About Us

The Nursery was opened in September 1991 and is an integral part of the “Early Years” unit of Caldew Lea Prmary.


We believe that the Early Years education is vitally important as it is the foundation on which the children build the rest of their lives.  We recognise that all children develop at different rates and we acknowledge that each child is an individual.  We believe in a happy, well ordered, secure and stimulating environment in which children can explore and develop in all areas, building on their pre-school experiences.


For those just interested in the free 15 hours free entitlement per week our Nursery has two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, each with a compliment of up to 26 chilren.

Nursery Session Times:

Morning         9.00am-12.00pm

Afternoon   12.15pm-3.15pm

Extra Sessions

In addition to your free 15 hour entitlement per week we are now able to offer additional sessions at the cost of £5 per session.  Please contact the office for further details.


We have three intakes during the year – September, January and April and application forms are available from the school office.

If your child was born between:

1st April and 31st August they can start in the September, or

1st September and 31st December – January, or

1st January and 31st March – April