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 mornings a week from 8.50am – 11:50am during term times only.

  • Places are offered to children from the age of 3 to 5 using 15 hours free funding or paid sessions.
  • We offer a maximum of 24 nursery places in any single session.
  • We have OFSTED registration (Outstanding) and we are a Charitable Trust.
  • We are committed to the welfare of the children in our care – please see the Nursery policies and key documents below:
For further information please email

Our nurseries intent is that:

Uphold the Christian Ethos of the Bible as we bring LIFE into the local community by:

  • Loving God through our care; providing a safe, stimulating and caring environment
  • Introducing Christian Values; through bible activities, prayer, local church and festivals
  • Fruit of the Spirit Cultivation; by sharing love, kindness, gentleness, peace and patience and encouraging a culture which seeks to put others first
  • Employing staff who uphold the Christian Ethos; both practising Christians and those who are able to actively support our Christian values

The impact of our curriculum will be: 

Happy children who are secure in their learning and able to approach their next steps in life with Christian values enhancing their enriched education.

Link:Curriculum Outline

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 Rebecca Holmes
Nursery Assistant
Mrs Laura McKay
Nursery Assistant
Miss French
Nursery Assistant

Contact us

St John’s Pre-school Nursery

01482 305740 – Ext 3

8:15am – 1:30pm