Year-Round Nursery Provision

We are excited to announce that our outstanding Nursery is open for 51 weeks of the year.


Nestled in the beautiful grounds of Stroud School is our bespoke Nursery setting. Our Nursery is a magical and special place, filled with joy and fun. Our youngest children play, learn and develop in our well-resourced indoor area which flows out to a covered outdoor classroom. These areas enable our children to explore and discover in their preferred environment. Whether your child thrives in the classroom, or outside, we cater for both these preferences. Many of our children are adventurous and prefer to learn outdoors. Therefore, we ensure there are many opportunities to learn and develop outside of the classroom and have a dedicated Outdoor Learning Assistant to reflect this desire.

Our outdoor classroom leads onto our extensive and exciting playground area. This gives our children the freedom and space to run and play. They can ride bikes, dig in our sand pit, climb our climbing wall and make mud pies.

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Little Meadow

We opened our Little Meadow area in September 2023. This is a pocket of wonderful nature on our doorstep, surrounded by glorious countryside. This wild space gives our children the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and wildlife, grow vegetables and harvest apples from our orchard.

Our sustainably built Meadow Lodge in our Little Meadow area provides a hide to watch birds and other wildlife and offers a space to reflect. Little Meadow is surrounded by our farm. Our children love to visit our ponies, goats and chickens, learning to feed and care for them.

Along with our incredible environment, our dedicated team of staff are renowned for their exceptional care and support of the children. Our qualified Early Years teacher carefully manages the learning and progression of all our Nursery children and teaches early literacy and maths skills. This enables all of our children to flourish and have the best possible start to their learning journey. The transition into our Reception year is seamless; the children have already formed relationships with our staff and are settled and happy in the environment.

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Full-time or term-time places are available under the Government’s Early Years Education (EYE) Scheme. This entitles parents to claim up to 15 hours per week of free early years education for six terms; commencing the term after the child reaches their third birthday, and up to and including the term in which they turn five.  

For more information on the fee structure, please visit here

Term-Time Provision

During term-time, our Nursery is led by a qualified Early Years Teacher who is supported by a team of highly qualified Learning Support Assistants.

We offer two sessions each day, a morning and a full day session. Lunch is provided at an additional fee when children stay all day.

Term-time sessions include specialist teaching in Music and Performing Arts, PE, Ballet, Yoga, Forest School and Farm School as well as extras such as snacks and drinks.

We also offer optional wrap around care at our Breakfast Club and Tea Club during term-time (extra charges apply). Tea Club is bookable in advance

Provision During the School Holidays

During the school holidays, our Early Years teacher and Learning Support Assistants, will continue to offer two sessions each day for our 51 week pupils, which include a morning or a full day session. Term-time children will have the option to sign up for ad hoc sessions if places allow.

Packed lunches, drinks and snacks will need to be provided for the children during the holiday sessions.

Our children will have access to our school grounds and facilities during the holiday period, including our sports hall, Forest School area, farm and swimming pool, alongside activities in the Early Years setting.

We would love to welcome you to our Nursery for a tour or to Tiddlers, our weekly free stay and play session.

Read the EYFS Terms and Conditions here.

In summary:

  Term Time Holidays Start Finish Notes
Full Day -
Term time
£69 + £6 = £75 08:30 15:30 Includes lunch at £6 per day
Full Day -Holidays £59 08:30 17:30 Lunch to be provided by parents
Morning £45 £39 08:30 12:00 Lunch not required
Tea Club £10.85 n/a 16:30 17:45 Tea provided; optional – term time only
Ad Hoc Days £75 08:30 17:30 Additional, full holiday days only for term time contracts – lunch to be provided by parents