Corner House Poplars

A home away from home for your child to thrive.

Your Local Nursery in Leyland

Corner House Poplars has been a well-established and trusted nursery in the beautiful area of Leyland.

With a reputation for providing high-quality childcare, and a winner of Daynurseries top 20 in North-West England in 2022, our nursery commits to creating a home away from home atmosphere for children and parents. We strive to create a family atmosphere whilst providing opportunities and experiences that support your child with their social, emotional and developmental needs.

We provide childcare for children from. Our nursery is carefully designed and has a varied and plentiful range of resources and equipment, we also have our own private car park for drop-offs and pick-ups. We are open throughout the year 52 weeks from 7.30am to 6pm for full days, mornings and afternoons as well as working in partnership with Lancashire Council to provide funding to eligible families.

Our Unique Features

Large spacious rooms that are well resourced

Extra-curricular activities included

All weather canapies for outdoor play

Highly qualified staff team


  • Monday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Thursday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Friday 8:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

 Meet Our Top Team

Hayley Murphy

Nursery Manager

Sam Wilson

Deputy Manager

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We can guide you through every step of your childcare journey and help you discover everything you need to know about our nursery.

Parent Reviews

Sarah B, Current Parent

I have had two children attend Poplars Nursery from 2 years old until heading off to school. The staff are so hard working, compassionate and committed. It is a fantastic nursery with such a nurturing yet stimulating environment for the children!

Emma S, Current Parent

My daughter started in March 2020 and has been there ever since. We have experience in the baby room, and now the toddler room, and I cannot recommend them enough. All the ladies who work there have a huge love and passion for the job they do, you can see the relationship they build with my child and it’s magical to see. My daughter enjoys every single day there, coming home with stories and songs to share. The communication and trust I have with this nursery is second to none, they are absolutely wonderful!

Dan S, Current Parent

Our eldest son has been at Poplars for more than 2 years. In that time he has flourished into a confident, happy, outgoing boy and we couldn’t ask for anything better in terms of care and progression. We are updated daily on activities via the app which allows us to understand how our son’s day has been and what fun and interesting things he has been involved with. More recently time has been invested to get our eldest child ready for “big school” which has been really well received, by both our son and us as parents. We are so happy with the service that Poplars provides that our second child is signed up to start there in September! Would definitely recommend this nursery to friends and family.

Outdoors and Nature

We love to get outside at Corner House Poplars! We have substantial gardens providing opportunities for outdoor learning across all areas of the curriculum. Along with a healthy, balanced diet, children need lots of fresh air and exercise. We are very lucky to have a variety of outdoor areas at Poplars and this enables all children to access the outdoors on a daily basis – whatever the weather. In the large outdoor spaces children are able to run and play freely whilst accessing the many activities and resources on offer. We also provided structured sessions of movement to music, dance and ball skills.

As well as access to our fabulous outdoor play areas, children of all ages enjoy regular walks in the local area. We take children out in groups, come rain or shine, to take part in a variety of activities set up by our staff. We have a detailed, but comprehensive planning system in place to support children’s play and exploration both in and outdoors. During our time outside we teach children how to assess risk, problem solve, share, gather and utilise from nature.

Our youngest children are often seen out in our triple buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery. All children leave wellington boots and waterproof clothing at nursery so they can be appropriately dressed for all seasons!

We are committed to being an environmentally friendly nursery, making changes wherever we can in order to make the world a cleaner place! We are committed to teach our children about their environment and the effect we have on it in our day to day lives.

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Education at Corner House Poplars

Our curriculum includes a Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage that offer hands-on approaches to encourage the skills your child will need in the nursery and beyond:

  • Mathematics: Integrating numbers into real-life routines
  • Schematic Play: Quality learning environment providing the potential for children’s creativity skills and allowing them to follow their own interests confidently
  • Listening, Attention and Speaking: Teaching children to express their ideas and feelings about their experiences using complete sentences
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Education
  • Birth to 5 Matters Learning and Development Framework
  • STEM Activities: Building and problem solving using science, technology, engineering, and math
  • 7 areas of learning and development are provided through an effectively balanced planning system of both adult led and child- initiated activities.
  • Ensuring children are physically active from birth and meet the Chief Medical Officers (2019) guidelines of a minimum of 3 hours per day.

Our staff are enthusiastic and excited about developing children’s skills. They regularly share ideas and successful ways of working, activities and provision amongst one another. Our enthusiastic team impact positively upon the children’s levels of motivation and the atmosphere is one of fun, creativity, exploration and engagement.

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Our Nursery Fees and Funding

We can offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including government funded childcare. To find out more information on pricing and availability, please request a call back and we will be in touch shortly.

Our fees include:

  • Quality Early Years Care and Education
  • Healthy, well balanced menu for all children
  • Access to a wide range of quality resources and equipment
  • E-Learning Journals and Interactive App
  • Monthly newsletters and parent evenings
  • Free Settling in Sessions
  • Nappies, wipes, milk, formula and all meals included in fees
Our Nursery Fees and Funding
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Food and Nutrition

Here at Corner House Poplars we have our very own professional kitchen and our qualified Nursery Cook who creates nutritionally balanced rolling menus.

We are happy to cater for children with differing dietary requirements and of course, adapt the menu to suit all stages of weaning for our youngest children.

Our menus are designed to give your little one the very best start in life. We make this possible by supplying our children with home cooked nutritional food, bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy physical and mental development. Whenever possible we source our food locally and organically, including seasonal vegetables and fruit into our menus. Our children have a choice of milk or water to drink throughout the day.

Children are guided on simple hygiene routines, encouraged to be active and have lots of activities, discussion and guidance about healthy eating.

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Cooking and Baking Activities

Our children have opportunities to work with our Nursery Chef through weekly cooking and baking activities.

Vegetarian and Vegan

We are happy to cater for all preferences including Vegetarian and Vegan.

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Dairy-Free Milk

We offer a variety of milk including animal and plant based milks. Speak to our Nursery Chef regarding your dietary needs.

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Dietary Requirements

We are happy to cater for a whole range of dietary/religious/cultural requirements. Please speak to our Nursery Chef for more information.

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No Added Sugar or Salt

We do not add additional salt or sugar. Where possible we purchase products with reduced salt and lower sugar.

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Allergies and First Aid

Our staff are trained in First Aid and our Nursery Chef is experienced in catering for allergies. You are more than welcome to meet with our Chef to discuss your requirements.

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