Early Years at Stakesby

Our Early Years classroom offers excellent provision for up to 26 Nursery children and 30 Reception children. A large outdoor space is shared between the two classes (Super Squirrels and Wise Owls) with each class having their own teaching space and a shared continuous provision area to support learning through play.

Our warm, welcoming nursery provision is fully-flexible and admits children from their third birthday onwards. We offer 'Stay & Play' sessions to help you and your child explore the setting prior to their official start date. These sessions are led by our experienced Early Years Lead, Mrs Tacon and are a great way for you to learn more about how Super Squirrels provides an excellent foundation for your child's primary education.

When your child turns three, they are automatically entitled to 15 hours free childcare consisting of 5 morning sessions, 5 afternoon sessions, 2.5 full days or a mixture of these - providing sessions are not fully-booked. Some children are entitled to a total of 30 hours income-assessed free childcare (the equivalent of full time) 

If your child receives 15 hours free childcare, you are able to purchase extra sessions at £10 each should you wish.

As lunchtimes are not part of the Nursery sessions, there is a cost of £2.50 per day.


Most children in Wise Owls - our Reception class - attend Stakesby's nursery prior to starting school. However, we also welcome pupils from other settings, including independent nurseries and child-minders. 

Our nursery spaces can book up quickly; you are able to reserve your child's place by contacting the school office by telephone on 01947 820231 or via email at admin@stakesbyschool.net