The W.S. Moore branch on Malpas Road

Children’s Headstones

By W.S. Moore

Discover our finely crafted memorials, expertly sculpted by master stonemasons with a heritage dating back to our establishment in 1920. These gracefully designed memorials are a suitable option for cemeteries in Newport and the neighboring regions. Explore the core of our offerings below.

Children’s Headstones

Our Range

At W.S. Moore, we take immense pride in our dedicated team of memorial stonemasons who specialise in crafting exquisite headstone memorials designed especially for children and infants who departed from us all too soon.

Each headstone design has the potential to provide a one-of-a-kind and cherished tribute to these precious children, spanning from whimsically playful and vibrant to tenderly affectionate and comforting. Within our selection, W.S. Moore assures a headstone that impeccably captures and mirrors your child’s unique personality.

We offer a range of pre-designed headstone options that can be fully customised, as well as the opportunity for entirely unique, bespoke designs. You can trust that your child’s memory is treated with the utmost care and craftsmanship by W.S. Moore.

Browse the Range

We offer the finest children’s headstones available to Newport and beyond. Search now for the perfect tribute to your loved one.

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See our full catalogue of the finest memorials available in Newport and beyond – plus a range of special offers to suit all requirements.

Choosing the Perfect Children’s Headstone

We understand the significant challenge of choosing the right headstone to honour and cherish the memory of your beloved child. Our empathetic and approachable advisors are here to offer patient support, ensuring that your child’s memorial truly captures their essence and allows you to remember them just as you envision.

Within our vast selection of headstone designs for children, combined with our personalised memorial craftsmanship, you’ll discover the ideal way to preserve the legacy of your dearly departed child.

For over a century, W.S. Moore has been a steadfast source of support for families in Newport and beyond. Through our comprehensive memorial showroom and compassionate family advisors, we extend our expertise and dedication to delivering top-quality memorial services.

If you would like to explore our children’s headstones in greater detail or discuss the intricacies of a custom design, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our welcoming team. We are here to assist you.

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A small selection of the upright headstones we offer

Upright Headstone Materials & Colours

In our range of children’s headstones, you’ll find a diverse selection of materials and finishes, including specific choices that provide a wide array of colours and tones.

Each material utilised in crafting these headstones brings its own distinct benefits, whether it’s the allure of aesthetics, remarkable durability, or the requirement for minimal upkeep.

Popular Upright Headstone Materials

Granite cremation memorial material

Granite

Limestone cremation memorial material

Limestone

York Stone cremation memorial material

York Stone

White Marble cremation memorial material

White Marble

Portland Stone cremation memorial material

Portland Stone

Forest of Dean cremation memorial material

Forest of Dean Stone

Sandstone cremation memorial material

Sandstone

Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate

Popular Upright Headstone Colours

We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the memorial material that is used.

Below you can view an indication of the various colours and shades that are available in our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour

Black

Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour

Brown

Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour

Teak

Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour

Pink

Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour

White

White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

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Fine-Craft Etching

for Upright Headstones

Enhance a children’s headstone by adorning it with meticulously crafted etchings of images or photographs, infusing it with character, personality, and an unparalleled sense of uniqueness.

Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial

Why choose us

for your Upright Headstone

  • Established memorial masons since 1920
  • Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
  • Over 100 years of industry experience
  • The W.S. Moore 30 year memorial guarantee
  • The W.S. Moore price promise
  • Fully accredited by BRAMM
  • A remarkable selection of colours, materials & styles
  • The Memorial Aftercare® service
  • Available home visit service
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Installation

Services

Once our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons has painstakingly designed and crafted your children’s headstone, the next pivotal phase involves the expert installation of the memorial at your chosen burial site.

Leveraging our extensive knowledge of the cemeteries in and around Newport, we are uniquely positioned to provide expert guidance and recommendations on the most appropriate types of children’s headstones for the various cemeteries and churchyards in the Newport area.

When you place your trust in us for the installation of your children’s headstone, you can take solace in the assurance that your selected memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial

Our services

Designed with your loved one’s

memorial in mind

Memorial Aftercare®

Our service offers a fully comprehensive maintenance solution for your loved one’s memorial, providing you with complete peace of mind that it will be thoroughly checked, cleaned, and cared for.

Memorial Insurance

With StoneGuard’s “All Risks” cover, you can rest assured that both your old and new family memorials are fully protected and insured. We guarantee that any damage to your headstone will be covered.

Memorial Restoration

At a fair price, our experienced and renowned memorial masons offer an expert stone restoration service to carefully and intricately restore your headstone to its former illustrious beauty.

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Children’s Headstone

FAQs

How Do I Choose A Child's Headstone?

Choosing any type of headstone for somebody can always be a challenge, but when it’s for a child things can prove extra difficult both emotionally and physically. The most important thing to remember is that you’re entitled to take as long as necessary before coming to a decision over your child’s headstone – whether that means weeks, months or even a year or more of waiting before you feel completely ready.

Even when you do feel ready, there is such a wide variety of children’s headstones to choose from, it can feel overwhelming at first.

Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this provides several children’s headstone styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your memorial search. Many parents and guardians have an idea in mind when it comes to a children’s headstone, so rest assured our expert headstone design team and skilled memorial stonemasons can craft just about any bespoke design or idea you can think of.

Browsing children’s headstones at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view them in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering headstone options to help honour and remember your child.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

When searching for a reliable memorial stonemason, there are several important factors to consider. It’s crucial to assess their experience in monumental stonemasonry, any accreditations they may have, their level of craftsmanship, product quality, and familiarity with the cemetery where the headstone will be placed. Equally essential is feeling comfortable working with the stonemasons to design and create the perfect memorial for your loved one.

It’s worth noting that most memorial stonemasons require a deposit upon placing an order. Therefore, it’s essential to have confidence in the stonemasons’ ability to complete the work and remain in business to avoid losing your deposit. Opting for an established memorial mason directly, rather than going through a middleman like a funeral director, can also help avoid additional costs.

Ultimately, selecting a reputable and well-established memorial stonemason will ensure peace of mind and guarantee that your loved one’s memorial is crafted to the highest standard.

Can You Help Me Choose A Child's Headstone?

We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which children’s headstone you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of styles that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular headstone.

What Is The Best Material For A Headstone?

When choosing the perfect material for your headstone, there are several factors to consider, such as the style, lettering, carving specifications, colour, texture, and location. Here at Summers we specialise in creating memorials from various natural stones so we can provide a diverse assortment of popular headstone materials like granite, slate, limestone, and york stone, among others. If you’re seeking an upright headstone in a specific colour, granite is often the top choice due to its extensive range of hues and shades. However, it’s crucial to verify if your cemetery has any rules concerning acceptable headstone colours.

Are Children's Headstones Available In Different Colours?

Yes, many of our headstones are available in a variety of different colours – our granite material in particular is offered in many different colours and shades. A coloured headstone allows parents or guardians to honour their lost child in a way they see most fitting. Perhaps in the child’s favourite colour, or because they want something that isn’t as sombre as the typical black headstones.

Cemeteries and churchyards have different rules and regulations with regards to what they allow, so it’s always worth checking what their stance is with headstones of different colours to ensure your headstone choice won’t be rejected by them.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Child's Headstone?

Choosing a headstone for a lost child can be particularly difficult and emotional, so we would always advise that you take as long as necessary to come to your decision so that you can be sure you’re honouring and remembering your child in the most fitting way. There really is no right or wrong answer – you should take as long as you require.

From a technical standpoint, most cemeteries request that you wait at least 6-12 months before erecting a headstone so that the ground has time to settle following a burial.

Timescales differ between cemeteries and also tend to differ between memorial type – for example, a cemetery may request a wait of 6-12 months before a headstone can be installed and erected, while they may allow a cremation memorial to be installed immediately.

If you’re unsure, our qualified and highly experienced staff can advise and guide you through this process.

Other than that, there is no set time that you should wait before placing a headstone on a child’s grave – it is all down to you and when you feel ready. People often find it is a good idea to not rush the process, as time can help you better decide on the child’s headstone itself as well as the inscription.

Can I Choose A Headstone For A Child That Isn’t In Your Brochure?

In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate headstone designs. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help. Headstones for children are often among the most bespoke and unique as many parents and guardians want something that truly reflects the personality of their lost child and the things they most enjoyed.

How Long Does It Take For A Child's Headstone To Be Made?

The design and creation of any headstone and inscription is a highly skilled process, so we can expect it to take some time before a child’s headstone is complete following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months. The timeframe will also depend on the current demand, so for a more accurate answer you will be best served asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Headstone For A Child?

Yes, you can certainly add something to any existing headstone. This could be a special design or etching, or an additional inscription or change of font. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what headstone amendments can be carried out.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Child's Headstone?

The truth is, there really is no accurate average cost of a headstone, regardless of whether it is for a child or adult. This is because each headstone is unique, and the cost will vary based on the material and headstone type. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.

One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Children's Headstones?

Certainly, all of our children’s headstones as well as any other type of memorial come with our 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason with over 100 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1920.

Can I View Proofs Of The Headstone First?

Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the children’s headstone. In the event that you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the design, we can modify the layout or style until it aligns with your specifications. We recognise the importance of crafting the perfect children’s headstone for you and your loved one and are dedicated to collaborating with you closely throughout the entire process.

Do You Ship Headstone Orders Overseas?

We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.