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St Gregory The Great Catholic School Nursery class

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We offer term time nursery places on either a sessional or full day arrangement, with additional wraparound provision available. We offer places to children from 0-4 years old across two rooms. We have an under 3's room and a nursery class, which both encourage the…

We offer term time nursery places on either a sessional or full day arrangement, with additional wraparound provision available.

We offer places to children from 0-4 years old across two rooms. We have an under 3's room and a nursery class, which both encourage the children to free flow and explore independently. We feel strongly and passionately about our childrens learning through play, both inside and outside. Our garden is a beautiful safe space, with a huge sand pit. willow tunnels and exciting climbing opportunities. We take pride in the key person approach, ensuring the children and families in our care feel like part of the St Gregs family and community.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Colverson-Martin or Lauren Arbour
Contact Position
Nursery Deputy Manager Nursery Class Teacher
01865 749933

The pod Nursery, Offereing

  • Full say care for children aged four months to school age
  • Funded nursery provision for children aged two and up who are entitled to a funded place including the extended 30 hour funding.
Parent Organisation
St Frideswide C of E Primary

Where to go

The Pod
St Gregory The Great Catholic School
Cricket Road

The Pod nursery is at the 'Shelly Road' ned of the school site. If you have arranged to come and visit us, you will need to follow the nursery garden to the Primary school main reception and sign in. 

Current Ofsted Judgment

Requires Improvement





Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
23.50-28.50 or funded Per half day
42.50-45.50 Per day
5-7.50 Breakfast Club
10-14.75 After school per session
2.20 Lunch

Please note that the daily costs above are for school hour attendance. The daily rate to include wraparound care costs £54.50-£58.50.

We are open term time only and have the same inset days as those of St.Gregory the Great Catholic School.

Meal Times:
Morning sessions include a fruit snack. Lunch time falls in the afternoon session and you are able to either purchase a hot dinner through the admin office, or provide a healthy packed lunch for your child.


Age Ranges
4 months to 5 years Pre-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
Access is provided via the main school building

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)
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
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Cerebral Palsy
Complex health needs
Conditions requiring medical support
Disabilities affecting mobility
Eating Difficulties
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Global Developmental Delay
Glue Ear
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Physical disability
Profound Multiple Learning Difficulty
Profound and complex disabilities
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Vision impairment

Childcare Information

Funded Places

2 year old funding

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

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

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 Availability
EYE funding for 2 year old's 8.30-11.30 or 11.45-2.45, 3 hour sessions over 5 days.
Please note; our afternoon session on a Wednesday ends at 2.30pm

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

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
25/03/2015Full School InspectionRequires Improvement
16/03/2017Full School InspectionInadequate
17/06/2019Monitoring VisitInadequate
15/10/2019School InspectionInadequate
24/11/2020Monitoring VisitInadequate

Last checked on 11/05/2020

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