We have always recognised that different communities we work with have their own unique needs which require their own locally-based solutions. We listen together and we change together by addressing our shared needs and concerns. We are proud to be a close part of the community and we are dedicated to invest in it no matter how long it takes.
LifeLine successfully operates the Little Learners Nursery and Pre-School on St Nicholas Avenue in Elm Park. Due to the great service offered and its high Ofsted rating, the nursery is currently extremely over-subscribed. Our team researched the situation and found there was a demand for another day nursery in this location.
The shortage of places meant parents were travelling outside of their local area to access early years places for their young children. If you consider that road transport makes up around 20% of all air pollution, this was neither good for the environment or for the health of the local population.
As part of its commitment to making a difference in the community, LifeLine made the decision to open another Little Learners Nursery in Elm Park. We purchased a suitable residential property located on Ambleside Avenue and applied for planning permission to convert it from a house into the nursery.
The planning permission took longer than anticipated but was agreed after we demonstrated we had listened to the concerns of local people and satisfied their needs, all in line with LifeLine’s promise to provide more early years provisions for local families.
When Ofsted inspected our Little Learners Nursery in Elm Park in 2018, they rated it Good.
This is exactly the approach we will be bringing to all our new Little Learners when the nursery in Ambleside opens next year—Leading the way, learning through play.
Little Learners Ambleside will be opening in 2022!