Welcome to Nursery

Starting at Stoke Hill Nursery School
Thank you for taking the time to visit our Nursery School page - we hope that you will find it interesting and informative.

If you would like to come and have a look at the Nursery, please phone the main school office and we can arrange a date and time. We hope that the information on this website gives you a feel for our wonderful setting. If you have any questions please contact the main school office who will pass on your query to Emma Guest, the Early Years lead.

Our Federation includes the Nursery, the Infant School and the Junior School. We work collaboratively to ensure that all of our children are happy, develop a love of learning, make friends and have smooth transition from Nursery right through to Year 6.

How to Apply For Nursery Sessions 

Our Nursery sessions run in line with the school term. We offer morning and afternoon sessions as well as a full day.

A morning session is from 9.00am-12.00pm and an afternoon session is from 12.00pm - 3.00pm.

A full day is from 9.00am-3.00pm and children bring a packed lunch from home or you can purchase a school meal if you prefer for £2.

All families can access their 15 hours Early Years entitlement and some families may be eligible for 30 hours of funding. Speak to our administrator, Debbie Clyburn for more information and advice - 01392 908178.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years of Education are the foundation for children’s future development, providing a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development.

We are committed to providing a high quality curriculum that enables children to acquire the skills represented in the EYFS Framework (2021) through meaningful learning opportunities. We have crafted the curriculum to include a balance of adult-directed and child-initiated activities, considering the intellectual challenge in all that the children experience.

We work hard to build positive and respectful relationships with the children, their families and their community – working in partnership to ensure all children are confident, happy, self-assured and successful.

For more information about the Early Years Curriculum, please read the documents below. 


Our dedicated and experienced team provide a warm, safe and welcoming environment for all children and their families.  We are a fully inclusive Nursery and nurture each child at every stage of their learning journey.

Emma Brooks

Emma will be teaching in the Nursery on Monday and Tuesday, she enjoys exploring outside.

Sophie Squance

Sophie is new to Stoke Hill and will be teaching in the Nursery on Thursday and Friday. She delights in seeing the children learn through play and exploration.

Laura-Jane Channing

Laura-Jane leads the creative learning in the Nursery and develops the children's imagination through projects and discovery. She believes that every child is an artist in their own unique way.

Kaley Giongo

Kaley has a specialism in the early years of education and works part-time in the Nursery . She is pleased that both of her own children came to the Nursery. Kaley is particularly interested in learning through quality play and through the environment.

Janine Bowker

Janine is passionate about the early years and has a love of the outdoors. Both of her children attended the Nursery and she delights in working with young children. Janine will be in the Nursery on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Gemma Down

Gemma will be in the Nursery on a Friday and also supports the children everyday over the lunchtime period, serving their delicious hot lunches and exploring with them when they have finished.

Feedback from OFSTED, 2015


‘Children in the Nursery are looked after extremely well and their behaviour is outstanding’.

What do our parents say?
'My son has had such a positive start to his early education at Stoke Hill. He loves going to Nursery and has an amazing time playing and learning. He is encouraged to be independent and his interests and ideas are really valued by the nurturing team of staff. The Nursery environment inside and out is amazing and there are always lots of different things to do.’


Parental comment, 2020

'The Nursery have been fantastic at understanding my child's additional needs and have continued to provide any care needed for him. This Nursery really is a magical place with lots to do and explore and has given my children hours of happiness.'
'Stoke Hill Nursery have been absolutely key to supporting my son’s development and supporting us as a family through lockdown and onwards. Without all the efforts of the team I would be very worried about whether he would be ready to start school in September but now he is so ready for it and I know he will thrive because of that nurturing and dedicated environment Stoke Hill Nursery have provided for him.'
Parental Comments, 2021