Ethos and Values

At St. Paul’s Nursery School we strive to create a happy atmosphere where learning is fun, where children, parents and staff can learn together and where we all develop to be the best that we can be.


We Aim To:

  • Put the children at the heart of everything we do.
  • Provide a setting where children are seen as individuals, where their needs are identified and responded to and where they are given the best possible chance to fulfil their talents.
  • Encourage children to grow in confidence and self-esteem, to become more independent and learn to take responsibility.
  • Encourage curiosity, creative thinking and questioning minds.
  • Create a happy, safe, secure and stimulating environment.
  • Work together as a mutually supportive, creative and innovative team.
  • Support parents and carers in their role as educator and value their contribution.
  • Value everyone and celebrate all achievements.
  • Always try our best in all that we do.
  • Respect ourselves, each other and our world.
  • Promote a brighter future for us all by developing the potential of the whole school community and beyond.
  • Respect childhood and offer each child the opportunity to be active and healthy.

We Believe:

  • Each child is an individual and has needs that should be met in an atmosphere that celebrates diversity.
  • High levels of well being and involvement are important for children, staff and parents.
  • Everyone should aim high and all achievements should be celebrated.
  • Children learn most effectively by using all their senses and through their own activity and first hand experiences.
  • Everyone has the right to be safe, healthy, happy, achieving, active, respected, responsible, nurtured and included.
  • A creative, exciting and well planned challenging learning experience will inspire a love of learning and a spirit of enquiry both now and in the future.

Apply for a place

We admit new children as soon as they turn three. Parents may add their child’s name to the waiting list once their child is 2 years old. Parents of prospective pupils are most welcome to visit the nursery school by prior arrangement.

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