About Us

We are a sessional pre-school, established in 1994 and operating term-time 9.15 – 12.45.

Each morning we have up to 16 children with a high staff ratio of 1:6.  Our friendly, family atmosphere is what makes us special and it often cited as the reason for recommendations. We hold fun outdoor gardening days several times a year including cooking over fires, looking after chickens and plenty of muddy activities!

All our staff have children and are working towards or fully qualified to Level 3 and all are Paediatric First Aid qualified. . The manager has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and is a Qualified Early Years teacher. She also tutors for this qualification .

There is a full programme of annual events to which parents, friends and extended family are invited including Sports day, Easter egg hunt with coffee and hot cross buns, Mother’s Day café , Christmas party and Nativity that is so popular we have to rent Burpham village hall to accommodate everyone!

We were runners up in Nursery World’s Pre-school of the Year in 2010 and have achieved the Bronze Eco School award. We  regularly have students with us studying various subjects on long and short term placements .

The nursery has appeared on CBBC and been in the local press on many occasions.

Our fees are currently £20 per morning (reviewed annually) that include all snacks and resources – we don’t ask for termly donations for art and cooking supplies. We accept the Early Years funding and FEET funding for some two year olds. If you think you may be eligible please follow this link: