For the kids

Dance classes for all ages, including children can be found on our <Health page>

Blue Bear Pre School

BlueBear Pre School Freckleton Ltd
Strike lane Freckleton
Contact: Mrs Anne Chauhan
Tel: 0795 226 8667

Blue Bear is independently owned and offers a safe and caring environment where children can learn and develop through play.

Every child is supported by a key worker and parents are regularly kept up‑to‑date about their child's progress. They follow the EYFS framework and the Every Child Matters agenda. Blue Bear also provides a broad range of fun and challenging activities both indoors and outdoors.

Blue Bear Pre-School provide full day care for children from 2 to 5 years of age. The Pre-School is registered with Ofsted and offers the highest quality of care and early years education. They are located within Strike Lane Primary School Freckleton in a countryside setting.

They provide an environment where children feel safe, happy and cared for. This enables children to develop and learn at their own pace, supported by experienced and fully qualified staff who understand the importance of allowing children to be children.


Brownies badge

Girls from the age of 7 can join the Brownies and stay up until their 11th birthday but can if they wish join the Guides once they are 10 years old. The Brownies are the next stage following on from Rainbows although it is not necessary to have been in the Rainbows before becoming a Brownie.

The meetings are fun with games, crafts, learning different skills, meeting new people and making new friends all part of being a Brownie.

There are organised trips throughout the year with one of the most popular being the Pantomime and the other is the Brownie Splash, a trip to The Sandcastle at Blackpool involving lots of waves and water!

The Brownies are linked with the Church of England and attend special services throughout the year at the Holy Trinity Church in Freckleton. This does not affect in any way the membership of Brownies from other religious denominations.

The girls can also work towards gaining a wide range of badges which gives them a great sense of achievement and purpose. The Brownie Motto is "Lend a hand" and this is remembered in all aspects of the girls work.

The Brownie Hut
Memorial Park

Tel: 01772 634088
Mobile: 07734081545

Cost per meeting: £2.00

Brownies web site    
Meeting times Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Contact: Lesley Binns on 01772 493144 or Mandy Plummer on 01772 679551


Caroline's Twinkle Stars

Twinkle Stars

Caroline Thorpe
8 Clover Drive
Freckleton Preston

Phone: 01772 466837
Mobile: 07515 462624
Website: carolinestwinklestars


Warm, Safe, Supportive learning environment offered to children aged from 0 - 12 years old. Wide range of indoor and outdoor learning materials to fully support children's development in a quiet area of the village.

NNEB qualified Nursery Nurse with 14 years experience in childcare, Paediatric first aid and Safeguarding certificates obtained this year. Twinkle Stars is Ofsted registered and follows the EYFS standard of education supporting early years learning.

Fully flexible service available, long or short term contracts, impromptu care and holidays also on offer.

Please call to arrange a visit or to discuss your specific childcare needs.

Holy Trinity Sunday School

Freckleton C of E School
School Lane

Tel: 01772 493036

Mrs Pym and Mrs Finch

Contact: Mrs Pym
01772 635900

The Sunday School, which is attached to the Church of England, is held at Freckleton C of E school every Sunday during school term time. When the school is closed it is held in the Holy Trinity Church on Lytham Road, Freckleton as part of the normal church service. Children of three years of age and over are welcome to attend.

The service usually consists of singing, interactive worship, prayer, story telling, drawing, colouring and craft work which includes items for specific events such as Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas etc.

One of the important events of the Sunday School year is the annual Freckleton Club Day Parade held every June. All children, young and old can participate in this enjoyable tradition. The older children, known as the Youth of Sunday School, have a special part in this event. The Rose Queen, who represents our parish church, is chosen from the group.

Each year we have a Christmas presentation and all the children are invited to be involved.

We are one of the largest Sunday Schools on the Fylde, if not the largest.

School Time:

Sunday 10.30am - 11.30am

The Sunday School welcomes all children. The Sunday school mission statement is as follows:

1. We nurture the growth of the Christian faith, in the children through teaching from the scripture.
2. We introduce the children into the traditions of the church.
3. We look after the well being of all those entrusted into our care.

Freckleton After School Club

The Holy Family Church Hall
1 Lvtham Road

Tel: 01772 635746
Mobile: 07939401704

The Freckleton After School Club provides after school care and caters for children from three schools in the area. The children from Freckleton C of E Primary School and Strike Lane school are collected in cars by staff members. The children from Holy Family Warton are walked from their school accompanied by staff members.

Cost per session: £5.00 for the first child and £4.50 for siblings

Opening times Monday - Thursday 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Freckleton Library

Preston Old Road

Freckleton Library provide a number of reading clubs and groups. For more details see the Freckleton Library page <Click here>

Freckleton Pre School Playgroup

Freckleton Pre-school
Freckleton C ofE School
School Lane

Debbie Fellows - 07854652132

Freckleton Preschool has provided early years care in Freckleton for over 30 years and caters for children aged from 2-4years. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and each child's key worker plans to help individuals learning and development within the setting. All children who are aged 3 are able to claim 15 hours, per week, free care, starting the term after they turn 3. Some 2 year olds are also able to claim this depending on their parents circumstances.


9.00-11.30. £8.00 morning session
11.30-12.45. £3.00 lunchtime session
12.45-3.15. £8.00. Afternoon session


The Guide Hut
Memorial Park

Contact: Bridget Davison 01772 671740

Girls from the age of 10 are eligible to join the Guides. This is the next stage following on from the Brownies although it is not necessary to have been in the Brownies to become a Guide. The meetings are fun, they learn new skills, make new friends and help each other. They work in groups known as Patrols and are actively encouraged to plan their own activities to give them more independence and to share in decisions that affect themselves and others in their group. The Guide leader does offer support and guidance concerning this but the onus is on the girls making the decision themselves. There are a wide variety of badges to work towards which they can do so at their own pace, giving them a great sense of achievement and purpose. Trips and events are planned through out the year, some even as far afield as London! Occassionally the Guides attend special Church services at the Holy Trinity Church in Freckleton but this in no way affects the membership of Guides from other religious denominations. The Guide Motto is "Be Prepared" and this is most useful in all aspects of a guides life.
Meeting Time: Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Price: £1.50 per meeting

OFSTED Registered Childminder Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Emma Smith
9 Clover Drive

Mob: 07855835702
Tel: 01772 631829

Vacancies available now.

Flexible childcare offered, full or part time, school hols, ad hoc days and emergency care offered. Have your children cared for and educated in a home from home environment adapted to suit their individual needs.

Ba Hons in Early care and education, Early Years professional staus.

Sessions to fit all years. Free places available to 3/4 years.

Please call for a no obligation chat or visit.

Prices on enquiry


Pre-school Music

Contact: Pippa Barratt
077025 42620

Pre-School Music is a local service provided by Pippa Barratt, who is a trained musician from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

She is an experienced music teacher who pioneered Pre-School Music Groups in the Fylde and has successfully run these for the last 25 years. These have now been developed over the last 10 years, from independent groups attended by parents and children to taking the classes into nurseries ranging from as far afield as Mellor in East Lancs, to Blackpool.

Children, from eighteen months up to school age, are welcome in the half hour classes and have great fun using rhythm sticks, percussion instruments, learning rhymes and songs, and basic music theory such as pitch and rhythm.

This work is based upon the Key Stage 1 Music requirements, whilst at the same time helping to develop speech, concentration and memory retention.

Each class costs £3.50 and for further information Pippa can be contacted on 077025 42620.

Pippa is also a fully qualified Piano teacher (GRSM, ARCM, DipEd), having taught pupils of all ages and ability for over 30 years. For piano lessons Pippa can be contacted as above. (077025 42620)

Orchard Children's Centre

Orchard Childrens Centre

The Orchard Children's Centre
Strike Lane

Tel: 01772 634270

The Orchard Children's Centre is part of the goverment SureStart initiative. The centre provides a variety of advice and support for parents and carers. Their services are available to you from pregnancy right through to when your child goes into reception class at primary school.

The Orchard Children's Centre brings all the different support agencies together to offer a range of services to meet you and your child's needs, all in one place. It is somewhere your child can make friends and learn as they play. Parents and carers can get professional advice on health and family matters, learn about training and job opportunities or just socialise with other people.

For more information on Sure Start see the Sure Start Information <here>

Manly Dads Olympics 14 July 2012
First Aid Awareness for Parents 18 & 20 July 2012
Fun & Safety Day 03 August 2012
Fun Day 07 August 2012
Giant Creative & Messy Play 21 August 2012
Family Olympics 29 August 2012


The Rainbow Hut
Memorial Park

Contact: Rachel Spacey
01772 635316

Girls from age five can join the Rainbows and stay up until the age of seven when they can go onto the next stage and become a Brownie member. The meetings are fun with playing games, painting, drawing, craft work, plus lots more activities both indoors and outdoors, all part of their time together. The girls meet new people and make friends and learn to be kind and helpful to each other. The Rainbows are linked with the Church of England and attend special services throughout the year, such as Harvest Festival, Mother's Day etc, at the Holy Trinity Church in Freckleton. This does not affect in any way the membership of Rainbows from other religious denominations. The Rainbow promise is "I will do my best to love my God and to be kind and helpful".
Meeting Time: Thursday 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Stay and Play

The Methodist Chapel
Kirkham Rd

Contact: Karen 01772 634446

Open to all Parents, childminders, Grandparents and carers. Children welcome from newborn to 4 years old.

We enable the parents to relax in a friendly and safe environment with a brew and a biscuit whilst their child can play with all our toys or engage in an arts and crafts activity.


Meeting Time:Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am - 11.30am

Strike Lane Breakfast and After School Clubs

Strike Lane

Tel: 01772 632724
Fax: 01772 632724

The Breakfast Club opens at 7.40a.m. and closes at 8.50a.m., when school provides supervision for children on the playgrounds. Breakfast Club costs £2.70 per session and includes a healthy breakfast.

The After School Club starts at 3.25p.m. when school finishes, and closes at 5.45p.m. After School Club costs £5.00 per session and includes a healthy snack and a drink. Children attending the After School Club can attend school clubs and then go to the After School Club.

Visits to the Care Club are welcome at any time. If you wish to ask any further questions about the Care Club, or would like to make an appointment to look around the Breakfast or After School Clubs, please contact Marie Brooks on 07746281665.

Opening times Monday - Friday 7.40am - 8.50am
3.25pm - 5.45pm



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