Once upon a time...

Lambkins Day Nursery & Pre-school Centre was the brainchild of owner and founder Rachel Forster, who first began to plan creating her own free-range nursery in 2012.

Rachel was lucky to have trained and worked in two outstanding nurseries where she gained a wealth of experience and knowledge. Although she enjoyed being a part of a busy and successful team, once married she yearned to be back in the countryside where she grew up, to start a business and family where her children and others have room to roam and where mud is very much a daily topic.

A new opportunity lead to Lambkins Day Nursery & Pre-school opening at the old Eden Ostrich World visitors Centre, Langwathby hall, 4 miles east of Penrith. The nursery was formed initially the old farmhouse and then in 2017 they moved into one of the other farm buildings which provided light and airy rooms, as well as more outdoor space.

Since then Rachel’s family has expanded to three children all of whom have attended and been a part of the Lambkins journey.

We strongly believe the importance of a journey where children are surrounded by nature and animals, as it teaches them to care for the environment and themselves. The approach to learning through play and natural curiosity ensures that every child’s development is built upon.

If you would like to be part of our nursery family, please contact us for a look around.

Rachel and the Lambkins Team

‘Life is not a destination, but a journey’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What makes Lambkins different? Read about The Lambkins Experience here >

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Meet the Team

Each member of our team loves what they do and it shows! Enthusiastic and caring, meet the people that make Lambkins.

Our Team
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Working with Parents

We work in partnership with parents to ensure the best possible environment for each individual child's needs.

Parent Partnership
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A Love of Learning

Praised in our Ofsted report for the quality of our Early Years Foundation Stage engagment, we learn through play.

Learning through play