About Little Lambs Pre School

Little Lambs opened in 2009 as a small “home from home” style nursery for children aged 0-11 years. Our aim is to bring imagination, fun and exploration to all our children. We aim to provide good quality childcare within a friendly, family atmosphere and provide a personalised experience for each and every child for the best possible start in life.

In early 2021 we made the decision to expand when our numbers and reputation got to the point we were bursting at the seams! In May 2021 we found the perfect setting and in August we made the move. In such a short space of time we increased from 22 to 52 children and a fully set up baby room in addition to the preschool.

Little Lambs have 15 well experienced and dedicated staff with huge passion to shape lives from an early age.


Imagine the backpack of life! When each and every child arrives at Little Lambs their backpacks differ with how full they are. Some will have already experienced many exciting things in life, some not so much! It is our job to FILL those backpacks with fun experiences and memories to cherish!  A job we love and have huge passion for !

Registered for “maximum” 18 babies 12 toddlers in the baby room

And up to 30 in our preschool room.

We carefully staff this higher than the recommended ratio to give children the attachment and security they deserve!


Parent Views

Little Lambs is superb! A caring and friendly setting with wonderful staff. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed it and will miss everything about Little Lambs. My only regret is we did not find Kathryn and her team sooner!

The children are always getting their hands dirty and exploring which is great for their learning. They are encouraged to play outside in all weathers which is also great for their development. I cannot fault any of the care that has been provided for my children. Kathryn and Pippa are extremely helpful and always there to give Little lambs are so flexible… Unlike some other childcare providers! so it’s ideal for us working parents.

The staff are brilliant so supportive and friendly. We love the home from home feeling you get at little lambs which makes the nursery feel like a little family

Maisie loves going to Little Lambs, the staff are brilliant and the all the activities they do. She is really thriving there, and I’m extremely happy I choose Little Lambs for her!

Meet The Team


Kathryn Axton

Owner / safeguarding lead professional

New Project (1)

Sophie Hanks

General Manager/ Safeguarding Designated Lead/ SENCo


Wrap around care manager

Preschool Room


Room lead /SENDCo


Early Years Educator


Early Years Educator


Early Years Educator



Early Years Educator

Amy B

Early Years Educator

Amy S

Early Years Educator



Under 2’s


Under 2 room lead


Early Years Educator



Early Years Educator

Karen H

Early Years Educator