The Priory

At The Priory we know about good childcare because we’re a well-established nursery which has been running for over 30 years. It’s a small, cosy and homely environment with a babyroom, toddler room, two’s room and pre-school. We open at 7.30am and close at 6pm with days planned around a routine of lunch, snack, singing and story times. This combines the security of structure with the flexibility and excitement of surprises and spontaneity.

Children at The Priory enjoy a wide range of fun and creative activities from den making to painting with string. We follow the government Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which involves observing the children, planning activities to suit them and assessing their progress.

Three to five year olds are led by a qualified Early Year’s teacher in a bright and vibrant pre-school. There is a varied programme of extra activities led by external teachers throughout the year including French lessons, Stretch-n-Grow, Football and Ballet. All of these activities are included in the hourly rate. Our Babyroom is split between babies and toddlers to ensure they benefit from appropriate play and opportunities for movement and our “small group room” is used to help nurture the older two year olds as they prepare to transition into the pre-school. We have a mature and attractive, safe, secluded garden which the children enjoy using in all weathers.

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As a small nursery we can provide a personal service and homely environment. Meals are freshly prepared on site every day by our cook, Lauren, and our menus are planned with reference to the Children’s Food Trust Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines.

We celebrate a wide range of festivals and seasonal events such as Diwali, Chinese New Year and Mother’s and Father’s Days. We are always delighted when families join us to share their cultural celebrations. At Christmas we perform a nativity play or concert which all families are invited to watch. During the summer we hold an open evening and BBQ which has become a great way to get to know each other better.

With us you don’t have to do fixed sessions. Subject to availability your child can attend nursery aThe Priory Mapt times to suit you. All we ask is that your child attends for a minimum of eight hours over at least two days, as it is our experience that any less makes it difficult for a child to settle. Fees are calculated on a sliding scale so the more hours you do the less we charge per hour.

At The Priory we work hard to make nursery enjoyable for each individual child. Why not come and visit to see what The Priory has to offer you and your child? Nursery Manager Justine Richardson is looking forward to hearing from you.

Contact us here or call 0117 9692 503.