Applications for our school nursery are now open.

Sacred Heart Nursery opened in September 2018 for 3 & 4 year olds.  The nursery is part of our Early Years Foundation Stage and is lead by an specialist early years class teacher, as well as working alongside other early years staff and our Reception class in a safe, stimulating environment. 


We know that high quality pre-school experiences particularly when working with a qualified teacher, have lasting effects throughout the early years of primary school and beyond.  The children will have the chance to play and learn following the children's own interests, allowing them to gain confidence and social skills.  We believe in getting children active as much as possible and aim to offer a wide range of activities and high quality learning opportunities for your children to help prepare for school life. 


We look forward to welcoming your child to our school family.


What advantages do you receive when choosing a Sacred Heart Primary School nursery place for your child?

  • Faith development
  • Qualified teacher led sessions
  • Exciting learning opportunities alongside children from Reception Class in an EYFS unit
  • Focus on play and investigative learning linked to the Early Learning Goals
  • Forest School activities
  • Use of the school mini buses for trips and visits
  • Pre-learning in reading linked with the school methods
  • Pre-learning in maths linked with the school methods
  • Opportunity to be part of the wider school community
  • Use of the extensive grounds and school gardens
  • School dinners
  • Access to Breakfast and After School club ‘Sophie’s’


Nursery Sessions on offer at Sacred Heart

3 & 4 year olds are entitled to apply for 15 hours of free nursery sessions

Some 3 & 4 year olds will be eligible for 30 hours of free nursery sessions

There will be 4 options available to parents


Option 1 First half of the week from Monday to Wednesday lunchtime

Option 2 Second half of the week from Wednesday afternoon to Friday

Option 3 Full time nursery place (If you are eligible for the 30 hours funding)

Option 4 15 hours of free nursery provision plus additional paid sessions


All of the options above are subject to availability

Application forms are available from school office Tel: 0191 2746695

or on the school website

Admissions Policy is available on the school website

(Admission to the school nursery does NOT automatically ensure a school place in Reception class)


Please see the Nursery Blog page to give you an idea of the kinds of things that the children get up to.