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Cream teas at the Easter Hunt

Easter Treasure Hunt A Great Success

What a lovely day we had on Saturday 8th April when, in collaboration with Delamere Park Ladies Group and volunteers from across the Park we ran our first ever Easter Treasure Hunt.

The hunt was picture based and gave local families a chance to follow clues around the whole of Delamere Park, exploring the nooks and crannies of our lovely estate, ending back at the Park Room to receive a chocolate treat.

The Delamere Park ladies club did a spectacular job providing cream teas and refreshments open to all visitors for the afternoon, and we were so grateful to everyone who collectively baked a delicious array of cakes and scones.

Our committee made sure the park room looked beautiful with the delightful vintage decor and original floral centrepieces for the tables. Alongside this we had our ‘pre-loved’ toy stall – and our children’s Easter Crafts table – both of which proved very popular.

Luckily, we happened to select the sunniest, warmest day of the year which made the day even more special, and it was great to see the children playing out of the brand new play area, just unveiled by Delamere Park.

We would like again to thank everyone who worked with us to make the day such a huge success, and such a lovely community event.

We would also like to thank everyone who came along and joined the fun. What made the event so special was seeing the mix of ages coming together and enjoying themselves. 

In total we had 75 children take part in the treasure hunt, and a very busy afternoon of eating, drinking and enjoyment in the Park Room. 

We look forward to more family events like this on the park in the near future!

Online survey for 2017 and 2018 entry to Squirrels

Do you have or know any parents in the area who might be interested in sending their pre-school child to Squirrels in the next couple of years?

If so please complete our online survey by clicking the link below – and share the link with friends and family who may be interested in Squirrels.

Did you know ?

  • Squirrels is a registered charity
  • We are fully Ofsted-inspected
  • We are now in our 40th year – some of our children are second generation
  • Many staff have been with us for 20+ years
  • We have a great reputation for a nurturing, fun environment for our children
  • We are open to children and grandchildren of residents and non-residents of Delamere Park
  • We offer free Government funded places
  • We are very flexible – use the hours you need – full or part days
  • We can often accommodate changes of days at very short notice

Family Easter Treasure Hunt

Squirrels are running a Family Easter Treasure Hunt on Saturday 8th April, 12.30-3.30pm.

Start the hunt from Delamere Park Club House. Just £2 per child.

Find the clues around the park, and look for Easter decorations along the way!

All children are welcome to come along and follow a treasure hunt around the park, and all entrants will receive a delicious chocolate prize!

We’ll be serving cream teas and cakes in the Delamere Park clubhouse, and there will be a secondhand toy stall and Easter colour and crafts to keep the family entertained.

There’s also an opportunity for new and prospective parents & grandparents to have a look around Squirrels Pre School. We have spaces for September 2017.

More information about this event to follow soon! Watch this space and check out Facebook page.


Christmas play, raffle and toy & cake stall – 15th December

Our Christmas Nativity play will take place on Thursday 15th December – the last day of term and we invite parents and grandparents to watch the play at 10am (children to arrive by 9.45am), after which there will be mulled wine and mince pies for the grown ups.

Our Christmas raffle tickets will be on sale with the draw to take place in the afternoon.

We will also have a second hand toy and cake stall there on the day to help raise money for new IT equipment for the pre-school.

After the play we will have our Christmas party for the children, and we invite you back at 1.30pm when we’ll be welcoming a very special visitor!

Back to school

We’re looking forward to welcoming our old and new children back to school for Autumn Term.

We have some exciting plans for the term ahead.

Term begins on Monday 5th September at 9am.

Don’t forget your packed lunch!

MEET UP for new and existing parents – Thurs 29th Sept 2016

Calling all NEW, CURRENT, and PROSPECTIVE parents and grandparents.

Thursday 29th September, 7-9pm at Squirrels

Come down and meet the staff and other parents, enjoy some cheese & wine and hear about what Squirrels is and our plans for the coming year.

Also your chance to join our parents and grandparents committee to get involved with fundraising, events and social occasions.

We will be organising a range of events through 2016/17 including social evenings, meet-ups outside of pre-school for the children and a special fundraising event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Squirrels.

For updates on this and other events, contact us with your email address and mobile number at

We look forward to meeting you all soon!


Squirrels Open Evening

(Thursday, 9 May 2013 :18:00 until 20:00)

Are you looking for a secure environment where your child will be cared for in a fun, friendly and happy setting?

Why not come and see what Squirrels Pre-school Nursery on Delamere Park is all about? Meet the staff and take a look around at our outdoor play area, computers, arts and crafts, dressing up outfits, books, toys, children’s work on display and much more!

We look forward to meeting you!