Nursery School

Kenilworth Nursery School and Early Years Teaching Centre is a happy, warm, secure, caring school and family centre, that aims to provide the highest quality education care and support.

The enthusiastic, committed staff team provide education and care that makes a difference and provides a positive contribution to children’s learning and early development, working in partnership with parents.

Our approach to learning through first hand experiences and purposeful play in a child centred environment, is based firmly upon years of research into how young children learn and continue to develop into lifelong learners. We actively seek to ‘build learning power’ by helping children develop effective learning characteristics.

Our ethos recognises and values the uniqueness of every child. The team provide opportunities for learning and work beside the child to support the development of effective learning behaviours and we ensure these permeate every aspect of the Centre.

Why choose Kenilworth Nursery School?

  • Highly qualified teachers delivering specialised learning
  • Wonderful creative curriculum
  • 3 consecutive “outstanding school” ratings from Ofsted
  • Designated National Early Years Teaching School
  • Skilled in supporting children to become “learners” and develop the skills and enthusiasm to support lifelong learning
  • “Builds Learning Power” using recognised and researched strategies to enable young children
  • Tailored curriculum for each child celebrating the uniqueness of each one
  • Headteacher who works in a professional learning community with all the local primary Headteachers
  • Excellent transition arrangements
  • Amazing services and facilities
  • Nurture Nursery integrated on site
  • And more…

Children attending for 30 hours are here every day from 9 am until 3 pm (School Day finishes at 3 pm when children are collected) Children attending for 15 hours over the week now finish at 3 pm too

Extended Services

Breakfast Club: (8:00 – 9:00am)

A relaxed quiet space for children to arrive and eat breakfast together, share a story and prepare for the day. Children are then supported into school at 8:55am. Breakfast is provided from a range of healthy options. COST £6.00

Lunch Club: (11:30am – 1:00pm)

Children bring their own lunch in a lunch box which is transferred onto a plate. Tables are prepared for a ‘meal together’ with table cloth, etc. A member of our staff sits at each table. Lunch is not hurried and there is time to play afterwards.

In our recent inspection the Ofsted inspector commented it was the best provision of its type she had seen anywhere!

Teatime Club: (3:00 – 4:00pm Monday to Friday)

A relaxed quiet space for children to come together at the end of the school day, choose from a range of healthy teatime snacks before sharing a play experience and then story time. COST £6.00

Frequently asked questions:

Can I use my 15 hour free entitlement at the School?


How are the 15 hours organised?

4 Morning sessions + 1 longer session
4 Afternoon sessions + 1 longer session
Morning session: 9:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon session: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Long session: 9:00am – 2:00pm
A small number of places with more flexible arrangements are available and we always advise you come and speak to us about your requirements.

What happens if I need more than 15 hours?

Parents can buy additional hours at a flat rate of £5. This can also include a breakfast, lunch and teatime provision providing education and care from 8:00am until 4:30pm (4pm Fridays). Subject to availability.