Brabyns Nursery in Marple

Recommended on Day Nurseries Stamp
Recommended on Day Nurseries Stamp

Located in Marple, Stockport, Brabyns Nursery is open all year round from 7:30am until 6:00pm and welcomes children from the age of 2 years old.

Joining Brabyns Nursery is an incredibly exciting time as your child starts their learning journey here at Brabyns Preparatory School.

At Brabyns, we have a long history of providing outstanding education. We believe that learning for young children should be a nurturing, rewarding and enjoyable experience in which they are able to explore, create and discover in a secure and happy environment.

Nursery provides our children with the very best start to their academic lives, whilst helping them to develop socially, emotionally, and physically.

Our Nursery children benefit from specialist teaching in Spanish, Music, P.E. and Drama, and are supported, nurtured and engaged by a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced staff.

We would love you to join us at our wonderful Nursery, where all staff have a genuine passion for providing each child with the most exciting range of opportunities possible.

Miss Rachel Pickford

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Are you looking for a Reception place for September 24?

Are you looking for a Reception place for September 24?
We believe that our Reception class provides the perfect foundation for your child’s Independent School journey, promoting a love of learning and intellectual curiosity – a winning formula!

Why not book an individual tour?  Meet our outstanding Early Years team and discover how Brabyns’ indoor and outdoor environments and incredible opportunities inspire, stimulate, motivate and challenge our children.


Nursery Curriculum

Brabyns Nursery follows the Early Years curriculum guidelines, consisting of seven areas of learning and development which are interconnected:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We see each child as an individual, with their own unique interests, characteristics and capabilities. Our curriculum, and each child’s next steps, are carefully tailored according to these, whilst working in collaboration with you.

The children learn through a combination of adult-focused taught sessions with indoor and outdoor learning time, providing incredible opportunities to inspire, stimulate, motivate and challenge them further!

Children in Nursery benefit from the expertise of our specialist teachers through weekly lessons in Spanish, Science, Physical Education, Music and Performing Arts, in addition to regular Art, gardening, woodwork, baking and Forest School sessions, along with visitor experiences and trips.

Nursery Sessions at Brabyns

Our nursery offers the utmost flexibility for parents’ and children’s differing needs. You can choose from a range of session options, from morning or afternoon sessions, to whole school days or even a full ten and a half hour day, including wraparound.

Additional sessions can be booked via Magic Booking during non term time – subject to availability.


Morning 8.40 am – 12.45 pm
Afternoon 12.45 pm – 3.30 pm
School Day 8.40 am – 3.30 pm
Full Day 7.30 am – 6.00 pm

Transition from Nursery to Reception

The transition from Nursery to Reception at Brabyns is seamless. Throughout the year the Nursery children will spend time with our Reception children and staff, as well being given ample opportunities to explore both their indoor and outdoor classroom environments.

Our Nursery and Reception team dedicate time to working in collaboration, engaging in regular dialogue relating to each individual child’s attainment, progress and next steps. This ensures that the Reception staff are fully aware of the individual’s capabilities, areas that they need support with, and how they can be challenged further in the subsequent class.

Nursery Non Term Time

Brabyns’ Non Term Time Nursery Provision is currently booked via Magic Booking

Nursery will be available from 8 am to 5:30 pm, providing a convenient schedule for parents. Our dedicated team of experienced educators, who are familiar with the children, will be overseeing the curriculum based activities. 
Parents are kindly requested to provide their children with lunches and drinks that are free of nuts. All the activities offered are carefully and thoughtfully designed to align with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
On a daily basis you will receive a Tapestry Care Diary entry, regarding what your child has been learning during the course of the day. The children will also be able to access the specialist classrooms and areas across the school environment. 
Note: The children should now wear their school uniform throughout the year, including non term time. 
This provision must be booked via your Magic Booking Account
Contact – The dedicated Nursery Brabyns Mobile is 07745 566 332 or the Nursery Direct Line: 0161 241 7036
Please remember the School Office is not always staffed during the School holidays so please use the contact details above if you need to get in touch with the Nursery