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Welcome to Nursery

We are an Ofsted Outstanding Nursery 


At St. John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide a spiritual, safe and stimulating environment in our nursery, where children can develop fully at their own pace.


Play is probably the most valuable work your child will do. In their play, children learn at their highest level.


We inspire learning through excellent play opportunities and provide a varied curriculum based on children’s individual needs.


Communication and language is one of the most important parts of our early year’s curriculum. We provide a rich language environment, where children can develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves.


 Our thoughtfully planned learning opportunities aim to lead the children towards self-motivation and achievement; encourage self-discipline and perseverance and to think critically and make links with the world around them.






Funded Places Available



15 Hours Free Nursery for families with 3 and 4 year old children


For all families in England

  • With 3 and 4 year old children
  • 15 hours of free nursery for 38 weeks
  • A total of 570 hours per year



30 Hours Free Nursery for families with 3 and 4 year old children


  • For working families in England
  • With 3 and 4 year old children

  • A total of 1,140 hours per year

You each need to earn at least £142 a week.

If you’re earning less than £142 a week but are under 25, or you’re an apprentice, you may still be eligible.


Is it for me?


You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) the equivalent of working 16 hours a week at the National Minimum wage or Living Wage.


If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.

You can't get 30 hours free nursery if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.


Your child can start in their nursery place the term after they turn 3 years old and have received a valid 30 hours code, whichever is later. Term start dates are 1st September, 1stJanuary and 1st April.

You can apply for the code up to 16 weeks before your child’s third birthday.


To keep your 30 hours free childcare place you need to check your details are up to date every 3 months.


The 30 hours free childcare offer is not intended to cover the costs of meals, other consumables (such as sun cream), additional hours or additional activities (such as trips).

Further information can be found at

Taking your child to an early years setting - Information for parents