St James Nursery opened in September 2019 with places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
The nursery (Caterpillars) operates from our new, pupose built facilities, offering a light, airy and spacious learning environment with free flow access to secure, supervised outdoor areas.
We aim to inspire awe and wonder in our little learners. Led by our qualified and experienced Foundation Stage Supervisor, Mrs Enderson, with oversight from Reception Teacher, Mrs MacDonald, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum - a child centred play-based approach to learning.
Children benefit from high staff:child ratios and a caring, nurturing, secure and stimulating environment which recognises the unique talents of every child. Where possible, we take our learning outdoors so children will always need a good pair of wellies!
The nursery operates from 9am - 3pm on weekdays during school term time.
Families that require longer hours can use our wraparound care which runs before and after school. From September to December 2019, this is operated by St James Academy Trust, after which it will be operated by a quality assured external provider.
This external provider will also offer holiday clubs, suitable for nursery and school children, from February 2020 half term.
We will next consider nursery applications in the autumn term for starting in January 2020.
To apply, please download, complete and submit an application form. If you require wraparound care, you should complete and return the wraparound care booking form with your nursery application form. All applications will be processed in accordance with our Nursery Admissions Policy, a copy of which can be viewed below.
For more information, please see our nursery information pack and the documents listed below.