Nursery 2023 - 2024

Miss Cunliffe

About Our Nursery

St Joseph’s nursery group is a small nursery that was set up in 1997 and is situated within St Joseph’s primary school. The nursery serves the local community and is accessible to all children. We have “a team of fully qualified practitioners who are very secure in the knowledge and understanding of how to promote good learning and wellbeing of young children.” (OFSTED, 2014)
St Joseph’s nursery follows the EYFS and provides children with all the essential skills they need to begin school.  Children have access to a fantastic outdoor area where they have the opportunity to practice their physical and imaginative play, using resources such as sand and water, our team has a strong commitment to the welfare and safety of all the children, including indoor and outdoor activities. "Staff provide a range of interesting activities for children to help them develop new skills and support them to achieve their next steps in learning. Children make good progress in their learning and development." (OFSTED, 2018)
We strive to create strong and positive relationships both with parents and children; it is our aim that all families are happy and content in this vibrant learning environment.
We are open Monday to Friday, term time only
     8:50am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-3:00pm

Our team consists of:

Miss Cunliffe - Nursery Manager

Mrs Greenwood - Deputy Manager & SENCO

Mrs Webster - Deputy Manager & PICO

Mrs Cross - Nursery Practitioner & ENCO


If you require any further information or would like to come and visit us please feel free to contact Miss Cunliffe on 07956 242409. Alternatively you can email us on

OFSTED rating: Good

Information for parents


Key Workers:

We allocate a key person to each child when they start with us in Nursery. The key person will look after your child and track their progress during their time with us. Your keyworker is avaliable any time for a chat or to ask any questions.


Parents For Partners:

Working in partnership with parents/carers is central to the EYFS. Consulting you about your childs early experiences helps us plan for effective learning at Nursery and helps us support you in continuing your childs learning development at home. In order to achieve this we:

  • Use the Tapestry app alongside a learning journey to send home weekly updates
  • Send an 'All About Me' home for you to fill in about your child
  • Have an 'Expert Of The Week' where we follow one childs interests for the week
  • Hold termly Stay & Play sessions
  • Offer parent/keyworker meetings
  • Send home questionnaires to make sure you are part of evaluating our setting so that we can provide the best possible childcare


Home Learning

To support your childs leaning and development at home we have included some home learning ideas under our 'Helpful information for parents' file.


Dinner & Snack Time:

Children who are attending the Nursery have the option of bringing a packed lunch or having a hot school dinner. If you want your child to have a dinner please inform a member of staff at the beginning of the day.(Costs of £1.70)

Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to nursery to enjoy with their friends. We also offer toast in a morning at the cost of £2 per child per term. Fruit and milk is provided in the afternoon.

*Please note that there may be children within the setting that have allergies, therefore please do not bring any items in your child's snack or packed lunch that may contain nuts.  Thank you for your co-operation. 


Wrap Around Care:

GLAD provide a breafast club from 7:30am and an after school club until 6:00pm. Please contact Joanne Barnes for more information:

Phone - 07817363151

Email -



We continue to take every measure to prevent infection including a thorough hygiene routine. If you suspect your child is showing any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 or any other illness they are best being kept at home.



Complaints of any nature should be sent to the Nursery manager directly on  



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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

50 Bournes Row,
Gregson Lane,