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Highmoor Nursery School

Offering Nursery and Pre-school education since 1993, we are based in the beautiful surrounds of green fields and the rural village of Highmoor, in its light and spacious Memorial Hall. Our team is a unique one. Made up of highly qualified, passionate and dedicated staff,…

Offering Nursery and Pre-school education since 1993, we are based in the beautiful surrounds of green fields and the rural village of Highmoor, in its light and spacious Memorial Hall.

Our team is a unique one. Made up of highly qualified, passionate and dedicated staff, our aim is to create a happy, caring place that helps children reach their full potential. Our staff put nurture at the centre of their care, recognising each child’s individual needs, encouraging positive self-esteem and confidence.

We work closely with parents and carers to ensure children begin their educational journey in an environment that fosters consideration for others and the world around them.

The children love our large fenced garden; here you might find them getting stuck into outdoor activities or digging in the vegetable garden where we grow our own produce. Beyond the fence is open farmland, where the children can watch the farm activities throughout the seasons.

Inside, is a creative and stimulating space - from educational and fun toys and cosy book corners, to creative and ICT activity areas for imaginative play and fun learning. There is also a well-equipped kitchen for cookery sessions.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gwen Pragnell
Contact Position
01491 642162

Where to go

Highmoor Memorial Hall
Highmoor Cross

Current Ofsted Judgment




Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£43.00 Per morning session
£64.00 Per day
£4.00 Lunch

The Government funding for 3 year olds allows up to 15 hours. We offer up to 15 hours of free sessions between 12.00am and 3:00pm daily. We also offer 30 hours of funded sessions for those families who are eligible. There are two fully funded 30 hour places available each academic year but the child must attend full time to access one of these spaces.  All other morning sessions and full days (15 or 30 hour funded spaces) will be charged at Highmoor Nursery rates with the funding deducted.

Highmoor Nursery School accepts childcare vouchers, the Government scheme to save you tax and National Insurance.


Age Ranges
From 2 years to 5 years

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
Accessible parking available.

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
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Conditions requiring medical support
Diabetes Type 1: blood glucose testing and injecting insulin
Diabetes Type 2: diet
Disabilities affecting mobility
Eating Difficulties
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Global Developmental Delay
Glue Ear
Hearing Impairment
Mental Health issues eg anxiety, depression, OCD...
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Vision impairment
This provider has experience of meeting the needs of disabled children.Provider is interested in developing the care for children with specific requirements/disabled children.Also willing to care for an older child/young person who is developmentally much younger.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Next available vacancies September 2023
Date updated

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?
Part Time
Term Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 8:30am 3:00pm

Other Availability
Nursery Education Fund places opening patterns/hours
3 hour sessions over 5 days
Lunch provided by parent/carer

0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
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 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
23/01/2012Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/05/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
06/07/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 12/09/2022

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