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The Pod at St Frideswide Church of England Primary

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We are an outstanding nursery setting that offers term time care for children from 3 months to 4 years school age. The nursery is split over 2 rooms. The under 3's room with an addional enclosed baby area and the nursery class. All of the areas…

We are an outstanding nursery setting that offers term time care for children from 3 months to 4 years school age. The nursery is split over 2 rooms. The under 3's room with an addional enclosed baby area and the nursery class. All of the areas of the nursery environment is continuously developing to meet children’s needs, interests and support their exploration and play. Children are encouraged to free flow and explore independently. We feel strongly and passionately about children learning through play, both inside and outside. Our garden is a beautiful safe space, with a huge sandpit, willow tunnel and large climbing opportunities. We take pride in the Key person approach, the staff in The Pod work hard to create a rich and stimulating learning environment for all children every day. We have been accredited with the Healthy Smiles award from the Community Dential Services. We ensure the children and families in our care feel like part of the St Frideswide family and community.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Colverson-Martin
Contact Position
Day Nursery Manager
01865 509444
The Pod St Frideswide C of E primary School

The Pod Nursery offers

  • Full day care for children age from 3 months to school age.
  • Funded nursery provision for children aged 2 that are intitled, funded spaces for all children aged over 3 including the extended 30 hour funding. 
  • Breakfast and After school club provision. 
Parent Organisation
St Frideswide C of E Primary

Where to go

St Frideswide
Cricket Road

The Pod nursery is at the 'Shelly Road' end of the school site. If you have arranged a visit to come and see us, please sign in at the primary school reception and we will come and meet you. 

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45.50-40.50 age dependent on price cost Per day
£28.50-23.50 age dependent on price cost Per half day
£16.00-£6.00 age dependent on price cost After school per session
£7.50-5.00 age dependent on Price cost Breakfast Club

The cost for a full day session from 7.30-5.30 is £58.50-£54.50 age dependant on price.

The cost of After school care is again age dependant and is split into two finishing times of 4.30 or 5.30 so ranges from £6.00-£16.00

The cost of Breakfast club is also age depentant on cost and ranges from £7.50-£5.00 

We are open term time only and have the same inset days as St Frideswide C of E Primary school.

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Able to assist with moving and handling
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Complex health needs
Disabilities affecting mobility
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Vision impairment

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Vacancy range(s)
From under 2 yrs to 2 years (spaces available = 1)
From 2 yrs to 3 yrs (spaces available = 3)
From 3 yrs to 4 yrs (spaces available = 6)
A mix of full time and 1/2 day sessions available. Nursery class have availability for September 2021.
Date updated

Please contact provider for further details

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7.30 5.30
Monday - Friday 8.30 2.45
NEF funded places 3 hr sessions over 5 days 8.30 11.30
NEF funded places 3 hr sessions over 5 days 11.45 2.45

Other Availabilty
EYE funding for 2 year olds 3 hour sessions over 5 days 8.30-11.30 or 11.45-2.45. Please note our Wednesday afternoon session finishes at 2.30.

0 - 1 steps into building
2 - 5 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Quiet room/area
Sleeping Area
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Last checked on 07/06/2021

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