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.

We value early childhood education and understand the lasting advantage this can provide for young children.

“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 four 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, which was fulfilled by full national Teaching School designation in 2016.

Our Ethos

‘Celebrating the uniqueness of every child’

Vision Statement

To inspire and nurture the foundations for lifelong learning and optimise the educational life chances for the children of Kenilworth and surrounding areas 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 via direct work in our school, and more widely through our Teaching School offer

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 Overview 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 also runs some parent / child services for children from birth. For more information please click here

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

Location and Parking

Our main Nursery School entrance is located next to Castle Medical Centre on Bertie Road (opposite the Waitrose carpark). This is also the entrance for Breakfast and Teatime Club, Make Music and Stay & Play sessions. There is a separate entrance for our Nurture Nursery, which is down the footpath that runs directly along the side of the Nursery building. Both entrances operate on a secure buzzer system for safeguarding purposes.

There is very limited free parking for a maximum of 15 minutes at the very end of Bertie Road on the right hand side by the Waitrose junction. Other than this, all parking is metered along Bertie Road and there is also chargeable parking nearby in Waitrose and Abbey End car park (next to Wilcos). For sat nav purposes, our postcode is CV8 1JP and you can find us on Google Maps here

Our Staff

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

CHRISTY – Assistant Headteacher and Designated Child Protection Person

MARY – School Business Manager

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

MICHELLE – Teaching School Coordinator

LIZZY – Music and Dance Lead Teacher

ELLEN – Nursery Teacher and Designated Child Protection Person

RACHEL – Senior Early Years Educator

JO – Senior Early Years Educator

JENNIFER – Senior Early Years Educator

CAROLINE – Nurture Nursery Leader

MICHELA – Nurture Nursery Leader and Lunch Club Assistant

CAROLINE – Nurture Nursery Leader and Lunch Club Assistant

JAN – Nurture Nursery Playworker

DEBBY – Lunch Club Assistant

VINODHINI – Lunch Club Assistant

VICKI – Lunch Club Assistant

JENNA – Lunch Club Assistant

TESSA – Lunch Club Assistant

LAURA – Lunch Club Assistant

KAREN – Stay & Play Playworker

SUE – Specialist Music Teacher

JAYNE – Caretaker and Cleaner

LAURA – Supply Cover