In September 2017, Harpur Hill Primary School opened a Governor Run Nursery in the former Children’s Centre building. The school nursery caters for children aged 3-4 and rising threes (2 year olds can start during the term in which they will have their third birthday).


Nursery Places for 2 year olds - exciting news active from January 2020



Session Times

Morning session: 9am until 12 noon

Lunch: 12 noon to 12.30

Afternoon session: 12.30pm until 3.30pm. 



Nursery pupils who stay for the full day, may bring their own packed lunch or purchase a hot school meal (provided by the school kitchen).



All 3+ year olds are entitled to at least 15 hours of free provision (known as ‘universal’) and some 3+ year olds will be entitled to up to 30 hours of (extended) provision.

We aim to provide flexible childcare to suit the needs of our families. You can choose the type of Nursery place, subject to availability, which suits your family:

  • Part time, 15 hours universal only – any combination of 5 sessions.
  • Part time, 15 hours universal, with the option of top-up places – extra sessions can be purchased, subject to availability.
  • The 30 hours a week free childcare scheme (subject to proof of eligibility).

 To find out what you are entitled to, please see the Childcare Choices website:



Non funded 2 year olds: £18 per session

Extra sessions for 3-4 year olds £15 per session (3 hours)

Lunch club - £3 for 30 minutes (with own packed lunch) if not attending for the whole day



The nursery is staffed by qualified practitioners who all work together as a team to provide high quality education.  Every Nursery child has a designated adult ‘key worker’ who will be the main point of contact for parents/carers.



We offer high quality play-based provision including role-play, sand, water, construction, reading, mark making, and outside play.‚Äč Children can engage in a range of learning, which is relevant and appropriate to their stage of development, both in and outdoors.

For more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage, please see below:

The website and free booklet, ‘What to expect when’, helps parents/carers find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage:


Before and After School Club

‘Playdays’ (who provide our Before and After School Club for all children) are able to provide Breakfast and After School provision for nursery children 7.30am to 6pm. They provide breakfast, snacks and a range of activities. Please email for prices and further information.


More Information and Booking a place

If you would like to know more about our nursery or book a place for later in the year, please get in touch with the school office or email: 

We welcome visits from prospective parents/carers.


Useful Links and information

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