The Nursery was built in 1942 as a day nursery for the children of mothers working for the war effort. It was open long hours and accepted babies and children under five. There was a Matron, a Sister and a team of Nursery Nurses. In 1946 it became a nursery school under the control of the Education Authority. Over the years the long hours have been reduced and are now in line with Primary Schools. In 2012, we celebrated our 70th Anniversary it was a very special year indeed.
The nursery school is situated in the south-west of Baldock. It is a single storey building set in an acre and a half of beautiful grounds, which have been designated as an Educational Nature Reserve, and where the children can really appreciate and benefit from the environment.
We offer part time and full-time places, which are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy. The children are admitted rising four in September and attend for three hours for either five mornings or five afternoons each week. In 2016 we introduced 30-hour places. The Nursery offers extended provision for early drop or off or a later collection dependent on family needs.
Children come to us a year before entering the reception class at a school of their choice. Please note that nursery place has no bearing on acceptance into preferred school choice. We therefore work closely with all schools as children transition into Reception.
The nursery is open from 8.00 am-5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and until 4.00pm on a Friday.
We offer three options of nursery education for your child:
- Five morning sessions from 8.50-11.50 am
- Five afternoon sessions from 12.05-3.05 pm
- 30 hour place 5 days 8.55-2.55 pm
(There is the option of purchasing extra hours before and after the nursery sessions in either Little Larks or Sparkly Stars)