warm environment for children to grow and learn also the meals that are provided for the children are fabulous, my son absolutely loves them. I honestly couldn't wish for a better place for my son and can...

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Sarah R

5 stars

16 January 2023

Our daughter loves going to Whalley Meadows. She has really progressed since starting last year. The staff in her room are always very friendly and have a great relationship with our daughter. When she arrives she holds her arms out to her keyworker and is at ease straight away. She enjoys the food s...

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Jessica R

5 stars

16 January 2023

My son has been attending Whalley Meadows for over a year and he loves it. The staff are all friendly and know all the children's names, even when they're not in the same room as them. My son does a wide range of activities at nursery and always goes in fine. He's recently moved up to another room an...

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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

Care

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.

Compassion

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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