Introducing Kingscourt Nursery

The Kingscourt adventure begins in nursery, where we welcome three and four-year-olds into Tadpoles and Frogs respectively. Children enjoy:

  • Learning through nature, led by Kingscourt’s outdoor learning specialist
  • Music, delivered by Kingscourt’s music teacher
  • Drama and spoken English, delivered by Kingscourt’s English teacher
  • Dance, delivered by Kingscourt’s Dance teacher

Our highly experienced nursery practitioners deliver art and craft, IT, PE and movement, phonics and individual reading time. All of this is in addition to the early years foundation stage (EYFS), which sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to five years old. Click here to learn more about the EYFS.

Our nursery is very much a part of the wider school community and this helps children develop their confidence within a safe and supportive environment. For example, they eat lunch in the hall, attend school assemblies and team up with Reception children to put on a Christmas nativity.

The nursery setting is on the ground floor of our characterful Georgian building and is located in what we believe was once the scullery and kitchens! Period features fire the imagination of little minds and inspire many an original story and creative game within the nursery.

We are utterly spoilt by the acres of private grounds in which our children play, explore and discover. Come rain or shine we head outdoors for discovery walks, wildlife spotting, den-building and play time. We don’t need the sun to venture out as we have wellies, hats, gloves and scarves to keep us dry and warm while we enjoy the fresh air and exercise.

Every afternoon nursery teachers, Mrs Lincoln and Mrs Patel share stories and photos from the day with you, via the password protected Virtual Learning Environment. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to see what adventures have been had and a great example of how closely we work with parents, keeping you informed and involved as your child grows.

We are a small nursery and part of a small school. As such, Kingscourt has a friendly, family atmosphere and every child is well known, understood and cared for on an individual basis.

Morning, afternoon and full day sessions are available. We would love to tell you more and find out about your child, please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more or arrange a visit.

Read on for details of free stay and play sessions…

Nursery Stay & Play

You and your child are more than welcome to experience Kingscourt Nursery for yourself by coming along to a free stay and play session, full of fun and discovery linked to early years learning.

These relaxed sessions take place once a month are are open to any child aged three or four accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other guardian. They run from 9:30 – 11:00 am and the next date is:

Thursday, 7th March

Join us in when we celebrate World Book Day with a special stay and play session themed around a pre-school storybook. Furthermore, we’ll be taking the fun outside into our private grounds with help from Kingscourt’s outdoor learning specialist. Please dress for the weather and come prepared for outdoor adventures. Not to be missed!

Booking is essential as places are limited, please email admissions@kingscourt.org.uk for details.

Read on for details of our free weekly playgroup sessions…

Baby & Toddler Playgroup

Why not join us at Toddlers & Tiddlers, a free weekly play session for 0-3s that takes place here every Monday during term time.

This relaxed and friendly playgroup runs between 9:00 am and 10:45 am.

Mums, dads, guardians and grandparents – all are welcome with your little one. There’s plenty of activities and toys and complimentary refreshments.

Click here for further details.


School Inspection Service Report

January 2016

In the Early Years Foundation Stage, leaders and managers have high expectations so that children make rapid and consistent progress in a range of skills.

School Inspection Service Report

January 2016

Children are well prepared for moving on to Key Stage 1. Staff take great care to ensure that the environment in which the children are working is safe.

Kingscourt School