Our Nursery


The purpose of Lea Nursery School is to:
  • Provide high quality care and education to rising 3s -5 year olds;
  • Enable children to develop as happy, confident and questioning learners;
  • Create a strong foundation for life-long learning;
  • Prepare children for life in modern Britain.


At the Lea Nursery School we value a safe, secure and happy environment in which staff work with commitment and integrity to develop the children to their maximum potential.


To further strengthen Lea Nursery School as an invaluable community resource, working in close partnership with other professionals, thus providing an outstanding service to young children and their families.


Our OFSTED inspection in 2012 states:

“Lea Nursery is an outstanding school.”

OFSTED 2012.

“A combination of excellent leadership, teaching and support enables children to make exceptional progress in their all-round development.”

OFSTED 2012.

“Children concentrate for impressively long periods and their behaviour is excellent.”

OFSTED 2012.

“Staff create a well thought-out individual programme, often supplemented by excellent links with outside agencies, that ensures that these children make rapid progress.”

OFSTED 2012.


To register your child, complete the registration form and return it to the nursery. Your child’s name will then be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted when a place becomes available. Children are admitted the term after their third birthday.

Applicants are grouped into termly admissions by age. If the size of the group is greater than the number of places available, then the places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The minimum age of registration has been set at 2 years. Ideally, we aim to provide maximum of five terms and a minimum of two.

Nursery Times

Our nursery has 60 morning places and 60 afternoon places and the session times are as follows:

  • Breakfast Club 8:00am - 8:35am
  • Morning 8.35am – 11.35am
  • Afternoon 12.20pm – 3.20pm
  • 30 Hour Places 8:35am -  2:35pm / 8:00am - 2:00pm

Every effort is made to accommodate your wishes regarding preferred sessions.

Attendance at The Lea Nursery School does not give automatic transferral to any other school. Parents must make a separate application to the local authority for choosing a school for their child.

The Curriculum

Our nursery school curriculum acts as a firm foundation for more formal learning at infant school.

Carefully planned activities develop the children’s growing abilities in problem solving, language and literacy, knowledge and understanding of the world. Physical skills and children’s creativity are also developed in a variety of ways.

The nursery places a great emphasis on the development of the children’s social skills, finding every opportunity to develop confidence and independence.