Pre-School Nursery

St John’s Pre-school Nursery

St John’s Pre-School Nursery is a community nursery which opened in September 2007 at Newland St John’s CE Academy, a thriving church school with strong links to the local community and parish church.

The nursery works to deliver excellent pre-school education in line with national requirements and the school’s Christian aims and ethos for the benefit of local parents and children. At the last Ofsted inspections, the main school was rated Good and the nursery was rated Outstanding.

The nursery has a strong reputation in the local community for its excellent care and has been regularly over-subscribed since its opening.

The Nursery is run by a Board of Trustees and employs six members of staff, all of whom hold a relevant childcare qualification. Our Manager holds Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Teacher Status.

Session times

Nursery is open five days a week from 8.50am – 3.30pm with a packed lunch.  Alternatively, our morning sessions run from 8.50am – 11.50am and afternoon sessions 12.30pm – 3.30pm.


Places are offered to children from the age of 3 to 5 using 15/30 hours free funding or paid sessions.

We offer a maximum of 24 nursery places in any single session. We have OFSTED registration and we are a Charitable Trust.

We are committed to the welfare of the children in our care – please see the Nursery policies below:

For further information please email

Nursery Aims

  • Enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age according to the Christian principles and ethos of the main school in order to establish excellent foundations for learning and life;
  • Provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment for every child who attends the Nursery whatever their race, culture, religion, means or ability;
  • Work in partnership with parents to enhance their child’s learning experience in the Nursery and at home.
  • Ensure use of funding for the benefit of the children.

Board of Trustees

  • Mrs Sheila Waller (Chair)
  • Miss Heather Payne (Secretary)
  • Mrs Kerry Gregg (Treasurer)
  • Mrs Heather Tinker (Admissions Secretary

Nursery Staff

Mr David Eaves
Nursery Manager
Mrs Rosemary Scotter
Nursery Deputy Manager
Mrs Grace Patterson
Nursery Assistant
Mrs Rebecca Holmes
Nursery Assistant
Mrs Laura McKay
Nursery Assistant

Contact us

To contact the Nursery during opening hours, please call

T: 01482 305740 (Ext-3)