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Little Hands Nursery Schools specialise in quality preschool care for the under fives with dedicated baby rooms at two of our settings. Based in the South Cambridgeshire villages of Bourn, Linton & bartlow (with dedicated baby room), Melbourn (with dedicated baby room) and Newton, Little Hands aims to provide a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment which promotes the all round development of the individual child. We achieve this at by having a very high adult to child ratio enabling us to give individual attention to all our children. On our website we aim to outline what “Little Hands” can offer you and your child

The Little Hands philosophy is simple - Learning through Play - a philosophy strongly supported by Early Years research; but, for Learning Through Play to be effective in a nursery setting; the child needs the same level of individual support and understanding that parents provide at home.

At Little hands we achieve this by having a committed child centred approach applied to every aspect of the care and education of the children by using:

  • A high staff to child ratio of one staff member for every four children
  • Individual, child centred planning
  • A flexible booking system to give families the opportunity to book exactly the hours at nursery the child and family need

Our strength is using our high staff to child ratio to develop each child’s social and language skills and to tailor the child’s learning around their interests. Our high staff ratio also gives staff more time to spend with parents sharing information and answering questions.

Our greatest strength is that the services we provide are tailor made to the needs of each individual child and their family. We ask then that you use the information given in the download section of the website as a reference point and visit the Nursery or speak with Nursery staff about your child and your individual needs before booking sessions

Little Hands is registered and inspected by Ofsted and our Nurseries have been judged as being either “Outstanding” or “Good” at their most recent inspections.

We have also participated in and achieved a variety of accreditation and quality scheme awards.

All Little hands Nursery Schools accept children from two years of age and we also have dedicated baby rooms at Little Hands – Melbourn and Little Hands – Linton & Bartlow.

We accept both 2 year old and 3 / 4 year old funding.

Little Hands Admissions

Now with dedicated baby rooms at our Linton & Bartlow and Melbourn Settings

Term time bookings with optional holiday clubs

Children 2 years and over
Opens 8 am - 5.30pm

Linton & Bartlow
Children 6 months and over
Opens 8am - 6pm

Children 6 months and over
Opens 8.00am - 5.30pm

Children 2 years and over
Opens 8.00am - 5.30pm

Hot meals are served at all Little Hands settings


Little Hands Nursery Schools

Little Hands Nursery Schools Limited                         Registered in England No 9156471
Registered Office : 1, Moorfield Road, Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4PP

The Village Hall, Bourn    -     Three Hills Farm, Bartlow    -     The Moor, Melbourn    -     Newton Hall, Newton

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