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Welcome to Padiwacks Private Nursery and Childcare Centre

We would like to wish you a warm welcome to Ltd.  Our nursery and childcare centre is based in Padiham, Burnley. We provide nursery care, out of school care and a holiday club.  

The success of Padiwacks is based on the qualified, trained experienced staff who work directly with the children. Please read the information about our  qualified staff .  We currently have over 170 families that use our service (as of June 2014).  

The latest good news is that FREE funding for 2 year old children is now available for any families earning less than £16,190 from 1st May 2014.  Our nursery has been expanded once again and the ground floor can now accommodate additional two year old's.  Please call 01282 778018 for details or simply e-mail us: 

We believe in providing an open and honest service and our nursery fees start at only £30.00 per week.  All our fees are available on-line.  Our nursery has been rated good by OFSTED in April 2013.  You can view our inspection report here


We actively work with Lancashire County Council (surestart) and participate in their quality standard award scheme. 

Padiwacks also provides free funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.  We can accommodate 95 nursery children and we have expanded over the years to meet the increasing demand.

The out of school club has been established for over 15 years.  We have our own transportation (mini bus and two 7 seaters).  We plan activities and work hard to ensure that the children have an enjoyable time at Padiwacks.   We visit over 20 venues every year at no extra cost.  

Our outside area area has been expanded and further work was completed in 2012.  The layout is designed to an excellent standard, covering all the areas of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). Our nursery has recently been rated to a very good standard by Surestart.

We have a cook and we provide balanced healthy meals.  We work with trading standards food department to ensure that we provide the correct diet for all the children that use our service.  The food and hygiene rated at the highest score at padiwacks and you can view our menu’s here

We are open 52 weeks a year. We are open bank holidays (excluding Christmas, boxing day and New Years Day). Our opening hours are from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Our staff are experienced, caring and fully qualified to meet all the needs of your children.

We will continue to work hard to ensure that we provide an excellent service with our fully qualified professional teachers and nursery staff during 2014.

We look forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,

Colin Woodend
Registered Provider

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