Ofsted Registered

Small World Private Day Nursery

Childcare Provider in Leyland

SmallWorld Private Day opened in 1999 and is a family orientated nursery. We are registered with Ofsted our governing body.

We care for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years of age. 

All practitioners  are qualified in childcare and continued staff training is a policy of the nursery to ensure a high level of quality childcare and education. Children receive affectionate professional care, meeting all children’s individual needs. All children take part in play and age appropriate activities to promote all areas of development.  Practitioners  are trained in child development and can assess your  child’s progress , by using the Early years Foundation Stage.


Happiness, Security, Welfare & Wellbeing.

At  Smallworld Private Day Nursery we value a trusting and positive relationship with families and with this in mind we encourage many  visits with your child until he/she starts with us. This gives you the opportunity to meet staff and your child’s key worker, to discuss the plans and your needs.

When  your child is our care their, happiness, security , welfare and well being is our primary concern.

We are very much aware that you are  entrusting  us with the most precious treasure and that our nursery is the perfect place for you.

– Diane Watkinson

Our Team

Meet the Staff

Diane Watkinson

Nursery Manager

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Diane is the Nursery Manager who has owned the nursery for 15 Years and is Qualified Level 6  who is very hands on within the nursery.


Deputy Manager

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Qualified Level 6 who oversees all planning in the nursery and has been in the nursery for 6 years


Assistant Deputy Manager

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 Qualified Level 5 who assists both Diane and Michelle and has worked here for 10 years


Senior Nursery Nurse

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Qualified Level 4 who has been at the nursery for 3 years with a break after having her own children


Qualified Level 5

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Taylor is working towards her level 6, and is recently new to the team.


Qualified Level 3 

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Nicola has been working for us for over 15 years.


Qualified Level 3

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Grace has gained all her childcare qualifications at the nursery in the last  6 years.


Qualified Level 3

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Megan came to us straight from college with her Level 3 Qualification


Qualified Level 2 

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Started at the nursery as an apprentice and gained her qualification whilst training with us and is part way through her Level 3



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Charlie is currently working towards her qualification by getting on the job experience.

Speak to our friendly team today to organise your visit.

Paying For Childcare 

We accept childcare vouchers from parents that are still eligible for the savings. We also accept 2, 3 & 4 year olds should you meet the criteria. 

Get in touch with us if you have any query regarding the payments for your childcare.

Physical Development

Extra Curricular Activities

Moving and handling – children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

At Small World Private Day Nursery we ensure that your child is kept active and engaged through various different physical activities.

Dancing with Donna

3 Year olds love to be active, dancing with donna allows them to improve there physical development and express themselves through dancing and have lots of fun at the same time!


P.E with Adrian from AllStars

It’s important to that your child is active throughout the day to ensure that they develop physically, building co-ordination and moving confidently.

Swimming at Leyland Leisure Centre

Swimming is beneficial to your child both physically as well as mentally and emotionally. Learning how to swim will give your a child improved self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment for each new stroke or activity they learn and take part in.

Get In Touch with us

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    Location: 2 Leige Road, Leyland, Preston, PR25 2ES

    Telephone: 01772 454166

    Email Address:

    Opening times:
    Monday-Friday: 7.30am – 6.00pm

    We are closed Bank holidays and Christmas Eve 2.00pm until 7.30am 2nd January

    Send your details for a callback regarding your childcare