About the Nursery Department


Between the ages of two and four, pupils are cared for in our Pre-Nursery and Nursery. They feel secure and valued in a happy, stimulating environment where the foundations are laid for the rest of their education.

There is a busy atmosphere, and the carefully structured programme encourages:

  • The development of social skills

  • The rapid development of communication, language and literacy

  • Physical development

  • An understanding of the world around them

  • Creative and imaginative play

  • Early Years Funding available

Sessions are structured to suit the age and ability of the children, whether they attend on a part or full-time basis. We do advise starting your child with a minimum of 3 sessions to help them settle more quickly in Pre-Nursery.

Moving on to the Nursery Class (age 3 by end of August to start in September), we do advise attending more morning sessions so that your child benefits from all areas of the morning timetable when we have a wider use of the school facilities. There is an excellent staff to pupil ratio, with the use of specialist staff and facilities for music, ICT and French.

The classrooms are bright, cheerful and always full of fun! The children quickly relax, make friends and thoroughly enjoy their days. There is plenty of time for everyone to participate in the wide range of activities we offer—both indoors and outdoors. Children who join the Nursery are soon happy and confident in their new surroundings and rapidly become integrated into Brackenfield School.