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Lilypad Pre-School resides within the grounds of Bishop's Waltham Infant School, within the heart of the medieval village of Bishop's Waltham. The pre-school has been in operation for over 30 years playing a vital role within the local community.


Lilypad Pre-school offers a fun and stimulating learning environment for children aged 2 years until the time that they are ready to start school,where children’s learning and well-being are at the heart of our ethos. With a hardworking, supportive and dedicated team of highly qualified early years practitioners Lilypad Pre-school strives to enable all children to enjoy and exceed in their learning through fun-filled experiences and play all whilst offering high quality care.

At Parrywood Childcare we have over 24 years of experience looking after your most precious thing; your children.  

We create a fun and happy environment for everyone who comes through our doors.  We celebrate and embrace our diversity and individuality, welcome and encourage change to improve outcomes by growing, evolving and getting better, and challenge our children to unlock their potential.


We foster a positive, family spirit within our settings, promoting kind and caring attitudes towards each other.  We seek to build open and honest relationships with all our partners, (families, professionals and others whom we work alongside), and strive to be the best we can for all we serve.



If you are looking to give your child the kind of memories in early years that dreams are made of, our Kindergarten at Marwell Zoo won’t disappoint. This wonderful, friendly and loving space has everything we would expect for an outstanding nursery, and it overlooks the penguin and giraffe enclosures. Accessed through a private entrance via the overflow car park, it features two large classrooms - both with children’s kitchens, a sleep room, nature room, music room, parent room, large grown-up kitchen and dining hall.
Welcome to Bishop’s Waltham Montessori School. Our approach is child centred offering the childs first steps in education to be enjoyable, safe and rewarding. Enabling the child to gain confidence and self-esteem within a prepared environment using the Montessori ethos.
  • Swanmore Pre-school is situated in the grounds of Swanmore Primary School. We have been in our current, purpose built building since January 2011, however our pre-school has been running using various village halls and buildings for over 45 years. 
  • We operate from one main room, separated into different areas. We also have access to an enclosed free flow outdoor play area. 
  • Our provision is registered for up to 26 children, 2 years and 6 months old per session. We are also approved for Two Year Old Grants. 
    We are able to support children with special needs and English as an additional language. 
  • Our Pre-School is a Registered Charity, managed by a voluntary Committee of parents and is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.  
  • All our Staff are fully qualified in Childcare, we have a qualified and highly motivated Special Needs Co-ordinator on hand when required.


We aim to provide high quality Pre-School education in a stimulating and fun environment for the children in our care. 

All our efforts are directed towards preparing the children for their future at School, both intellectually and socially.

As well as providing a safe and happy environment for our children, we also attempt to continually introduce stimulating new experiences for the children in order for them to develop new skills to equip them well for their start at Primary School.

We provide Ofsted registered childcare for children from 2 years to school age. We offer 15 hours Free pre-school education a week for all children from the term after their 3rd birthday, as well as an extra 15 free hours for those eligible children following their 3rd birthday. We also offer 15 hours FREE pre-school education a week for eligible children from the term after their 2nd birthday. 

As a registered charity Waltham Chase Pre-School is a non-profit making organisation, so all of the income from fees is used to benefit the children who attend. We are a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance and registered with Hampshire County Council and with Ofsted, who rated us as GOOD at our last inspection (October 2018 – Full copies of this report can be found at or hard copies are held at the setting.


​Our high staff to children ratio means that your child gets prompt care and attention to ensure they get the most from their Pre-school experience.

Here at Durley Ladybirds we learn through play. We are an Ofsted registered Pre-School with highly qualified, dedicated practitioners.

We have places available for children from 2 yrs.

Located off the A334 in Botley, and set in a former manor house, your child will benefit from a unique environment surrounded by stunning parkland and woodlands, just waiting to be explored with our caring and passionate early years professionals.

Your child will access a wide range of activities with our exceptional staff team, enabling them to learn and develop through play, with a particular focus on the outdoors. The nursery fully embraces a Forest School approach, and each day brings a different adventure for the children.

All of our food at nursery is prepared fresh daily so we can ensure your child has healthy, tasty and nutritious meals.

Fairlands Day Nursery is a rural setting located in Shedfield between the villages of Botley and Wickham. Since 2008 we have enhanced our beautiful outdoor areas with a giant sandpit, bark pit, den area, mud kitchen and vegetable garden. Most recently we have developed a "Fairlands forest fen" which will also help to aid with social distancing at this time. Our indoor areas are divided into 4 departments; Wrigglers, Waddlers, Lower Nursery and Pre-school. We also have a sensory area in each department and a cosy sleep room.

All of our rooms are tailored to meet your child's individual needs, ensuring they grow in confidence in a friendly and warm environment.

We have traditional values, an emphasis on good manners, and are dedicated to producing the best outcomes for your child. We pride ourselves on our family orientated approach, as we aim to create a home from home environment. We have close links with the communities of both Shedfield and Wickham, and are lucky enough to have the church on our doorstep.

We follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum, focusing on 7 areas of development: Personal, social and emotional development Communication and language, Physical development, Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.


Our qualified and committed childcare team have a stunning building and extensive grounds in which to care for your children.


We are proud of the high standard of care that we provide and how we work in partnership with all parents and carers meeting the needs of all the families. 
Our extensive outdoor areas offer each child the opportunity to explore the outside world and our dedicated team ensure that every child is engaged in their play and learning both indoors and out.
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