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Blackburne House Nursery

36 Place nursery, 4 rooms, 1 baby room ( ladybird room) offering childcare for babies 6 weeks- 2 years. 14 place toddler room (grasshopper room) for 2 year olds. 1, 8 place pre school room(bumble room), 1, 8 place pre school room(butterfly room).

A bright and breezy, green garden area with a wooden pavillion structure to offer the children a place to rest, cover from rain or hot weather whilst still being outdoors. Water butt with a mud kitchen to  make yummy mud pies.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Debi Harnick/Kate Lowrie
Contact Position
Joint Nursery Managers


Where to go

Blackburne House
Blackburne House Group
Blackburne Place
L8 7PE

Very central, just off Hope Street and situated between both cathedrals, near to Lime Street and Central Station.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
26.00 per Session
£49.00 per Day
£49.00 per Day for under 2's
£228.00 per Week
£238.00 per Week for under 2's
Fantastic discount offered for full time places Babies weekly £228.00 Toddlers weekly £213.75
Offering Tax Free Childcare.


Other notes

We cater for families from the wider community, locally and outside of Liverpool. Children from different cultures and backgrounds are given experiences and choices to work together and learn new languages, promote good behaviour and support them with any additional needs.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access
We are a very diverse multi cultural setting providing a service to the public and support inclusion.

Special Needs

Special Needs
Experience with
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Emotional needs
Medical Needs
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Downs syndrome
Visual impairment
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Experience with
We are a meat free nursery offering a varied healthy diet using plant based mince and chicken as a substitute for meat, we also support and cater for vegan children or any other dietary requirements.

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Experience with
We are a very diverse multi cultural setting providing a service to the public with a wide range of cultures and languages from around the world.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We currently don`t have any vacancies.
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00
Baby Facilities
Accessible Parking
Outdoor Playspace
Arts and Crafts
Parental Involvement
Climbing Frame
Private Changing Area
Play Room
Dressing up
Quiet Room
Private Nursery Garden
Quiet Area
Sand and Water Play
Healthy Eating
Songs and Rhymes
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Meeting Rooms
ICT Facilities
Open Space
Out-door Play
Wrap-Around Places
Messy Play

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


1. How does the setting know if children need extra help and what should I do if I think my child may have special educational needs? 

When your child first starts at our setting we will offer them some settling sessions and introduce you to your child`s key person, we will ask you to be as open and honest and relay as much information to the memeber of staff  as you can, as you are there prime carer and know all their likes, interests, needs, behaviours, development  etc. This will also give you the opportunity to express any concerns you may have. We will then gain consent from yourself to make contact with your child`s health visitor, GP or any other attached outside agencies your child may be involved with, or any other previous settings your child may have attended. At every time of this process we will keep you updated and involved. Information sharing is the most effective communication tool. 

2. How will the staff in the setting support my child? 

Staff use a lardge daily diary which is situated on the wall in the grasshopper and will show each individual childs day at nursery and enables you to gain an insight into activities, experiences your child may have taken part in, staff will also use daily diaries for babies as requested by parents after holding a parents forum which will relay basic information such as what your child as eaten, nappy changes, moods, activities, planned or spontaneous etc. Each child also has their own individual personal learning and development file where staff will keep their observations, snapshot observations and trackers looking developmentally where each child is progressing which then enables them to detect any areas a child may need support either if they are below typical development or above and what next they are going to implement to support them.

3. How will the curriculum be matched to my child's needs? 

Each child is an individual and will progress, learn and develop at different stages and ages.

At our setting we will provide activities and experiences for children at the child`s level of understanding and adapt it to their individual needs. Staff will observe, plan and assess, also by the input from parents/carers, other professionals etc.the curriculum can be enhanced or adapted to cater for each individual child`s likes, interests and needs. Ensuring our practice is as inclusive as possible. 

4. What specialist services and expertise can be accessed by the setting? 

We work in partnership with the local authority, health and social care services.

We are members of the Early Years Consortia.

Staff have been trained/are qualified in EYPS, Special Educational needs, All staff are level 3 and 4 qualified. Safeguarding, attend any training to further their CPD to continually support their role. EHAT training, DIP TAC Cluster meetings, Building Blocks for Communication, Tots Talk, Step Up 4 2`s Network etc... 

5. How accessible is the setting? 

The setting is wheelchair accessible.

We are happy to discuss your child`s individual needs and to make reasonable adjustments as and when needed to support each child`s needs. We have a ramped garden which enables us to take the indoor learning to the outdoors.

6. How will the setting support my child in transferring to the next stage of education? 

We attend the Local Authority transition meetings annually which gives us the opportunity to speak to a member of staff at the schools the children at our setting will be attending to give them a brief insight to the children before they start at their new school.

We also offer and invite any schools to visit our setting and speak to the children`s key person. 

7. How are parents involved in the setting? How can I be involved? 

We invite parents to discuss their child's progress as much as possible and hold a parents evening annually..

We hold a mother`s day breakfast in BH cafe bar where we invite our mums/ carers/ dads/ grandparents etc.

We hold graduation ceremonies for our leavers and hold a leavers party inviting the children back mid September to show off their new uniforms.








Contact Name
Debi Harnick/Kate Lowrie
Contact Telephone
0151 708 3930
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0 to 5)
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