Knight Hill Day Nursery

We know that your priority is to find a nursery that offers the right setting for your child, that feels both welcoming and secure, with brilliant facilities and amazing staff that really understands your child’s needs.


A nursery where your child loves to be, where they can try new things, learn, explore and make new discoveries and where you, the parent can place your full trust and confidence in the knowledge that your child’s nursery experience is a happy one. Everything you are looking for in a childcare setting – you will find it all and more at Giant Leap!


Giant Leap Childcare and Learning Centre was founded in 2012 and is a family-run group of nurseries determined to offer the very best in childcare, learning and fun. Our setting in Padiham, Knight Hill Day Nursery, opened in September 2023 and has been lovingly refurbished to offer a magical environment for children to thrive in.

We are located inside the beautiful Memorial Park and we pride ourselves on offering:

  • A welcoming, safe and stimulating environment that supports each child.
  • A team of committed, long-serving staff who are fully trained and qualified, and passionate about providing excellent childcare, affection, warmth and dedication to each child.
  • A truly unique and magical place in a stunning location surrounded by trees and nature providing a peaceful environment away from traffic noise and pollution.
  • A term-time nursery and pre-school accepting all funded childcare places from 9months to 5 year olds open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
  • A guarantee that your child will learn, enjoy and flourish in a fun and caring environment.

Our Environment


Knight Hill Day Nursery is set in Memorial Park inside the historic Knight Hill House. Our Nursery occupies two large, bright and fun-filled rooms downstairs with a separate tranquil sleep room upstairs as well as access to a garden and outdoor play area, designed to encourage children to explore and extend their growing physical capabilities.


Our team have worked hard to create a home from home environment that provides a gentle transition from home to nursery life. There is no shortage of quality time and care for your children and there are also a wide range of daily activities for your little one to enjoy including lots of curiosity & messy play.


We make pick up and drop off easy with an onsite car park and we are surrounded by a large park with lots of nature trails and a playground providing the best opportunities for safe trips and outings into the community.

Our Free Childcare Session Times


We are open term-time Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and welcome all funded sessions from 9 months to 5 year olds including 15 hours and/or 30 hours free childcare. You can find out and check your eligibility for funded childcare hours by visiting the Childcare Choices website


Additional hours can be purchased at the Lancashire County Council Funded Rate. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide which funding option works best for you.

If you would like to find out more, arrange a personal tour and/or reserve a place for your child please do not hesitate to contact us


We look forward to welcoming you to the Giant Leap Family!

01282 425893