Nursery outdoor learning

We know that you want the best education for your child.  At St Nicholas' Nursery, this is achieved through experienced, well-qualified staff working with small classes. 

Children enjoy learning through play and are encouraged to develop at their own pace.  A strong partnership between school and home enables them to make the best possible start to their education. 

As we are an all-through school, our Nursery children benefit from using the school's fantastic facilities whilst being taught by specialist teachers. 

Nursery Curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, there are seven areas of learning;

Three Prime areas:
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

These underpin four specific areas:
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design.

Our planning for educational programmes will include activities and experiences for children within these areas.  Every child will have “next steps” for learning which are shared with parents so that we can work in partnership.

Wonderful activities are provided in Nursery which including forest school, music and sports lessons.  Children that stay for lunch are taken to the school's Dining Hall for a wholesome cooked meal.  

Why not come along and experience for yourself all the benefits that our Nursery has to offer.  

To arrange a visit, please contact the Admissions Team directly on 01252 850121 or at

Nursery Sessions

The Nursery is open to children 50 weeks a year, from 7.30am - 6.00pm during term time and 8.00am - 6.00pm outside of term time. 

We offer morning sessions (with or without lunch), afternoon sessions (with or without lunch) and full days whilst also offering additional before/after school provision.

Term time sessions

7.30am – 8.00am  |  Breakfast Club (£5.00)
8.00am – 8.45am  | Early Birds  (£7.50)

8.45am - 11.45am  | AM Session  (*funding applies)
11.45am - 12.45pm |  Lunch   (£10.00 + lunch cost)
12.45pm - 3.45pm  |  PM Session  (*funding applies)

3.45pm – 6.00pm  |  Aftercare / Club  (£3.00 / h)

*We offer parents 15 hours Early Years Funding per week during term time.

Outside term time sessions

8.00am – 1.00pm | AM Session  (£40.00)
1.00pm – 6.00pm | PM Session  (£40.00)
8.00am – 6.00pm | All Day  (£75.00)


Toddler Group

Do you have a little one aged 18 months to 3 years?

St Nicholas' School offer a Toddler Group on Friday mornings 9.30am - 10.30am (term time only) in our Nursery within Branksomewood, providing a gentle and informal introduction to school life for both children and parents.

Refreshments are provided and booking is essential.

To book a place for your child, please complete the following online form.

toddler group registration

St Nicholas' School Toddler Group