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Padiwacks Burnley Bees has been providing childcare in Padiham & Burnley for over 17 years.

By z4028047330, Jul 3 2017 05:14PM

Both our sites rated GOOD by OFSTED. We believe our overall fees represent the best value in the area because all our fees are inclusive which means that you don't pay a penny extra for homemade healthy meals, trips, snacks and activities. Your children will be looked after by dedicatefd staff who also work in our Out of School Clubs. You can check all the information about our staff in this link. Our site is secure and all our staff are fully trained. You can also claim up to 85% of fees. Phone 01282 778018 to book your place.

By z4028047330, Jun 20 2017 01:14PM

We're pleased to announce that we now have a number of places available in our baby room due to children moving rooms. Our baby room area has the followinig benefits:-


1. Fully qualified dedicated baby room staff (check out our staff section) with over 35 years combined experience of working in a childcare environment.

2. Spacious area with a combination of carpet and non-slip flooring.

3. We regularly take the children out into the community.

4. Our large outside area covers 180 square metres.

5. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout our setting.

6. We're based in a convenient location in the centre of Padiham, Burnley . We're only about 5 minutes away from the nearest motorway junction.

7. Full time fees £165 per week 7am to 7pm.

8. We offer flexible sessions to suit your circumstances.

9. Fees include meals, snacks and baby milk.

10. We have a happy, caring professional culture with a strong emphasis on keypersons providing regular feedback.


Our objective is to ensure that we provide the best possible service. You can check our website for our monthly newsletter and we provide regular updates via social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest.


Phone 01282 778018 or just call in at your convenience.


By z4028047330, Jun 19 2017 07:02PM

We commence with our end of term feedback at the end of June. This applies to all nursery children.


The trained nursery staff and teachers follow the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the setting.


You can click on this LINK for the Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage.


If you have any queries we recommend that you ask your keyperson or team leader who will be happy to answer any questions.





By z4028047330, May 23 2017 12:02PM

We will try and simplfy FREE childcare to help families make the right choice. You can go to our website and click on the links for more details here. You can also phone us on 01282 778018. We have tried our best to keep the information brief and we hope this helps:-

2 year old - 15 hours FREE childcare per week for families getting some sort of support including income support, job seekers allowance, tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax.

3 & 4 years old - All 3 & 4 year olds get 15 hours FREE childcare in the term following their 3rd birthday (terms start 1st September, 1st January & 1st April).

3 & 4 years old - 30 hours FREE childcare per week (from September 2017) - Earn or expect to earn the equivalent of 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming 3 months. This equates to £120 a week (or £6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 yrs old or £112.80 a week (or £5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old. You will not qualify if either parent has an income over £100,000. YOU CAN share the 30 hours FREE childcare with different nurseries i.e 15 hours at school nursery and 15 hours at Padiwacks. We currently drop off and collect from all local school nurseries.

Childcare Vouchers - If your employer offers childcare vouchers or arranges your childcare, you can get up to £933 a year in tax and national insurance savings. Over a period of time, tax free childcare will replace childcare vouchers. Padiwacks accepts all childcare vouchers.

Tax Free Childcare - Parents will be able to open a new childcare account by followinig this link. Every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child. The Government will add the extra within 24 hours and you then just transfer the money from this account diirect to Padiwacks. We are registered with this scheme.. You can find more information here about tax free childcare.

Tax Credits - If you and any partner are working at least 16 hours a week you can claim back up to 70% of childcare costs. Depending on your income you could get £122.50 a week for one child or £210 for two or more.

Universal Credits - You can claim back up to 85% of your eligible childcare costs. You could get up to £646 a month for one child, or £1,108 for two or more children. Universal Credits is being phased in over the next few years. It will replace a number of existing benefits, including tax credits.

Help while you study - Care to Learn should pay your childcare fees if you're under 20. Go here for more details . You can apply for Discretionary Learner Support here if you're over 20. You can also apply for a Childcare Grant here if you're in full-time higher education to pay for childcare costs for children.

If in doubt follow the links where applicable or just phone us on 01282 778018 and we should be able to answer any questions. The 15 hours childcare is term time (38 weeks p.a) but can be spread over the year if that works out better for you.

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