Nursery Prospectus

We like to play and explore…








We are active learners…











We like to create and think critically…










At Longvernal Nursery we promote learning through play. We aim to create a happy, safe warm friendly environment, where children can explore, learn and grow and become confident active learners. We provide stimulating and creative activities both inside and out following the Early Years Development matters. We have free flow play to allow children to explore and follow their own individual interests.












We are big believers in outdoor learning and offer a free flow approach into the garden for all children. We love playing outside whatever the weather! Children love the outdoors not just for running but for climbing, balancing, problem solving and exploring the natural world. As well as our garden children have access to the playground, play park and large woodland areas within the school grounds. We offer forest school sessions to children in their preschool year. This allows them to become familiar with the area and provide a smooth transition into forest school ready for when they start school.


Meet the Team 

Nursery leader- Chantelle Kosmala CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education & Early Years Foundation Degree

Nursery Practitioner and Forest School Leader – Natalie Fussell NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education, Level 3 Forest School

Nursery Practitioner – Brenda Weatherhogg City and Guilds Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner – Sarah Daniels Working towards Level 3 in Childcare


Hours and costs

Longvernal Nursery is open 39 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm. Hours can be negotiated to suit your needs, subject to availability. We take children from 2 to 4 years. Children eligible for the Nursery Education Grant and 2 year funding will be entitled to 15 hours per week free. We can also take children entitled to the 30 hour funding. Fees will be payable for time attended longer than 15 hours per week and for all hours for those children without nursery grant. For 3 to 4 year olds each 3 hour session costs £10.50, for 2 year olds each 3 hour session costs £15. These fees are payable termly in advance.


Parent partnership

At Longvernal Nursery we strongly believe in working in partnership with parents and we value the many contributions they make. We offer many open morning sessions where you can come and see your child’s individual progress folder and talk to their dedicated key worker.

Would you like to see learning differently?

Come and meet us!

If you like the idea of individual attention, personalised learning and an exciting outdoor-based curriculum, then Longvernal is for you.

The first step is to come and have a look around our school during a school day, to speak to the Headteacher, see the children at work and meet your child’s future teachers.

Call to arrange a visit: (01761) 412777 or Email

...and get ready to see school in a whole new way!