Nursery Class

Welcome to Buckshaw Primary School – Nursery Class

We put the children at the heart of our provision. Buckshaw Nursery Class seeks to provide a safe, enriching, and nurturing environment where all our children have every opportunity to thrive.

Buckshaw Primary is an all-inclusive Nursery and primary school offering Before and After school care provision throughout the school year for children aged 2 to 11 years of age (before and after school club is for children 3 years and older). We are situated in the middle of Astley Village community.

We have wonderfully large grounds, which provides a wealth of cross curricular learning through outdoor environments. Our location is easily accessible from all network links, transport, and public transport, making it a perfect option for commuters. We promote walking to Nursery and our local community provides an abundance of walkways and delightful sights to see on the way.

What makes Buckshaw Primary Unique?
  • 2–5-year-olds funded places available, Flexible Sessions available.
  • We have experienced and qualified Teachers and Teaching Assistants.
  • We are inspected and approved by OFSTED.
  • An ideal progression into Buckshaw Primary School
  • We provide a mid-session drink of milk or water and healthy snack included.
  • All-inclusive setting that provides BSC and ASC provision.

Parent Feedback

Thank you very much for inviting me in. The Nursery is beautiful. Mia likes to go to the nursery. I already know why 🙂

Parent Feedback

Thank you so much. Nursery looks amazing you do amazing work in there was great to see!

Our fantastic team

Mr Gambon

Class Teacher

Mrs Clarke

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Rivers

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Warrington

Teaching Assistant

A message from the class teacher.

As a qualified teacher, ​with other professional Early Years qualifications in childcare and over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages, I lead the nursery and staff team to ensure we provide a welcoming, secure, and nurturing family environment.

We want our families to feel that they are part of our community at Buckshaw Primary Nursery and that they can feel at ease and confident knowing that their children are being cared for by a kind and dedicated staff in a loving environment.

Our Outdoor Adventures
At Buckshaw Primary we embrace both the indoor and outdoor environment. We provide the children with a ​secure space ​with an extension of the classroom into the great outdoors to explore with age-appropriate activities daily. The children love to explore our environment which offers a variety of experiences including a mud kitchen, water and sand play, gardening and so many more fabulous opportunities. We also promote the importance of caring and helping our natural world, ‘We nurture our nature’.

Not only to do have a fantastic outdoor play area and school grounds, we also enjoy taking the children on regular walks out into our community and local area. Astley Park is a stone’s throw away from school and offers wealth of amazing learning opportunities for the children to experience.

We believe that bad weather should not stop our learning ang growing, only inappropriate clothing. We ask that parents provide their children with the appropriate clothing depending on the season.

Our Learning at Buckshaw Primary Nursery
Throughout the year we plan to cover a variety topics. However, we focus on following children’s interests, therefore it is possible that our topics will change to reflect the interests of the children.
EYFS Framework

The Areas of Learning and Development:

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape our educational programme.

All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

The three prime areas are:

Personal, Social and Emotional

Physical Development

Communication and Language

Development Children are also supported in four other specific areas:



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Buckshaw Nursery Class provides a wide variety of individual activities and experiences for your children around the seven areas of learning and development.

What we offer

A safe and encouraging Quality Early Years education

The opportunity to explore and access resources and equipment to support your child’s development.

A tasty and healthy menu for all children

E-Learning Journals and Interactive App such as Dojo and Active learn

Regular contact through Newsletters and parent evenings

Free Settling in Sessions to support your child’s transition into Nursery.

Parents come and get involved

We seek to develop an effective partnership with you as parents and carers of the children in our setting. During the year parents are encouraged to come into Nursery for Stay & Play where you can share planned activities and child-initiated play. Parents are invited to come to a variety of workshops for early reading, phonics, whole school projects and topic session.

Our Nursery Sessions

AM session 9:00– 12:00

PM session 12:00 – 3:00

Lunchtime 12:00 – 12:30

We also have breakfast and after school care for our Nursery children (from 3 years old) from

7.50 – 9.00am and 3.00 – 6.00pm.

We want the best possible outcomes for every child in our care.

Price List

  • We accept funding for both 2 and 3 year olds (15 hours and 30 hours)
  • 2 year olds £5.50 per hour (£16.50 per 3 hour session) 3 & 4 year olds £5.00 per hour (£15.00 per 3 hour session)
  • Hot lunch £2.35 per meal
  • Beyond Buckshaw (before and after school care provision)
  • Breakfast club (from 3 years old, toilet trained):
  • From 7.50am £5.00
  • From 8.30am £2.50
  • After school (from 3 years old, toilet trained):
  • Until 3.45pm £2.50
  • Until 4.30pm £5.00
  • Until 5.20pm £8.00
  • Until 6.00pm £10.00

To find out more information on funding, pricing, and availability, please contact the school office. To apply for a Nursery Class place, please click here (attached application form)