About our Nursery

The Grove Academy offers a bright, colourful and inviting environment for children to grow and develop, supported by an experienced Early-Years team.

Learning extends beyond the classroom into our large outdoor area. Our children learn through play, inspired by their surroundings and variety of sensory activities set up by our team.

We believe that the love of learning starts in the Early-Years and try to promote this with our children whenever we can. We also look to develop their understanding of our school values, focusing on family, respect, enjoyment, courage and responsibility.

Why choose our Nursery?

  • Experienced Early-Years team
  • Large space and inviting environment
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Early-Years rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • 15 hours free childcare scheme available
  • We work in partnership with Berrygrove Early Years Centre who operate from a building adjacent to our school site and together we can offer 30 hours free childcare scheme across both settings
  • Breakfast & After-School Clubs available through partnership with Berrygrove Early Years Centre

Book a Nursery Tour

We would like to invite anyone interested in our Nursery to view our facilities, please click the link below if you would like to book a tour.

When can your child join our Nursery?

We have a new Nursery intake at the start of every school year. Admissions close for that intake at the end of February and children will start Nursery that September.

If your child is 3+ and you would like them to start nursery mid-year, please get in contact as we sometimes have places available throughout the school year. Please e-mail our office team for further information on admin@thegroveacademy.org.uk. Please use the Nursery application form for in-year Nursery admissions.

Nursery timings

The nursery at The Grove Academy offers the 15 hours free childcare scheme and is available for the below hours during term-time.

Option 115 hours per weekMon – Fri8.30am-11.30am
Option 215 hours per weekMon – Fri12.30pm-3.30pm

How to join our Nursery

If your child is born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, they will be able to start at our Nursery in September 2024. To apply for a nursery place for your child, please complete the online form on the link below. If you would rather complete a paper copy, please e-mail admin@thegroveacademy.org.uk.

Places will be offered to parents/carers by email.

Admissions Arrangements

Staff at The Grove Academy are warm and welcoming. I can see my child’s confidence growing day by day.

Parent at The Grove Academy