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Welcome to St Mary's Nursery where our dedicated team provides a hands-on and purposeful curriculum led by your child's interests. 


Assistant Headteacher: Miss Rolfe

Deputy Nursery Manager: Mrs Welland

Nursery Practitioners: Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Talmer 

St Mary's Nursery


St Mary's CE School Nursery is housed in our purpose built Early Years building on the school site with extensive outdoor provision.


Our highly qualified and dedicated Nursery team, led by our Assistant Head and Early Years Leader, Miss Rolfe, work to provide a warm and welcoming environment for the children. We aim to nurture each child to help them develop their confidence and independence through a range of high quality interactions and stimulating activities.


We ensure parents receive on-going information and support regarding their child's learning and development through online learning journals, Stay and Play sessions and daily welcome time. Communicating how and what the children are learning helps to equip parents to support their child's learning in the home environment.


We currently have vacancies for 3 year olds in both our morning (8:30 - 11:30) and afternoon (12:30 - 3:30) sessions for 2022/23. Funding is available for up to 30 hours of free childcare during term time. Please contact the school office for further information.


Our Aims

To provide a stimulating play based environment that enables children to learn through experimenting and exploring alongside adults who support their learning and development through questioning.
“Play underpins all development and learning for young children.”


Lunch Club

Nursery Lunch Club runs from 11:30 to 12:30 at £5.00 per session (2022/23 prices). Places are limited and booking is essential.


Further information on healthy lunch box ideas:

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Portion Sizes

The Eat Well Guide

Further Information on Food Preparation:

Choking Hazards

Finger Foods


Please see the below policy.  


Nursery Lunch Club Policy 2022

Lunch Time Procedure



Afternoon children attending lunch club arrive via the nursery entrance

All children attending the lunch club are taken to the Rocket Room for registration

The Children wash their hands and sit together to eat

12:00Children finish lunch and play in the group room or outside

Morning children are collected from the main entrance

Afternoon children join the Nursery class for their session


Nursery Tours


Below is a virtual Nursery Tour. We are planning in person viewings in the near future. Please keep an eye on this part of the website for dates.


Back to School Social Story

Early Years Websites for Parents

Chat, Play, Read: Department for Education campaign

Department for Education campaign featuring journalist and co-founder of Mum&You Natasha Kaplinsky and TV psychologist Emma Kenny.