Ellanday Nurseries Chorley and Horwich

Building Curious Minds

Government Funding

We offer Government funded places for eligible families. 

11 Southport Road,




340-342 Chorley New Road,




Ellanday Nurseries Chorley and Horwich

Ellanday Nurseries Ltd was established in 2012 by former Nursery Managers Lorraine and Antonia. 

Pipers and Moorlands have both cared for and educated children, and supported their families for over 30 years. Lorraine and Antonia have been a part of their history for most of these years.

They have a wealth of knowledge, passion and commitment and alongside a wonderful team of early years educators offer a stimulating, nurturing, home from home environment for children to thrive and flourish. 

At Ellanday our vision is for all children to reach their full potential. We do this by

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Pipers:  7.30am – 18:00pm Monday to Friday

Moorlands:  7.30am – 18:00pm Monday to Friday

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Full day: 7.30am – 18:00pm
Morning sessions: 7.30am – 13:00pm
Afternoon sessions: 13:00pm – 18:00pm

Pipers Garden

We welcome prospective parents to call in to view our nurseries at any time. 

We will arrange sessions prior to your child starting so you can spend time in the nursery, get to know your child’s keyworker along with the rest of the team. 

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Working together to meet your child’s needs is our priority. We achieve this through regular verbal communication, our online learning journey app ‘Tapestry’ and regular parent meetings. 

Front entrance

The entrance to the nurseries are secured and operated by a biometric or access-controlled system.

All staff have enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service clearance and are registered on the DBS Update service. 

Everyone holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and are trained in Safeguarding Children. 


We offer funded 15 and 30 hour places for eligible 2, 3, and 4 year olds.

There is lots of help available for working parents to help with childcare costs. 

Please ask for further information or visit the Governments website Childcare Choices.



If you have any questions about child places, events, prices etc, place a comment below and we’ll be happy to get back to you.

Eat Well Start Well

The food we eat fuels our brain! Research suggests that nutritious foods can help the brain function and create better focus as well as helping to support the immune system. 

It is our priority to provide freshly prepared, home cooked, healthy nutritious meals and snacks each day. A great deal of care is taken to develop a healthy, well balanced and tasty menu for our children. Planning this draws on guidance from the Eat Well Start Well and the Governments under  5 menu planning guide. 

Our menus rotate every four weeks to ensure our children have a good variety of foods and flavours. We use local produce, meat from the butchers, seasonal fruit and vegetables and omit salt from our cooking. All dietary requirements are catered for. We are proud of our food hygiene rating of 5 (Very Good)

Our mealtimes are an enjoyable social occasion with opportunities to encourage communication skills and language development. Children are actively encouraged to participate in meal times and will help to set up the dining tables, serve their own food and pour their own drinks.