About Us

At Kenilworth Nursery School we seek to inspire and nurture the foundations of lifelong learning through the use of highly qualified excellent practitioners and the provision of a high quality secure and stimulating environment, which facilitates a wide range of learning opportunities for children. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of every child and believe each has capabilities and skills and offer a broad and creative curriculum. We foster trusting relationships that support children’s confidence and self esteem. Through careful observation and skilled work beside the child we encourage children to extend their thinking and engagement in learning opportunities and co-construct learning with the child.

“Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand”    Chinese Proverb

Kenilworth Nursery School has been recognised as an ‘outstanding school’ in three consecutive Ofsted inspections and has been recognised nationally for its outstanding environment and work with children. We gained Early Years Teaching Centre status in 2011 due to the high quality teaching as part of a national research project for the DfE.

Our Ethos

Living and Learning Together

Vision Statement

To inspire and nurture the foundations for lifelong learning and optimise the educational life chances for the children of Kenilworth, Stoneleigh and Baginton through:

  • The provision of the highest quality integrated education and care of its children 0-5 years to underpin our philosophy that supports each child in developing lifelong learning skills through access to an enriched creative curriculum in a well planned environment that supports play based enquiry.
  • Access for teachers and early years professionals to high quality early years training based on educational principles and research

Opening Hours

The Nursery School and Nurture Nursery are open during Term Time. For more details on session times and extended sessions please go to our Nursery School section.

The Early Years Teaching School (EYTS) runs alongside the Nursery School but may also operate specific extended services or training during school holiday periods. Such additional services will be detailed in our timetable section as they occur.

The School can be contacted  Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm by calling 01926 853394 and speaking to Belinda our School Office Manager.

Our Staff

RACHEL GILLETT – Executive Headteacher and Designated Child Protection Lead and SENCo

CHRISTY AYLOTT- MAYOR – Assistant Headteacher and Designated Child Protection Person

MARY HUNTER – School Business Manager

BELINDA BROWN – School Office Manager and contact for all parent/public enquiries

MICHELLE HUTTON – Teaching School Coordinator

LIZZY WILLIAMS – Music and Dance Lead Teacher

ELLEN DICKEN – Nursery Teacher and Designated Child Protection Person

RACHEL REEDER – Senior Early Years Educator

JO HUNT – Senior Early Years Educator

JENNIFER SWAN – Senior Early Years Educator

CAROLINE NORTHOVER – Nurture Nursery Leader

MICHELA WAY – Nurture Nursery Leader and Lunch Club Assistant

CAROLINE WEAVER – Nurture Nursery Leader and Lunch Club Assistant

JAN HOGAN – Nurture Nursery Playworker

DEBBY BAILEY – Lunch Club Assistant

VINODHINI KARTHIK – Lunch Club Assistant

VICKI HOPE-JONES – Lunch Club Assistant


SUE POLLARD – Specialist Music Teacher

JAYNE MUSHING – Caretaker and Cleaner