Nursery Statement  -  'Together we learn to shine'


Welcome to Acorn class at Middlethorpe. We are a 52 place nursery setting for 2 and 3 year olds.


We welcome each child and their family providing a caring, friendly, safe and stimulating environment. We work to build positive relationships between ourselves, the children and the parents and carers to build a real sense of belonging. We recognise that this is the first significant relationship a child builds outside the family home and therefore make this a priority in our nursery. Our aim in nursery is to provide the opportunity for every child to reach their full potential. We aim to inspire:

  • curious learners with a thirst for knowledge
  • independent learners
  • happy and secure learners
  • children who can talk with confidence and interact well
  • children who are confident and enjoy with a positive attitude to learning


How to apply for a place at nursery

A telephone call to 01472 698185 to arrange a visit is recommended first. A tour and information will be provided and an application form will be given to you. The form enables us to send an invitation to a ‘come and play’ session before your child begins at nursery.

Sessions, times and fees

We cater from the age of 2 for morning sessions. We are open Monday – Friday, term times only. All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours government funding and some parents who meet particular criteria may also be entitled to 30 hours government funding. We are flexible on sessions and can tailor the sessions around your requirements.  Further discussions with regards to funding will be entered into during a pre-visit or enquiries via telephone.


Morning sessions are 9.00am-12.00 noon

Afternoon sessions are 12.30pm-3.30pm


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