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Poppies Child Care (Cumbria) Ltd

Poppies Child Care is a private day nursery providing care and education for babies and young children aged from 3 months  to 8 years. Offering competitive prices inclusive of snacks, meals, drinks and formula, nappies and wipes  

Situated alongside Lakes College Lillyhall, and opens weekdays 7:30am-6:00pm 50 weeks per year. In addition to full day care Poppies offers 'Bizzy Buddiez' holiday club, a play scheme provision during the school holiday periods for children aged 4-8 years and 'Poppy Tots' carer and child activity sessions for babies and tiny tots age 3 months to 2 years. 

The staff team of 10 are highly experienced with level 3 or above qualifications in child care and early years. Owner/Manager holds the Early Years Professional Status and level 6 BA Honours degree in child care. All staff have full enhanced DBS Disclosures and Paediatric First Aid certificates, and receive regular training in safeguarding and child welfare, health and safety, food safety and allergy awareness, equality and diversity, inclusion, and special educational needs. 

Poppies Child Care pride themselves on the provision of quality care, offering a home from home experience for every child, parent and family. Meeting individual needs through carefully planned activities and routines which coincide with the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' framework. 

Ofsted say: "Children are highly motivated, enthusiastic and eager to learn. Their concentration and engagement levels are highly maintained through the staffs interactions while they play and during planned activities. Children are constantly learning in everything they do"

Poppies Child Care is divided into three key areas; firstly Little petals baby room specifically for babies and toddler aged 3 months - 2 years. Children in this room build strong attachments with three key staff who ensure continuity and a smooth transition into the toddler room. 

Secondly Little flowers toddler room for children aged 18 months - 4 years, this is a large spacious room providing both quiet activities and more messy energetic play, allowing all children time to investigate and explore at their own pace. In the toddler room 5 key staff ensure consistency of care and make good preparations for those children moving on to pre-school.

Thirdly is the large, secure outdoor play area with climbing frame, grassed, soft-pore and paved areas, as well as two undercover areas for use during rainy days. All babies and toddlers have ample opportunities to play outdoors during their day.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Ms A Williams
Contact Position
01946 834050

Where to go

Poppies Child Care
School House
Toll Bar
CA14 4PJ

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Date updated

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 0730 1700
Tuesday 0730 1700
Wednesday 0730 1700
Thursday 0730 1700
Friday 0730 1700

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer

Contact Name
Adele Williams
Contact Telephone
01946 834050
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Last updated: 20/05/2019
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