We create perfect environments for little people - Our buildings have vaulted ceilings and full-length windows to provide a beautiful, light and airy space, which creates an environment that is calming and welcoming for children of all ages. We can customise the external appearance of your new building to blend in with any setting, whether at an existing school in a classic period building or a new modern purpose-built development.

As our building solution is designed to be flexible, it can be customised to give nurseries, pre-schools or crèches exactly what they are looking for, whatever the educational need. Twyford is ideal for all of the following learning space applications and many more:

  • Single, double or multiple playrooms
  • Office, staffroom or consultation rooms
  • Sure-Start facilities
  • Special needs or sensory rooms
  • Self-contained kitchens
  • Breakfast clubs
  • After school clubs
  • Toilet provisions

Boosting primary school occupancy and income- A self-contained pre-school or nursery building within the grounds of a primary school can provide a feeder that boosts your intake each year. You can also generate income by having a nursery building double up as a meeting room for breakfast and after-school clubs, the PTA, musical and other community groups. Because it is self-contained, you can host these gatherings without having to heat or light your main building.

Fast to build - By constructing our modular buildings off-site we can complete a project in weeks, often outside school term time, which means less disruption if you are adding a nursery facility to an existing school. With Homelodge, your nursery, crèche or pre-school business is up and running faster, typically months ahead of a traditional brick built structure.

Internal and external appearance - We have a wide range of materials and colours – from subtle rural to bright contemporary. Internally you can create a calming or vibrant environment.

This is a short video showing both the exterior and interior of a Twford Commercial Building designed for Bloxham Primary School Partnership Foundation, and purpose built for use as a Pre school building. In addition to the main play or teaching area, the building has facilities for office space, food preparation and toilets.

Our complete ‘turn-key’ service - To make life easier for you, we can take care of every aspect of your building project – everything from site inspection through to decoration. Our service includes all of the following:

  • Full project management and a single point of contact
  • On-site consultation to establish your needs
  • Building design with a comprehensive quotation
  • Agents for planning applications
  • Building regulations approval
  • Health and safety / CDM consultancy
  • Site clearance
  • Groundworks
  • Delivery and assembly
  • Landscaping
  • Complete fit-out, ready for you to move in
  • Ongoing maintenance

We will provide all the support you need to ensure the building is complete and ready to move in from the moment you receive the keys, and our cost-effective maintenance contracts will give you complete peace of mind.

Compliant with all regulations - We can also advise you on the latest DDA, Ofsted national daycare standards and the latest regulations to ensure that your nursery or crèche provides access for all, has enough space for each child and offers all the appropriate facilities.

Sure-Start Experience - We have designed and built nurseries, crèches, therapy rooms and adult training centres to support the Government’s Sure Start programme, and also for the Neighbourhood Nurseries scheme, so you can be assured we can advise you on the best approach.

A permanent solution - Our buildings are fully insulated for permanent, all-year-round use. We offer high-impact internal cladding to withstand daily wear and tear, to make sure your nursery or crèche building still looks great after years of use.

Should any problems occur within the first year our guarantee will cover the entire installation.  Thereafter, to keep your new crèche or nursery building in optimum condition, we encourage you to take advantage of our on-going external maintenance contract which includes scheduled visits to inspect and redecorate the external timbers of your building.  Taking out the maintenance contract also gives you further peace of mind with a ten year guarantee on the external fabric of your Homelodge building.  In fact Faith & Gould in a report to Kent County Council have stated that if our external material is stained every 7 years (we do 6 years under our contract agreement) the walls should be durable for at least 60 years.

Designed for nurseries and crèches - We have been designing and building customised nurseries and crèches for over 20 years. Our design and build service guides you through all of the following options to make sure your new crèche or nursery building meets your specific needs:

  • Alternative external cladding and colour schemes: use subtle tones to blend into a rural environment, or bold ‘fun’ colours for a modern appearance or brick slip options.
  • Wide range of internal colours: create a calming environment, or a vibrant one if you prefer
  • Range of canopies: covered walkways, entrances, outdoor activity areas or outside storage.
  • Quiet zones and quiet rooms for stories and rest
  • Separate office area for privacy
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Heating: under-floor heating or low surface temperature heaters, heat pumps, biomass boilers and renewables
  • Doors: we can provide finger guards and security features for all doors
  • Wet play areas: anti-slip flooring and temperature controlled hot water taps
  • Flexible heights for sinks, toilets and benches: we can install art sinks at different heights for children and adults and those with accessibility needs.
  • Full-length windows to maximise light / low level windows at a friendly height for children.
  • Additional security features: choose from roller shutters, security and fire alarm systems, high impact glass and solid doors.
  • Additional fittings: for notice and display boards
  • Additional outside amenities to suit your use including: sinks and taps, drinking fountains, lights and sockets

Please note: Unfortunately at present we are unable to supply to Scotland and Ireland/Northern Ireland.

We can help! Call our dedicated team on 01962 881 480 for an experts advice on a solution that suits your unique situation or if you know what you’d like fill out a simple form and start your project today!

From The Oak Tree Nursery and Pre-school Ltd, Whitchurch About our Homelodge building….. Building - internal We are delighted with the style of our Homelodge building. Its vaulted ceilings, full-length windows and use of natural wood make an airy and calm environment which is perfect for the children to learn and play in. Our building is now in its fifth year and we are delighted that it still looks as good as new. Building – external The style of the building fits in well with the countryside which surrounds our edge of settlement location. We believe this has helped us win the support of planners and local councillors as well as customers. The building process We were very impressed with how quickly our building was constructed on-site – and that the very tight building deadline was met completely. Customer care Homelodge’s customer care has been of the highest standard throughout – before, during and after the build. General Our building was thoughtfully designed, built to a high standard and completed on time. It has been a pleasure to work with a company as professional, friendly and honest as Homelodge. From Cathy & Emma of The Oaktree Nursery, Whitchurch, Hampshire Oak Tree Nursery, Whitchurch