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About Us

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Ladybirds have been providing quality childcare and day-care for over 25 years in Bangor.  We aim to create a village nursery school in the heart of Bangor, where the education offered is a balance between formal learning and learning through play. The nursery offers a strong sense of community and provides a warm and nurturing environment. There is an excellent child adult ratio to ensure the children are getting the best possible care at this important stage of their learning journey. 


Key to the ethos at Ladybirds is that the children actively lead their own development with no pressure on them in any way. From the day a new child starts at Ladybirds, the nursery is geared up towards gentle preparation for the next step. Ladybirds can accommodate day-care children from 6 weeks to 4 years.  


We have a very gentle settling in policy, where there is no pressure put on the children. At the very start, we focus on the children being happy and settling into their new environment. 

Every day come rain or shine, the children play outside in the garden and/or nearby playpark facilities. Children that stay for afternoons also enjoy an additional outdoor learning experience, very much based on learning through play.

Ladybirds is the first step on the education ladder and it is of paramount importance that it is the right step. Children leave Ladybirds confident and happy, with enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. 'We want them running to school'. 


At Ladybirds we educate and nurture the whole child, providing opportunities for each child to discover and develop their own unique talents and abilities, helping each to reach their full potential. 


Our vision is for children to learn in a stimulating environment and to become confident and independent learners using positive reinforcement.

We are committed to offering the best possible care for young children. 

Ladybirds Mission Statement


Our aims

  • To produce happy and confident children

  • Offer a broad and well rounded Early Years Education

  • Realise the full potential of each child

  • Provide high-calibre staff who are themselves open to learning and are given training opportunities for continuing professional development

  • Motivate every child through a fantastic Early Years educational experience

  • Ensure that the parents, staff and children are part of a team and enjoy their time at Ladybirds.

  • Install strong community values, which embrace our diverse community.

  • Provide opportunities for children to learn through spontaneous, free flow and active learning.

  • Provide an equal environment so that everyone is included. 

  • To use observations and records to support the children in their individual needs and interests. 

  • Establish a caring and courteous community, which embraces the principal that every child matters.

Parent feedback

" Ladybirds is a nurturing, caring environment. My son loves going and the girls are friendly, helpful and kind. Thank you"

VK mum of 2 year old 

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