St John’s Pre-School Nursery

Information about the Nursery

St John’s Pre-School Nursery is a community nursery which opened in September 2007 at Newland St. John’s C.E. Academy, a thriving church school with strong links to the local community and parish church.

The nursery works to deliver excellent pre-school education in line with national requirements and the school’s Christian aims and ethos for the benefit of local parents and children. At the last Ofsted inspections, the main school was rated Good and the nursery was rated Outstanding.

The nursery has a strong reputation in the local community for its excellent care and has been regularly over-subscribed since its opening.

The Nursery is run by a Board of Trustees and employs six members of staff, all of whom hold a relevant childcare qualification. Our Manager holds Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Teacher Status.

Nursery is open for 5 days a week from 8.50am – 11:50am.  Occasional afternoon sessions may be available in the new year for new starters when we are fully booked.

Places are offered to 3 or 4 year old children using 15 hours free funding or paid sessions.

We offer a maximum of 24 nursery places in any single session. We have OFSTED registration and we are a Charitable Trust.

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Nursery Aims

  • Enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age according to the Christian principles and ethos of the main school in order to establish excellent foundations for learning and life;
  • Provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment for every child who attends the Nursery whatever their race, culture, religion, means or ability;
  • Work in partnership with parents to enhance their child’s learning experience in the Nursery and at home.
  • Ensure use of funding for the benefit of the children.

Board of Trustees

  • Mrs Sheila Waller (Chair)
  • Miss Heather Payne (Secretary)
  • Mrs Kerry Gregg (Treasurer)
  • Mrs Heather Tinker (Admissions Secretary

Nursery Staff

  • Mr David Eaves (Nursery Manager)
  • Mrs Rosemary Scotter (Nursery Deputy Manager)
  • Miss Grace Patterson (Nursery Assistant)
  • Mrs Rebecca Holmes (Nursery Assistant)
  • Mrs Laura McKay (Nursery Assistant)
  • Nursery during opening hours – 01482 305740 (ext3)

"Parents and carers value the strong sense of community you encourage within the school’s
very diverse cultural and social mix where everyone is treated with kindness and respect."

Ofsted 2018

"Pupils’ behaviour is often exemplary."

Ofsted 2018

"The school embodies its Christian vision through the way it welcomes and supports pupils of all backgrounds and abilities, thus helping them to flourish."

SIAMS 2019

"My child never wants to miss school."

Parent questionnaire - Autumn 2018

"My child has been made very welcome."

Parent questionnaire - Autumn 2018