OUR NURSERY

We are a teacher-led nursery supported by well qualified, nurturing staff who fully understand the developmental needs of our children. We value curiosity and exploration and have lots of fun learning.

The intention of our nursery is to provide the best start to the children’s education. They are at the centre of everything we do and we want the best possible outcomes for each individual child so that:

  • The children are safe, happy, feel valued and special. Each child, their individuality and what makes them unique is celebrated by all adults and children to build respect, relationships and understanding.
  • The children develop resilience, confidence, independence, resourcefulness, self-motivation and an ability to problem solve, so that they can interact with the world around them and are prepared for life in modern Britain.
  • The children are excited to come to school, their learning is enjoyable, builds upon curiosity and their interests.
  • Children are confident, have a good sense of self, build strong friendships and are kind.  

How to apply

Either download and complete the application form, or come into the school office to request a copy. You will then be contacted by a member of the nursery team to confirm that a place is available. If your child is already three, then a welcome meeting can be arranged as soon as possible. During this meeting we will speak about your child, their interests, their development and you can share any important information that we need to know in order to support and settle them in well. We can then arrange a start date.

If your child is not yet three, then you will be contacted a few weeks before their birthday

Having a place in any nursery does not mean they will automatically have a place in reception. During the year they turn four, you will need to apply through Nottingham City School Admissions. You will receive information when it is time to do this.

Thirty hours’ Government Funding

We will provide full time nursery places for ALL children who are developmentally ready, however if your family are eligible for the 30-hours childcare code we ask that you do still apply so that we can claim the funding and continue providing high quality full time provision for the children. 

All families that qualify for 30 hours’ funding will receive:

  • An extra uniform voucher and FREE SCHOOL LUNCHES for your child every day! 

We really appreciate having the funding, as it enables us to further enhance the learning experiences for your children. It also enables us to maintain increased staffing ratios to give the children additional support in their early education with us. 

Is my child ready to stay full time?

We provide full time places to all children who are developmentally ready. Please see below the things the class teacher takes into account when considering if a child is ready to stay all day.  

  • Can your child clearly communicate their wants or needs to adults? 
  • Are they independent with their toileting OR are they happy to cooperate with nappy changes? 
  • Can they eat independently at lunch time? 
  • Can they use resources safely? 
  • Can they cooperate with daily routines and follow simple instructions? 

If you do not want your child to stay all day yet that is perfectly fine, they can come for the morning session only from 8.50am to 11.50am.