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Our nursery caters for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and will be based at the rear of the school, in The Boynton Lodge, where children will have access to a spacious outdoor area and dedicated Mud Kitchen / Forest School. The children will have many opportunities to explore and play in a safe and stimulating learning environment, well equipped with a variety of high quality resources that will satisfy the emotional, social, physical and creative needs of every child.


Mission Statement

At Walford Nursery School, the quality of the childcare provided for every individual child is of paramount importance. We aim to provide an environment that is happy, safe and stimulating in order for every child to reach their full potential.


Aims & Objectives

  • To provide a play-based framework that is underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • To provide children with a caring and nurturing environment, which facilitates and promotes their individual development.
  • To support and extend learning development appropriately and sensitively incorporating each child’s individual interests.
  • Incorporate positive opportunities for all children through inclusive practice, respecting diversity and ensuring equal access to the provision.
  • To promote good partnerships with parents / carers.
  • To provide a valuable service within the local community, that meets the needs of all the children and the families that use the setting.


Opening Hours

Walford Nursery School will open from 7.45am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday throughout the year, only closing for Bank Holidays and over the Easter & Christmas break.  Parents/Carers are able to select the days and sessions they wish for their child to attend, subject to availability.  There is also the option for term time or year round places.



Our nursery is registered with OFSTED for children aged 2 -4 years. The required staffing ratios outlined within the Statutory Guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage are as follows:

  • For children aged 2 - there must be at least one member of staff for every four children
  • For children aged three and over – there must be at least one member of staff for every eight or thirteen children (depending on the qualification of the staff).


Please telephone the school office on 01989 562209 if you would like to arrange a visit to view our nursery school.