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Primary Academy

Our Nursery for 3-4 Year Olds

Our Nursery is called Red Squirrels and is run by Mrs Tracy Willoughby, our Nursery lead, who is supported by Mrs Pike and Mrs Ladds.

Our Nursery is for 3-4 year old; it provides up to 48 places*.

All children can attend; every morning, every afternoon, two and a half days or full time (you may be eligible for 30 hour funding). *Based on all children taking the 15 hour offer.

We will discuss the pattern of attendance you would prefer for your child when you first visit us. 

Your child can start Nursery the first term after their 3rd Birthday. 

Why choose us?

We believe that children learn best when they are following their own interests. Our environment is designed to support every area of your child's development and our staff are trained and experienced in supporting child development through play. 

The vast majority of children in our Nursery progress into our Reception unit, which follows the same child centred principles.

Once your child starts with us, we will allow them time to settle before assigning them a 'key worker'. Soon after, we will arrange a 'focus child' meeting with you. The focus child approach helps us ensure we are working together to support your child in achieving their next steps.

Our team will also be available during drop-off and pick-up times. We also have a dedicated team working behind the scenes to help support you in times when you might need it.

We completely understand the challenges of raising a family, so please do not hesitate to speak with us if you have any concerns.

If you are interested in your child joining?

If you would like to apply for a Nursery place, all you need to do is arrange a visit in person. This is usually after school during term time, but we may be able to arrange visits during the school day too. 

Following your visit to Nursery, you will complete an admission form and additional forms including applying for 30 hour funding. We are happy to help with completing them. Prior to your child starting, we also like to arrange a home visit. The home visit is not for us to inspect your home, but gives us a chance to get to know you and your child better before they start.


If you would like to arrange a Nursery visit, please contact our main school office. All contact information can be found on our ‘contact us’ page. 

Thank you 

Please check to see if your child is eligible for the following: