Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, and publish the results on their website.
See above for schools.
Down's Syndrome Family and Carers' Group Appletree Children's Centre, Milking Stile Lane (off Willow Lane) Lancaster LA1 5QB. Tel: 01524 64132
A monthly group for families and carers of people with Down's Syndrome.
For further information please contact Appletree Children's Centre on 01524 64132
Children's Integration Group
Contact: secretary Ian Birkill, 29, Longlands Avenue, Heysham, Lancs.
Tel: 01524 859725
Supporting families of children with educational, behavioural and physical
special needs. Speciality: assisted support during school holiday periods,
accessing activities and organising outings.
The Loyne Specialist School
Sefton Drive, Lancaster, LA1 2PZ
Tel: 01524 645 43
This spacious, purpose-built school (with specialist status for Cognition and Learning) is for pupils aged 2-19 with a range of learning difficulties.
BabyMaze - an on-line guide for parents-to-be and families with young children based in the Lancaster and Morecambe area. Created by a local mum and featuring details of antenatal classes, baby and toddler groups, child-friendly places to visit, local childcare options, a shopping directory and much more.
Start Morecambe-based scheme supporting families
with very young children. Info tel: 01524 414871.
Netmums NW Lancs
Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering very extensive information to mothers including where to find playgroups and pre-schools. Netmums NW Lancs covers Lancaster, Morecambe and Blackpool - and the villages in the area too.
Appletree Children's Centre (Lancaster)
Milking Stile Lane,
Tel: 01524 64132
As well as our wonderful indoor and outdoor classroom for our maintained Nursery we have many other services, activities and groups for mums, dads + male childcarers, a toy library, babies, toddlers, special needs and more.
Brookdale Day Nursery (Lancaster) Hala Rd, Lancaster. LA1 4QJ.
Eligible provider of grants for 3 & 4 yrs old.
Poulton Playgroup (Morecambe) War Memorial Hall, Church Walk, Morecambe, LA4 5QA. (near
central police station).
Tel: 01524 427318 or 07986 63839.
Thurs 9.30 - 11.15am. For accompanied pre-school children. £1.50
per session inc refreshments.
Christ Church School Playgroup / Pre-School (Lancaster) Highfield, Derwent Rd, Lancaster. Tel:
9am-3pm Mon-Fri in termtime.
Day Nursery 1 Station Road, Hornby, Lancaster, LA2 8JP
Tel: 015242 22288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Private day nursery for children aged 3 months -
Daily sessions with optional Early Start / Late Finish.
Before / After School Club
Nether Kellett Playgroup Nether Kellett Village Hall. Tel: 01524 720347 / 730179
Tues + Wed mornings.
Fri morning will commence when names are collected.
Over Kellet Playgroup
Over Kellet Village Hall. Tel: 07789 274163
Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri Playgroup: 9.15am-11.45am 2-5yrs.
Thurs & Fri Lunch Club: 11.45am – 12.30pm 2-5yrs
Thurs & Fri Pre-school: 12.30pm – 3pm 3-5yrs
Open during school term time Over Kellet Toddler Group
Over Kellet Village Hall Tel 07789 274163
Tuesdays 10am-11.30am during school term time
University of Cumbria
University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD.
Tel: 01524 590893
Fully purpose built facilities; Breast feeding/parents info room; On-site
health practitioner; Fully qualified staff; Full-time early years specialist;
Excellent OFSTED reports. See them on facebook.
Torrisholme Toddler Group
Church Hall, Michaelson Avenue, Torrisholme, Morecambe, LA4 6XX
Tel: 079 6615 4234
Tues + Thurs 10 - 11.30am. £1.50 per session inc juice + biscuits
for the toddlers + coffee for the adults.
PLAYSCHEMES & Child Care (After-School, Holiday etc)
Lancaster City Council runs an extensive programme of activities for children during the school holidays which they publish online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/holidayprogramme. There is an online calendar, downloadable programmes and you can subscribe to their mailing list to have it sent to you and receive notifications and updates.
Dallas Road Kid's Club: Afterschool
care in termtime until 6pm. School holiday care 8.30am - 6pm. Children
collected from Dallas Rd, Bowerham, Cathedfral, Scotforth & Moorside Schools, and
from other schools by arrangement. Info & registration tel: 01524
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