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The Manor’s Nursery is set in a wonderfully spacious, purpose built environment, especially for our 3 and 4 year olds. Our vibrant and busy Nursery is a happy and secure stepping stone for each child’s future in school. It has its own self-contained outside play area and with it being in the centre of the school and adjacent to the Dining Room, this means it really is in the heart of the school and part of the community. Children join in with appropriate whole school events including weekly assemblies.

We know that starting nursery can be a daunting prospect (for children and parents!) with so many things to get used to – new places, new faces, new routines and new challenges. The Nursery team comprises both qualified and experienced teachers and teaching assistants will support both you and your child through this transition. Care and attention is given to ensure the well-being and happiness of each child.

The day offers a balance of structure and active learning to help your child get used to the routine of school while having plenty of opportunities to explore and learn through play. As well as some group times, children will have the opportunity to work individually or in small adult led group activities as well as plenty of independent learning opportunities.

The children are offered specialist sessions including music, PE, library time and a weekly visit to our Forest School. Educational visits are normally organised on site. Extra curricular clubs mostly start in Reception, but there is the opportunity to do a Dance and Movement Club in the Spring and Summer term.

The Nursery children regularly meet with the Reception for celebrations and activities. In the Summer Term they will make regular visits to the Reception classrooms to help ensure their transition up through the school is as seamless as possible.

Healthy meals, snacks and milk are provided every day.

Nursery School Day Timings and Wrap Around Care

  • Breakfast Club 7:30am-8:00am (Additional costs apply, for children aged 3 or over, must be booked in advance)
  • Early Birds 8:00am-8:30am
  • School day starts 8.30am
  • School morning finishes at either 1:00pm or 3:30pm (depending on sessions booked)
  • Pre Extended Day 3:45pm-4:15pm
  • Extended Day after school care 4:15pm-6:00pm (additional costs apply, for children aged 3 or over, must be booked in advance)

Where Next

School Open

We are delighted to be welcoming back ALL pupils full time from September.

Until then we would be very pleased to welcome you for a virtual tour.  Private appointments are available throughout the summer break for a virtual tour and to “meet” the Headmaster – please click here to book.  We look forward to seeing you.  If you prefer to telephone, please call 01235 858462 to speak to our Director of Admissions, Karen Copson.

For all other queries, please call 01235 858458 – thank you.