We help children engage their bodies and minds through fun and educational activities.

About Us

Our aim is to provide a home away from home, which is warm, welcoming, and well organized to suit the different needs of individual children, while keeping in mind cleanliness and safety.  We will strive to ensure that the health, welfare, and development of your child is promoted and protected regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, or special needs.

Each area of our nursery has a daily routine based on clearly defined aims and objectives which include a wide variety of activities to encourage your child to reach their full potential physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. We also aim to foster independence and self-motivation, skills which are essential for life.

We very much hope that you and your child will enjoy nursery life with us.


Our community

Our families come from nearby neighbourhoods, creating a close-knit environment and strong parent partnerships. Whether we’re close to home or near the office, our centre is ideal for busy working families and easy to get to – for pick-up and drop-off or to stop in for a visit.

While you work, your child is in the same safe environment all day, no need for extra charges for drop off and collections from other schools and all meals are included in our highly competitive pricing. Due to our small staff-to-child ratios we are able to provide personal care and education specific to your child’s developmental needs.  

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Policies & Procedures

Ladybird Lane have policies and procedures for the safe and effective running of our nursery, and to help in dealing with any problems should they arise. Parents are strongly encouraged to read them on the app on acceptance of a child’s place and these are also found at the table in the entrance hall.

On registration, you will receive information on Settling in, Behaviour management, Child protection, and Intimate care. Copies of other policies are available upon request and a number of them are available to view on our Famly app. A copy of our Sickness (exclusions) policy, Comments & suggestions Policy & Terms and conditions are attached to the registration form.


Insurance & Registration

We are registered with the SHSCT Early Years Team. They provide us with regulations and guidelines for all day care facilities and have an inspection role to ensure standards are being met. They also have full access to all information and records held on all children and staff. We are fully insured, and certificates are displayed in the entrance hall.  

Daily risk assessments are carried out with in each room throughout the day, opening and closing to ensure safety inside and outside our environment for all. Any hazards identified will be removed or replaced.

Our Staff

We believe our staff play a vital role in providing the highest possible care for your family. We look for personal qualities in our staff such as dedication, commitment, energy, enthusiasm, plus the ability to relate well to your child and to you the parents. 100% of staff hold a relevant Childcare qualification with over 99% at diploma/level 3, level 5, level 7, or an early year’s degree. In addition, all staff have had first aid training, child protection, behavior management and food hygiene.  Staff will regularly attend various training and research courses to keep their knowledge up to date with the latest changes. 

All staff and students under-go Access NI checks and SOS care Checks before employment.

Staff are deployed to playrooms depending on the needs of each room so that we can maintain the proper child/staff ratios. All staff photos will be displayed on the app and new staff will be introduced to parents.

Management are as follows-


Provisions of Ladybird Lane:

We believe play is an essential, basic need of children. Our facility provides a wide range of structured/unstructured play, indoor/outdoor active play, and quiet restful periods. All toys and equipment are of an approved safety standard and regularly cleaned.

Each area is designed to be interesting and stimulating to the child, providing a high standard of care with age-appropriate toys and activities.

Children’s Records

When a child is registered at Ladybird Lane, they will have their own individual folder kept in a locked filing cabinet, containing all their information, this will include:

On registration you will receive information on Settling in, Behavior management, Child protection and Intimate care. Copies of other policies are available upon request and a number of them are available to view on our Famly app. A copy of our Sickness (exclusions) policy, Comments & suggestions policy & Terms and conditions are attached to the registration form.

Moving Rooms

Moving rooms is one of the most exciting parts of nursery life, even though we know it can be a little scary. None of our children move rooms before they are ready, we evaluate this through your child’s key workers observation and ensuring they are meeting or overachieving their milestone before considering moving them to the next stage. 

We only move children’s rooms to develop them further as they are ready for the next stage and a brand-new learning process that will engage and challenging them further. The decision involves lots of planning through settling in days and moving some children with buddies to ensure a smooth transition between parents, staff, and the children themselves. The transition itself is slow and involves lots of short visits and trial runs in the new room where the children make new friends and get used to their new surroundings.