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Little Learning Ladder Nursery

Little Learning Ladder Nursery is a family run business situated in the centre of Manchester at The Chips, New Islington.  Providing education and care to children from 6 weeks to 5 years.  We are open 52 weeks per year only closed on Bank Holidays.

Surrounded on three sides by the canal; The Chips is accessible by ramps for buggies and people with limited mobility; benefits from floor to ceiling windows giving a bright, airy feel and also enables the outside in.

From the Nature Park where wildlife is in abundance to the purpose built outdoor play area, your child will benefit from being out in the fresh air for periods throughout the day (weather permitting).

Easily accessible, designated pick up/drop off area,  the brand new metro station at New Islington is just across the footbridge, a bus stop directly outside, ample car parking (Pay & Display with cheap hourly/daily/weekly charge), and both Piccadilly & Victoria Train Stations are a short walk away.

At Little Learning Ladder we understand the pressures on today’s working parents; ever increasing workloads, the difficulty in finding excellent childcare that takes into account shift and weekend working patterns.  We understand this first hand; as family members have worked in the emergency services sector, and know that this can be a huge relief of working parents, a plus from day one.  That’s why we are open 7 days a week* to help you plan with more flexibility.

Our primary focus is to provide a home away from home for your child, where he/she can develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially; preparing them for the next step on the educational ladder in a happy, secure and caring nursery; an environment where your child will be known and cared for the individual things that make them unique.

We offer our parents excellent benefits which are set out in full on our Benefits for Parents page but include:

  •  1 weeks fee free period in Parent Benefits
  •  Inclusive Fees with no hidden extras..
  •  Sibling Reductions

Basic Information

Jo Little
Operations Manager
Name of venue
Unit 1 Chips,
Venue address
2 Lampwick Lane
M4 6BU
0161 2056096


When is childcare available?
After School Service
All Year (check for Holidays & Xmas Closures)
School pickup
St Malachy's RC Primary School
St Anne's RC Primary School (Ancoats)

Special Provisions

Wheelchair access
Cultural provisions
Special diets
Special Needs Access

Other Details

For Ofsted registration details relating to this provider, including the conditions and date of registration, and to see all Ofsted inspection reports and gradings, please click here for a direct link to the provider's page on the Ofsted website.

Registered to receive Funded Places?
Accepts the following free childcare vouchers
15 Hour Childcare, 30 Hour Childcare, 
Educational Activities, Sensory Room
Associated Cost
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Other Costs
£15.00 After School Club per session
Age Range
From 0 years to 11 years

Wheelchair accessYes - Easy access to the nursery available via both the external ramp for wheelchair and pushchair uses, and the internal lifts. The nursery also provides a disabled toilet.

Cultural provisionsYes - Little Learning Ladder is a fully inclusive setting and welcomes children and their families from all cultures.

Special dietsYes - The nursery employs two cooks to freshly prepare meals each day. All specified dietary requirements for children are fully catered for. The nursery uses Halal meat within their meals.

Special Needs AccessYes - The staff team at Little Learning Ladder work with a number of other professionals to ensure children with additional needs are fully supported.

Parent Benefits - 

  • 1 weeks fee free holiday*
  • 10% Sibling Discount for Nursery Places*

 Non Refundable Registration Fee £35.00 per child - Includes 6 hour settling in period

2 Weeks refundable* deposit required

*See T&C's for full details.

Vacancy Details

Immediate vacancies?
Total number of vacancies
Other information
Limited vacancies for 0-2 years, 15 for age 2-3, 20 for age 3-5 and we have afterschool club vacancies - contact for details.

Who to Contact

Jo Little
Operations Manager
0161 2056096
Last Updated: 03/03/2021