Wallace Road Nursery School is a local authority maintained nursery school that first opened its doors in 1942. We offer high quality early learning education to children aged 2,3 and 4.
We value the importance of getting to know the children in order to build a secure relationship with them, and gain an insight into their interests. With this knowledge we are able to plan and provide open ended experiences. We operate a free flow system at Wallace Road Nursery School, therefore the children choose where they want to start their learning day from the moment they arrive.
We know for children to thrive they have to be happy in the environment, and secure with their relationships at home and at nursery. To enable our children to feel safe and happy we work hard in supporting them to understand themselves and others in order to build successful relationships, recognise their own strengths and skills, and give them the tools to cope with challenges. Building successful relationships with families is also key to ensuring the needs of the children are met, and so we encourage open communication and involvement from parents/carers.
Wallace Road Nursery School team are experienced and highly qualified. They have a thorough understanding of child development, and are passionate about providing high quality experiences to support learning and development.
We are proud to be a child centred nursery with a commitment to ensuring that children are happy, secure and learning.
8.45am to 11.45am
12.30pm to 3.30pm
When the children arrive they enter into a free flow learning environment, they are able to explore the activities on offer and are immediately able to start their learning day. At the end of every session the children will have a group time with an adult.
Families who qualify for 30 hours funding can apply to stay all day. There are a limited number of places and an application must be completed with the eligible funding code. The morning and afternoon sessions can be funded and there is a small charge of £5 to cover the staffing for the lunch period; a packed lunch needs to be provided. If you would prefer to take your child home for lunch, there is no charge.
In the 3&4 year old rooms, there is also an option to pay to attend the whole day. The cost of the extra three hours, plus lunch cover is £17 a day.
In the 2 year old room, if you do not qualify for 2 year old funding, sessions are £15.30 for 3 hours. A minimum of 2 sessions a week is required.
We try to keep our costs down to support families to be able to access the extra hours.
Each child will have a key person who will complete assessments, predominantly liaise with parents, and ensure the needs of the child are being met. We conduct home visits to get to know the child and their parents, and we meet with parents three times a year to celebrate their child’s learning.