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Here we will share all the latest news, blogs and staff profiles from the Little Ladybirds and Clever Clogs Nursery Group teams.

Advice for parents and carers ahead of supported hours roll-out

Advice for parents and carers ahead of supported hours roll-out

We are issuing advice to parents ahead of the roll out of supported hours for working families. On April 1, the Government’s new childcare scheme saw the introduction of 15 hours of funded support for two-year-olds, for 38 weeks of the year. And in September, the...

Our new website is now live

Our new website is now live

We are pleased to announce our new website is now live. The website has been developed following the completion of our brand refresh. We would love to hear what you think about it, so please have a look and let us know if there's anything you think we could be doing...

Clever Clogs Nursery Group ranked fourth best in the UK

Clever Clogs Nursery Group ranked fourth best in the UK

We are delighted to have beaten some of the biggest nursery groups in the UK in a poll voted for by parents. Clever Clogs Nursery Group was one of only 16 up and down the country to receive the coveted 10 out 10 score on the nursery industry’s equivalent to the Trip...

Three new members of staff join the Little Ladybirds family

Three new members of staff join the Little Ladybirds family

We are expanding our team with the appointment of three new members of staff. Hollie Trowsdale, Jess Willett, and Amy Oliver have all been recruited as Early Years Educators. Little Ladybirds, which is based at Preston Farm Industrial Estate in Stockton, is rated...

Top 20

Top 20

Clever Clogs nursery group is the only one in the North East to be named among the top 20 recommended providers in the UK. We have been included in the top 20 small nursery groups for 2023 by the UK’s leading nursery review website, www.daynurseries.co.uk. This is...

Staff profile: Felicity

Staff profile: Felicity

The experience of caring for her cousin inspired Felicity Thomas to pursue a full-time career in childcare and now she has the best of both worlds. After leaving college with a Level 3 in childcare, Felicity cared part-time for her teenage cousin has Down’s Syndrome....

Viral sensation

Viral sensation

The well-known story of The Gingerbread Man has resulted in Little Ladybirds Day Nursery finding itself at the centre of a worldwide viral sensation. Postcards and messages from around the globe are finding their way to the nursery after a Facebook post about the...

Considerable experience

Considerable experience

At Little Ladybirds, we are in the fortunate position of having several members of staff who have worked at the nursery for a long time (10 years-plus) or have had considerable experience working in other settings before joining us. This is fantastic for the children...

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

Jess Dobson is certainly keeping it in the family when it comes to working in childcare and after taking the apprenticeship route into the profession is gearing up for what she hopes will be a very successful year in 2023 That is because the 18-year-old’s two-year...

A five-star nursery

A five-star nursery

A FIVE-STAR rating has once again resulted in Little Ladybirds being named as one of the top 20 nurseries in the North-East of England - for the fourth consecutive year. Little Ladybirds has been listed as a top 20 recommended nursery for 2022 in awards ran by the...