Early Years

We have an Early Years Nursery at Emmanuel School, providing exceptional small group education in a very friendly environment where children are nurtured and educated. The experienced nursery staff provide a wonderful environment for young children to learn more about themselves and the world around them.  The nursery is open from 9am-3pm and supports the entitlement to free 15 hours early years provision for 3 and 4 year olds.  

It takes a whole community to educate a child
Emmanuel Nursery aims aim to foster strong and effective relationships with parents and keep them fully informed about their children’s progress. We are keen for parents to feel fully involved in their children’s learning and in the life of the nursery. We actively seeks to involve the families, local people and organisations in the life of the nursery.

Education For All

Emmanuel Nursery are open to all regardless of faith, ethnicity, educational needs, gender or sexual orientation and provides targeted support to remove barriers to learning



Our Reception class is a lively and enjoyable setting for our 4-5 years olds.  The class spend time learning with their dedicated teacher as well as spending time with Emmanuel Nursery during some parts of the week.  The classroom has various provision areas for the children to explore the different aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).



Emmanuel Nursery is Ofsted registered and run in accordance with the guidelines of the EYFS as required by central government. The activities provided are set within a Christian framework, into which we have incorporated the three prime areas and the four specific areas of the EYFS.

‘Free Play’ activities form a large part of all sessions, planned so that all areas of a child’s development are covered.   Adults also lead short learning activities to meet the individual learning needs of each child. These include singing, reading stories and looking at letters and numbers


Christian Framework

Emmanuel Nursery aim to provide an excellent all-round education that values the academic, physical and the spiritual.

We believe each child is uniquely precious to God and uniquely gifted by Him. Where appropriate Christian perspectives and principles are brought out naturally in the way adults encourage each child to act with compassion within the nursery, within their communities and within the world at large.   With each topic we teach whether Reading, Numbers or P.E we endeavour to introduce a heart concept that enables our children to see the subject and therefore the world through God’s eyes.


Funding FAQs

Free Places

Emmanuel Nursery support the entitlement to free 15 hours early years provision for 3 and 4 year olds. Universal free 15 hours provision is available from the term following a child’s third birthday up until they reach compulsory school age, for every child irrespective of background or family circumstances.

Early Years Pupil Premium

A new national funding formula for early years will be introduced in 2017-18 to ensure that funding is transparently and fairly distributed between different types of providers and different parts of the country. The Government has said it wants local authorities to be able to pay providers a sustainable rate and ensure that as much funding as possible reaches the front line.

Who will be eligible for the 30-hour offer?

To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £107 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year. A family with an annual household income of £199,998 would be eligible if each parent earns just under £100,000. Self-employed parents and parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible if they meet the average earnings threshold.

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