Moorlands Day Nursery, Horwich

Moorlands is a long standing nursery in Horwich with an established and highly qualified team of early years educators led by passionate and experienced managers. It is situated in a purpose built property on Chorley New Road and welcomes children with a home from home feel.   

At Moorlands we are committed to providing a high quality service for the children and parents where care and education go hand in hand. We believe children will only realise their true ability in a happy, relaxed, safe and secure environment. 

Lizzie Manager Moorlands


Nursery Manager

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning & Development

Lizzie joined our Ellanday family at Pipers in 2014 and Started working at Moorlands in January 2020



Deputy Manager

Foundation Degree Level 5 in Early Years & Childhood Studies.

Started working at Moorlands in August 2017

The nursery is divided into three age groups, the Butterflies (under 2 years), the Ladybirds (2-3 years) and the Bumblebees (3-5 years). However, we value children as individuals and children move rooms with developmental progress rather than being a specific age.

We also have a wonderful sensory room that is accessible for all children to use. This room is a specifically designed space that combines a variety of resources to support and engage children’s senses, including a range of lights, smells, textures and sounds. 

Butterflies Room

The Butterflies room is a bright, airy room where your inquisitive toddler can explore through play and interaction with a highly qualified team of staff. 

Ladybirds Room

The Ladybirds room is a full of lots of exciting and attractive areas to entice your little ones and feed their emerging imagination.

Bumblebees Reading Area

The Bumblebees room provides a positive, caring and friendly environment for children to play, explore and learn the all-important skills for the best start in life.

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7.30am – 18:00pm 

Monday to Friday


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

Our Healthy Eating Scheme

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.