Welcome to Hugh Gaitskell Primary School Nursery


Hugh Gaitskell Primary School Nursery (Sparrow Class) is based in the main school building. With a purpose built outdoor area and spacious, purposeful provision indoors, the setting is well resourced and equipped for the individual needs of all children. 

The premises are designed to cater for young children’s needs with features that actively encourage the development of personal skills. Because we believe children learn best through play, all resources are freely available at child height, encouraging independent play and self-choice. 

Outdoor provision

Children benefit from daily access to outdoor play in the colourful and inviting play area. Outdoor play is available for all children on the soft safety surface complete with climbing frames and play apparatus. Play areas have been created to offer little ones challenges and fun, they include a sand pit, mud kitchen, bike area, ‘hobbit house’ and a covered area surfaced with artificial grass.

Snacks and lunches

If you have chosen full day provision for your child, there are two options for lunches. Our on-site qualified cook provides delicious, nutritious, well-balanced meals on a 4 weekly rolling menu. The team are more than able to cater for children who have specific allergies. We have a bespoke dining area where children can enjoy their meals and also can learn appropriate social skills. Of course, parents are more than welcome to provide a healthy packed lunch, should they choose to do so.

The location, within school grounds, allows us to offer a “wrap around” service for the school’s nursery in addition to the full day care service for the wider community.


Staff interaction with children is very important and we have staffed beyond the requirements of the EYFS statutory requirements so that all children can benefit.


Our nursery staff team:


Mrs K Watts - Nursery Teacher/Leader for 3 and 4 year old provision


Mrs C Thompson - Nursery Nurse


Miss C Hough - Nursery Assistant


Miss D Smith - Nursery Assistant


Ms V Beer - Nursery Assistant (Maternity Leave)


Hugh Gaitskell Primary School Nursery is based in the main school building and provides  excellent educational experiences for three and four year olds.