Welcome to Nippers & Little Nippers

The Nippers brand has been established for almost 25 years, the company opened the first Nippers Nursery in Carnforth in 1994, Lancaster in 2006 and Little Nippers Lancaster in 2014.
Here at Nippers we aim to provide the best possible start to your child’s life. All practitioners at Nippers are qualified, some of whom are long serving and very experienced, all practitioners are extremely passionate about the early years and are committed to offering quality childcare to our little ones and their families
The nurseries have CCTV and key-pad only access a reassuring factor for both parents and staff.

Session Times |Early Start: 7.30am-9.15am Session 1: 9.15am-12.15pm Lunch Hour: 12.15pm-1.15pm Session 2: 1.15pm-4.15pm Late Finish: 4.15pm-6pm

Our Mission Statement

We all want a happy confident child, ready to face the next transition in their lives. We believe that we help achieve this with plenty of Love, Guidance, Support, Encouragement and Parental Involvement.

Parent & carer information

healthy lunchbox tips

Swap the sweets, cake and chocolate for malt life, fruited tea cakes, fruit breads or fresh fruit. 

Please note; We only heat up food for under 2’s

parents & carers as partners

We believe that in order for children to receive quality care and early learning that suits there individual needs, parents and staff need to work together in a close partnership.

eyfs info for parents

The EYFS is a stage of childrens development from birth to the end of there first (reception) year in school

All staff are Level 3 qualified with one team member working towards level 3. There is an EYP (Early Years Practitioner) in all 3 nurseries. Louise the manager at the Lancaster sites has just gained her MA in Professional Practice and the Nurseries Proprietor has a BSc in Psychology.

What people say

Nippers have provided the children with fantastic opportunities and experiences within their setting to ensure a smooth transition into school. We are always welcome at the nursery and key workers are always available to discuss individual children’s progress and/or needs.

Reception Teacher

I would like to thank all the Nippers staff for being extremely helpful towards me and for being very caring regarding my daughter’s development.


There are highly effective partnerships with parents in place. This contributes to successful information sharing, collaborative working and the continuity of care and learning for all children.


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Contact us

Children are not booked in until the parent / carer have been to visit and paid a deposit.

Nursery Contact Details

Little Nippers

Old Man’s Rest
Ryelands Park, Owen Road

(01524) 844441 Op 1

Big Nippers

​Lune Park Childrens Centre
Ryelands Park, Owen Road

​(01524) 844441 Op 2

Nippers Carnforth

Nippers Childrens Day Nursery
74 Lancaster Road

{01524) 844441 Opt 3