Welcome to Nursery; an incredibly exciting time as your child starts their learning journey in 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. Brabyns Nursery provides our children with the very best start to their academic lives, whilst helping them to develop socially, emotionally, and physically.

Brabyns Nursery is open all year round and welcomes children from the age of 2 years old, where they 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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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 the holiday club weeks 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.