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At John Ray Infant School House Nursery we want every child in our care to have the best chance to reach their full potential, feeling safe and supported as they grow and develop.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of the children and the community that they are part of. It helps the children make links with their world, and what they are familiar with, but also offers them the chances to be open and enthused by new experiences, encouraging them to aim high and reach their goals. 

 In our nursery, fostering an open and strong relationship with parents is crucial for creating a supportive and nurturing environment for their children. This partnership ensures we can effectively communicate and collaborate to meet each child's unique needs promoting their overall development.

At John Ray Infants, our Nursery is led by a teacher and supported by a dedicated team of early years practitioners who are all passionate about early years. The Nursery setting can cater for up to 27 children per session, comprising of

  • 15 hour funded 2 year olds who attend 5 AMs a week (must have the FEEE2W funding code)
  • 15 hour 3/4 year olds who attend either 5 AMs, 5 PMs or 2 and half days a week
  • 30 hour 3/4 year olds who stay all day, including lunch time
  • Parents/carers of 15 hour 3/4 year olds can pay extra for additional hours


Admissions criteria is as follows:

  • Criteria 1 - Looked after children and previously looked after children who have been adopted or become subject to a child arrangements or special guardianship order, immediately following having been looked after
  • Criteria 2: Children with a sibling already in the school
  • Criteria 3: Locality - Closest distance to our school as the crow flies 
  • Criteria 4: All other children


Please apply for a place to our nursery by clicking here