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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.  

Our nursery has expanded.  The ground floor can now accommodate additional two year old's from September 2014.  Please call 01282 778018 for details or e-mail us:  You are welcome to visit and look round at your convenience and no appointment is necessary.

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

The success of Padiwacks is based on the qualified, trained experienced staff who work directly with the children. Please read the information in the link about our  qualified staff .  We currently have over 190 families that use our service (as of October 2014).  

Our latest newsletter for September & October 2014 is available here .   You can also catch all our latest news on twitter or facebook if you click on the links.  You can search under Padiwacks Burnley Bees.

We believe in providing an open and honest service and our nursery fees start at only £40.00 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 now accommodate over 100 nursery children per session 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.  Please check our holiday club for further information.

Our outside area area has been expanded and further work was completed in 2013 and upgraded in 2014.  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 qualified 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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