In 2016 we converted a disused building within the hospice grounds into Little Owls Day Nursery. The nursery quickly developed an outstanding reputation in the early years childcare sector, caring for children from age 3 months to 5 years.

Although Little Owls @ Dove House is based on the same site as the hospice, it is completely independent and run from a separate building. This facility provides an excellent environment for children to develop and thrive, with three separate outside play areas and a beautiful woodland walk to explore.

In 2019, a second Little Owls, Little Owls @ Ainthorpe, was opened within the footprint of Ainthorpe Primary School on Willerby Road. The nursery is completely independent although it does benefit from having a good working relationship with the Primary School. The building and facilities have been designed specifically for the nursery and incorporate 3 spacious outside play areas.

All profits raised from the nurseries are donated back to the hospice.

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