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Welcome to the Lindale Muddy Boots website.  Our preschool is located in the beautiful village of Lindale, on the outskirts of Grange-Over-Sands and in easy reach of the A590.  We are a non-profit making preschool for children aged 2-4 years old and have been operating since 2001.

We are an independent preschool, sharing a site with the local primary school.  Any children wishing to stay in Lindale after preschool, would experience a seamless transition into Lindale C of E Primary School.

As a small nursery we are able to create a family atmosphere, allowing children to settle in quickly.  We aim to accommodate your child’s interests and provide fun, stimulating and exciting activities suited to your child’s development.  We want every child to reach their full potential and to have as much fun as possible doing it!

We are able to offer care during term time from 7.45am until 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, as part of our partnership with Lindale school.

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Our Staff


Claire Dawson

Claire has worked at Lindale Muddy Boots Nursery since September 2001, taking over as Leader in April 2005; she has a CACHE Diploma in Pre-School Practice Level 3 and is the named First Aider, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Designated Safeguarding Officer. 

Claire loves to be outside with the children and especially loves the weekly woodland walks seeing how the children’s confidence grows as they manage and understand risk.  In her spare time Claire runs a Church Youth Group.

Lucy Warren

Lucy started working in Nursery in April 2016.

Lucy has a level 3 Cache Diploma in Early Years and Level 3 Teaching Assistant NVQ. She has worked as a Senior Teaching Assistant within the Early Years framework and the Upper Juniors delivering phonics, spelling and grammar lessons. Lucy is a Kidsafe Instructor and a Cumbrian Reading Intervention teacher .  June 2020 Lucy successfully completed Level 5 in Children Young People and their Services. 

Lucy enjoys working in the Nursery immensely, learning through play and exploration is lots of fun! Lucy enjoys running and cooking.

Amy Douglas

Amy started working in nursery in September 2022, during her first year with us she successfully completed a level 3 diploma in early years education. Amy also holds a Level 4 diploma in health and social care and certificate in understanding children, both from the Open University. Amy is currently studying for a BA (Honours) Early Childhood with the Open University. Amy is very passionate about the ethos of the nursery, learning through exploring and play, and loves our outdoor learning. 


Amy is also a Mammy to three children with whom she loves travelling and adventures, if there is any spare time Amy loves attending live music events. 



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