Homely, Welcoming Day Care Nursery Based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Your little one is able to enjoy playing and learning in the home-from-home atmosphere that we have created in our nursery. Situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, we make sure that every aspect of your child’s time at our day care nursery feels relaxing within our laidback, comfortable environment. However, we always follow all of the necessary criteria and areas of learning.

Key Person System

All of our children are allocated a key person when they attend nursery. The key person’s responsibility is to establish a positive and tentative relationship with their key children as well as all of the other children in our care. 


The key person is a valuable source of communication to you as a parent and guardian as they complete daily logs of your little one’s achievements during the day plus other vital information. 


A key person has a duty to maintain positive working relationships with parents and develop parent partnership wherever possible. They also monitor children's progress and development and communicate this information to you as a parent or guardian. From setting individual 'next step targets' to recording achievements in the appropriate documentation, your key person encourages all children in the setting to achieve their best outcomes, within the learning environment. 


As a parent, you are able to look to your key person to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child. However, if this is not a desirable avenue for you to take, you can seek alternative routes such as communicating with our nursery manager or deputy manager.

Transition into Nursery

All children are offered a transition into nursery, which consists of days agreed with parents one week prior to children starting their placement. Transitions are free of charge and aim to give you and your child the opportunity to build up new relationships with staff as well as becoming familiar with the environment we offer. 


We offer suitable morning and afternoon transitions to ensure children have an enriching experience.. You are able to meet your child’s key person to see how they will support your child during their placement and care for their needs along with other team members. 


A key person records daily progress, completes daily logs, and keeps you well informed of your child's achievements while ensuring they are well cared for, loved, and nurtured.

Flexible Services to Suit Your Needs

Little Buds Day Care Nursery looks after children from babies up until the age of almost 5. You are able to choose set days for your children to spend time with us here at our day care nursery to suit your needs. 


Half-day sessions are also available if this suits your schedule better. These are from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and then 12:45 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. All of our food is cooked on site and homemade so your child can enjoy a tasty yet satisfying and nutritious meal. Please note that there is a small charge if your 3 to 5-year-old is with us for lunch, however we will advise you on this when you would like further information.


We also offer a 'Holiday Buddiez' service, which is a service offered during holiday. We offer the 'Holiday Buddiez' club, for children aged 3 to 5 years and this must be booked one week in advance.


Little Buds Day Care Nursey also cater to Funded Sessions:

  • Aged 2 Free Funded Sessions available: 9:00am till 2:00pm x 3 days per week (15 hrs free).
  • Aged 3 Free Funded Sessions available: 9:00am till 12:00pm x 5 days per week (plus lunch money), 12:30pm till 3:30pm x 5 days week (plus lunch money), 9:00am till 2:00pm x 3 days per week (plus lunch and snack money). 
  • Additional Top Up by the hour (£4.50 hour), set top up weekly once agreed. 
  • Late Collections: 15 minutes payable after collection time of £2.50 per 15 minutes. After closing hours - £5.00 per late collection.


Important Information

Payments: Standing Order/Bank Transfer only from 1st January 2017.


Funding: 15hrs free for 3 to 4 year olds.

Funding: 15 hrs free for 2 year olds (Children must be fit the 'Think 2' funding criteria. Please speak to your Health Visitor or apply on line through your Local County Council and search ‘Eligible for Think 2 Funding).


Offering competitive prices that are kind to your budget, we also provide free quotations so there are no surprises when it comes to payments. When you get in touch with us, we will send you a prospectus so you are able to learn more about us.

Contact us in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, for more details about what we have to offer your child.