“Children get off to a flying start in the Nursery.” Ofsted 2017
The Nursery at Ley Hill has grown in strength since beginning on site in 2006 and is rightly popular and respected in the local community and beyond.
The Nursery is led by qualified teachers and has a maximum number of 26 children in any one session.
The Nursery is open during term time only.
Please contact the School Office if you would like to come and see the Nursery. We would be delighted to show you round.
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours early education funding.
Children may start in the Nursery the term after their third birthday.
Our 15 hour funded offer is flexible to suit the needs of families and their children. It can be taken in morning or afternoon sessions or a mixture of both.
We also offer up to 16 places of 30 hours Extended Childcare.
Our Lunch Club has spaces for up to 16 children. Priority is given to children attending full days in the Nursery. Children will need to bring a packed lunch.
Additional nursery sessions and Lunch Club sessions may also be available at a cost of £5 per hour.
Our Session Times
8.45am - 11.45am
12.45pm - 3.15pm
Full Days including Lunch Club
8.45am - 3.15pm
30 hour Extended Childcare
For further information about childcare funding visit;
The Foundation Stage Curriculum
“The effective early years provision lays firm foundations for children’s future progress. Nursery children, in particular, thrive in the enticing and exciting environment.” Ofsted 2017.
The Foundation Stage is part of the national curriculum and covers the years from birth to the end of the Reception year.
Nursery at Ley Hill School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This Framework underpins all future learning and is a statutory requirement for children from birth to five in Early Years settings. It covers seven areas of learning:
The Prime Areas
The Specific Areas
A Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework may be found online at:
The Foundation Stage Curriculum in Our Nursery
The Foundation Stage curriculum is applied through a creative and stimulating approach both inside and outdoors. Staff plan a wide range of learning experiences that build on children’s interests and what children already know and can do. These learning experiences encourage “playing and exploring”, “active learning” and “creating and thinking critically” – the characteristics of effective learning.
Nursery is well resourced to ensure children have a wide range of learning opportunities. We pride ourselves on our outdoor learning and make full use of the school grounds all year round and in all weathers. Children are encouraged to become independent learners and learning through play and self-directed activities, together with carefully planned adult-led learning experiences are at the heart of this excellent provision.
“Throughout the early years, the environment is bright, vibrant and well organised. It is particularly enticing and stimulating in the Nursery, where the learning and challenge created by the activities provided promote children’s learning extremely well. The Nursery outdoor environment is exceptionally rich, with enticing and imaginative activities keeping children purposefully engaged.” Ofsted 2017
Please visit our class page for more information about the Nursery.
Please provide your name, address and best contact number as well as your child's name and date of birth. If you have any preferred session for your child's attendance please also provide these and we will do our best to accommodate.