St Maddern's Nursery

St Maddern's C of E School Nursery

Opening times

8:30 -3pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays

8:45 - 11:45am Thursday and Fridays

Children can stay all day and over lunch - hot meals are available if wanted. From the term following your child’s third birthday they will be entitled to 30 hours per week funding from the government. 

Both the school and the nursery have a real family atmosphere. We are a village nursery, with a small class this allows staff to really get to know your child individually.  This ensures that activities and resources are tailored to your child, to challenge and interest them, supporting their needs and building on their successes. We believe in developing each child’s potential through structured play sessions, through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities based on their interests.  Our aim is that children learn whilst having fun!

St Maddern’s Nursery offers a large attractive outdoor space and resources, separated from the main school playground by a lockable gate; there is also a large school field and a garden area with allotments for the children to use regularly for planting.  We maintain a close liaison with the school we feed into, by using some of the facilities such as the hall and their outside spaces. This makes the transition from Nursery to Reception more relaxed.

Children are admitted from the age of 2 years and we follow the Early Years Foundation Curriculum which starts from birth to 5 years old.

The nursery is accredited by the Local Education Authority and regularly inspected by Ofsted; we are therefore eligible for 3 and 4 year old funding - and also for 2 year old funding if your child meets certain criteria.


£3.95 per hour.


St Maddern’s Nursery is managed by Fay Smith, an Early Years Professional with a degree in early childhood education.  Training in all areas of child development is ongoing for each member of staff, maintaining a highly qualified workforce. 

Staff ratios

1:8 (3 years and above)

1:4 (2 year olds)

Fay Smith, our Nursery Coordinator, can answer your queries concerning funding, invoices and session availability.

Key Persons

Each member of staff acts as a 'key person' responsible for a specific group of children, monitoring their needs and recording their achievements. All information applicable to your child is available to you online on Tapestry or discussion by appointment, and can be emailed to you.

Curriculum Statement

The Early Years Foundation Stage is organised into four themes:

A unique child

Positive relationships

Enabling environment

Learning and development


The Nursery is open and accessible to all children irrespective of disability, ethnicity and culture/religion.


You are the children's first and most important educators. When parents and staff work together in an ‘early years’ setting, the results have a positive impact on the child's development and learning. Therefore, in our nursery, we aim to develop an effective partnership with you, allowing the child to benefit from our cooperation and encouraging a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise.

Please feel free to speak to any staff if you have any concerns or comments regarding the well-being or learning of your child.


To enrol your child in St Maddern’s Nursery, please ask for an application form. We may require a photocopy of your child's birth certificate for admission purposes.

Children are admitted from the age of 2 years.