Part of NatureGate Nurseries

Coming soon to Thacka Beck Wildlife Reserve, Penrith.

We're building a NEW NURSERY

Opening in Penrith from December 2024

Lilyhowe Nursery, Penrith - Nurturing Curious Minds

Lilyhowe Nursery will be conveniently located in the heart of Penrith, offering easy access for families in the surrounding areas. The new facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, spacious outdoor play areas, and a range of age-appropriate learning resources to support children’s development.

Lilyhowe Nursery will offer a range of programs for children aged 3 months to 5 years, including full-time and part-time options. The curriculum will be carefully designed to promote early learning and development, with a focus on fostering creativity, independence, and a love for learning.

Growing with our environment

Our Penrith nursery will look on to Thacka Nature Reserve, owned and maintained by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, with six hectares of meadow, grassland, shrubs, ponds and beck.

The reserve is home to a wealth of wildlife, and renowned for a remarkable number of birds. The Wildlife Trust’s aim is to protect Cumbrian wildlife for the future and bring people closer to nature. The children will be nature spotting, mini beast seeking, woodland wanderers and pavement explorers!

This will be the second nursery in the NatureGate Nurseries group, which aims to allow children to grow and develop with a real sense of place and respect for nature and their environment, using creative ways of learning and ensuring a nurturing place for all.

The interior design of the setting is inspired by ‘Hygge’, a Danish term for natural cosiness that helps children feel content and comfortable. Rooms will be filled with natural light, with calming and organic furnishings to foster inner peace. 

The specialised Nature Gate curriculum, developed by Rachel and her team over the years, will promote a child’s wellbeing in both mind and body, and encourage a secure sense of belonging.

Want to find out more?

To find out more about our ethos and what you can expect from Lilyhowe, visit our sister nursery website, Lambkins, based in Langwathby Hall Farm.