Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery is a well established full time setting based at Whittington Barracks on the edge of Lichfield. We offer sessional and full day care for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We are OFSTED registered and follow the EYFS.

Over the years we have expanded and grown tremendous amounts. In 2012 we made the leap from being a term time Preschool only setting to a wonderful all year round Nursery setting. Due to phenomenal demand we expanded our setting in 2017 to include a Tweenie room for children aged 18 months – 2 years. We are incredibly lucky to have a lot of outdoor space, which we utilise all day everyday. In 2015 one of our gardens underwent a huge transformation and our second garden had it’s very own makeover in 2019! We also have a wonderful Forest School in a secure area at the back of our setting which children from 2 – 5 have regular access to.

  • Whittington Preschool and Day Nursery a safe place for your child to grow and learn

    We believe each child is a precious gift and we treat them as if they are our own

    ‘Whittington Preschool’ was established over 50 years ago in Whittington Village. In 2007 we moved to Whittington Barracks where we merged with the existing military Preschool, ‘Munchkins’. Over the years we have expanded and extended our setting to cater to the needs of the families in our surrounding area. In 2012 we opened our baby and toddler rooms due to high demand and in 2017 we opened our tweenie room due to phenomenal demand in our baby room!


    We pride ourselves on being a graduate led setting. Our manager, Jennifer studied Early Childhood Studies and graduated with BA (Hons) in Summer 2014 and our deputy manager, Lisa Clare also holds a degree in Early Childhood studies, graduating in 2013. All of our staff are First Aid trained, CRB checked and qualified with relevant childcare qualifications at Level 2 (NVQ), Level 3 (NVQ) or higher.

  • We are proud of our military links

    We have strong military links with many of our parents coming from Royal Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy backgrounds.

    Having strong links with DMS Whittington allows us to take full advantage of our surroundings, such as using the Garrison Church as the venue for our Christmas concert in 2014 and a visit to see the dental clinic in 2015.

  • Because these early years matter so much

    Our Preschool & Day Nursery is a safe, nurturing environment where children get the attention and care that they need. You can rest assured that your child will be cared for with kindness, love and respect.

    We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in all of our rooms, from babies to preschool. Our most recent Ofsted inspection was carried out in 2014 when we were graded ‘Good’.

  • Why choose us...

    • No extra costs for meals

    • We have an excellent reputation

    • We have CCTV monitoring our main entrances for added safety

    • We are open from 7:30am – 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

    • We are open all year except for Christmas and UK Bank Holidays

    • Our Manager holds a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies

    • Our outdoor areas are accessible to all children, from babies to preschoolers

    • All meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site in our kitchen

    • Staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding

    • All of our staff are experienced and hold relevant qualifications to their positions

    • Home visits are available on request to help settle your child

    • We are always reinvesting and making improvements

    • We offer discounts for Military personnel

    • We have excellent links with local schools

    • Settling in sessions are free