The Lilliput Montessori family of nurseries began in Anstey in 1994 with the conversion of the village Liberal Club. In 2005 the nursery was extended into the neighbouring premises which was converted into our Baby Unit and linked to the existing building. The baby unit for the under two's has its own entrance to the side but is linked internally to the rest of the building. The accommodation for the babies is a large spacious room divided at low level to separate the toddlers and walkers from the crawlers. This means that your children have plenty of space to develop and play in a safe manner. They also have their own bathroom facility, milk kitchen and laundry to the side.
The link through to the main building goes directly into one of the home rooms for the 2 to 3 year olds. This helps to ease your child's transition into the next age group as they can become familiar with the room next door. This is also used as a sensory room where your child can enjoy a variety of experiences with light projectors and fluorescent toys.
There are two rooms for the 2 to 3 age group with specific areas for quiet and messy play. This gives your child a degree of choice over what activities they want to do and how long to do them. There is a separate bathroom for nappy changing and toilet training, and keeping their hands and teeth clean.
On the first floor we have a large open plan area and two smaller rooms for your children as they progress to 3 and 4 year olds, one of which is specifically for art and craft, there is also a separate bathroom. These rooms are equipped with age-appropriate resources for learning and creative play, which help your child gain knowledge and develop their physical and social skills to prepare them for primary school.
There is direct access from upstairs to the garden which has recently been redeveloped with log cabins, a Forest School area, a climbing wall and slides all surrounded by safety surfacing. This gives your child plenty of scope for physical outdoor activity. There are also quiet areas and digging and planting areas to give more opportunities for learning and play outdoors.
Leicester College Awards To Industry 2018
Winners of the Work Placement Award
"In the short time we have worked together, Polly (Pre-school Team Leader) and her team have shown enthusiasm in promoting work opportunities for adults with a range of complex and varied difficulties. Polly has shown great support in ensuring a realistic work placement is taking place, offering guidance to planning activities, a positive introduction to a Nursery practitioner role and has acted as a mentor professionally and with learnerâ€™s interests at heart.
The Management team has consistently been at hand to offer further guidance in her managerial role, passionate about the importance of gaining experience and allowing learners with additional needs the chance to develop their skills further. The relationship we have developed with Polly & the team at Lilliput is an invaluable one we are excited to progress further with in the future."
""I am really happy with Lilliput Nursery and could not be happier leaving Laura in their care. The staff are brilliant and do an amazing job. Laura has so many happy memories and has made so many friends here, as well as learning lots. Thank you!""
""Iyla really enjoys coming to nursery. She loves all the staff but has a soft spot for her key person Adina, and often asks for her hair to be done just like Adina's. Iyla has learnt so much since she has started and I am so proud of the progress my daughter has made. Fantastic nursery with fantastic staff! Thank you""
""Lilliput Montessori can be proud of themselves - they organized such a successful graduation for the class of 2014. The staff have worked really hard this year to ensure our little graduates are ready for big school, keep up the good work and we look forwards to spending time with the galaxy gang in the future""
""What an amazing team in the upstairs room!thank you for being such a support to Luke this year and for making his days at nursery so fun and varied.""
""Freya has been at Lilliput since she was 12 months old and i have never had any concerns. She loves coming to nursery and has many friends, she always has lots of nice things to say about the staff and she loves everyone. Thank you for 4 fantastic years and look forwards to her smaller brother being here for the next few years.""
""Henry has been coming to Lilliput since he was 11months old. Its a fantastic nursery and Henry has loved every minute. We will miss everyone when he leaves in August, but we will look forwards to sending his brothers here in the Winter""
""Thank you so much to everyone who has cared for Harry during his time at Lilliput. He has loved it from the day he started in the baby room. You are an amazing and caring team. He has learnt so much during his time and talks non stop about you all. He will miss you all.""
""Jack and Isaac both love coming to nursery and I am so pleased at how well they have settled in. The staff are fantastic, are so genuine and caring towards the babies, they do a great job. Thank you for all your help and care with both my boys.""
""Thank you for making Stanley's first year at nursery a special one! You really made him come out of his shell and enjoy time away from his family.""
""The end of a era for us, 4 years after Jonah started there! Thank you for all the care provided and a HUGE thank you to Lesley for coping willingly and cheerfully with the vegan meals!""
Below are some recent photos of our Anstey Lilliput Nursery. We would love the opportunity to show you around the nursery to show you exactly what life at our nursery is really like. Fill in the form at the bottom of this page to book a visit to our Anstey Lilliput Nursery or contact us for more information.
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Morning Session: 7:30am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm - 6pm
Education Funding Session:
8:30am - 11:30pm
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed
Christmas Week: Closed
Leicester, LE7 7AW
T: 0330 043 1262