We are a small family run provider, who has offered early years care and education in Solihull for over 37 years!
Established in 1984 and Originally run by husband and wife team Paul and Lynda Morley, Lawnswood Childcare is now directed by their daughter Heather Morley. With over 13 years experience, Heather is passionate about providing an exceptional experience for the children and families who attend our nurseries. Heather is currently undertaking an MA in Early Years Education at the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, with the aim of continually improving the service we offer to our families and the learning opportunities we offer to our staff.
We have cared for thousands of local children over our 36 years. Some of those children have become our staff members and some of them have even had their own children attend our nurseries – what a recommendation!
We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the local area and our understanding of the needs of Solihull’s parents and children. We see ourselves as part of our community and work to build relationships with others, including local schools, other childcare providers, charities, businesses and residential homes.
When your child comes to Lawnswood, they are treated as a unique individual. We offer every child, and their family, the personal care and attention they need to thrive in the crucial early years.
Your child’s care, learning and development journey is at the heart of all we do. We work hard to ensure our environment is one where all children are given love, care and a broad educational experience that reflects the diversity of the society in which we live.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) and offer parents the opportunity to receive regular observations and updates on their child through our Eylog app. At Lawnswood we aim to foster children’s creativity, curiosity, exploration, critical thinking and overall wellbeing. We encourage children to express their individual thoughts, feelings and ideas in a variety of ways, including art, music, dance, role play, construction and in our outdoor environments.
Equality, inclusivity and democracy are central values within our practice. We see every child as a unique capable individual, with their own thoughts and feelings. We believe girls and boys have an equal right to develop the skills they need to live a full and happy life. We do not tolerate racism or discriminatory behaviour and believe that everyone regardless of their economic background, religion, sexual orientation, physical or intellectual ability, deserve the same opportunities. We work hard to ensure that these values are promoted within our relationships with children, their families and our staff.
We hope that on visiting our settings you will see for yourself the dedication of our wonderful early years practitioners and how the children entrusted to our care are happy, healthy, secure and engaged.’