Ormsby Lodge in the charming market town of Alford is located close to the church, Alford Windmill and local primary and secondary schools. The nursery setting is a stunning Victorian town house with three acres of gardens which provide magical play opportunities for children. Recent refurbishments to original buildings have added more space for play and learning in the Coach House and the Orangery.

Although it’s a very impressive building, Ormsby Lodge nursery retains a very homely feel: the rooms are large and airy with many original features. The upper floor is reserved for babies under two where there are full-sized cots allowing babies to sleep according to their own routines, while downstairs the toddler room has space for 12 two to three-year-olds and a library and a role play area. At around three years old the children move into the preschool room.

All children at Alford have endless opportunities for outdoor play and learning. Being outdoors offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors, and we encourage the children to be physically active and exuberant.

Our gardens feature raised beds for growing vegetables, a sand and water play area, fruit trees, den making facilities and a willow walk, and we emphasise the importance of outdoor play and learning.

We also offer Monti’s Children’s Club which provides before and after school and holiday care for children aged four to 11 years; during the holidays the club is open from 8am until 6pm in the Orangery, and each day is packed full of fun activities!

All children have the opportunity to be part of the wider community by going on walks to the shops, the windmill and the library. We pride ourselves on planning fundraising activities throughout the year for local and national charities.

We advocate healthy eating and have a dedicated cook who prepares freshly cooked and nutritious meals for the children, sourcing fresh, local or home-grown produce where possible. Our nursery has a five-star food hygiene rating from East Lindsey District Council.

The manager at Alford is Kristina Johnson; she is our Senior Nursery manager and has been with the company since we opened our first nursery in 2002.