Nursery Organisation

Our classes are called shelters. They were given this name by Margaret McMillan because she believed that playing outside was really good for children

  • Shelters 1, 2, 4 and 6 are the Nursery School. They each have between 15 and 20 full time three and four year old children, up to 12 part time children in the morning and up to 10 part time children in the afternoon plus four 2 year olds in the morning and four 2 year olds in the afternoon
  • Shelters 1, 2, 4 and 6 are each staffed by a qaulified teacher, an early years practitioner, a teaching assistant and 1 lunchtime teaching assistant plus a 2 year old advocate. 
  • Shelters 1, 2, 4 and 6 are open 8.45 a.m. – 3.30 p.m., five days each week, 38 weeks each year. 
  • Once the registers are taken at the beginning of the session, children in Shelters 1, 2, 4 and 6 are allowed to play inside or outside, and throughout the nursery
  • They are well supervised and cared for by all the staff wherever they are playing and learning
  • All shelters provide breakfast that the mums, dads and carers are very welcome to help with or contribute to
  • All the children are entitled to 15 hours per week free nursery education
  • In Shelters 1, 2, 4 and 6 mums, dads and carers can buy extra hours for their 3 and 4 year olds if they need to 
  • We also have an extended day provision for working or studying parentsThis is for 16 children and is fee paying
  • Extended day is open 8.00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m. and 3.15 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. during term times and 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. during school holiday. Extended day is open five days each week, forty eight weeks each year. This is fee paying.
  • Extended day is staffed by two workers
  • It is possible to buy a place for your 3 and 4 year old child that is 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day 
  • From September 2017 the government are funding 30 hours per week nursery for certain children. Please go to to see if you are eligible.