Welcome to Our Nursery

Thorplands Nursery aims to be a nursery of excellence in learning and development for all children. Teaching and learning is our focus, which is underpinned by an uncompromising dedication to children’s wellbeing and safety. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff team welcome all children, and work in partnership with parents and professionals to ensure all children reach their potential.

The nursery is open from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday for 50 weeks a year.

Please call in at any time to have a look at the nursery, or telephone 01604 741131 for more information.

We are registered as a full day care provision with OFSTED.

To view a copy of our Safeguarding Policy, please visit our Key Information page.

In the event of severe weather conditions please contact the reception on 01604 741131 to confirm opening times or listen to the local radio stations.

Nursery staff members:

  • Nursery Manager: Emily Hall
  • Senior Practitioner: Jo Ashworth
  • Finance: Lorraine Abbott
  • Admin Assistant: Eleanor Alexander
  • Nursery Cook: Jane Anderson


Early Years Practitioner and Room Coordinator: Jenna Brown
Early Years Practitioner and DSL: Gillian Batty
Early Years Assistant: Taylor Wakelin
Early Years Apprentice: Maisie Glazier
Early Years Apprentice: Kim Shellard


Early Years Practitioner and Safeguarding Lead: Diane Shakespeare
Early Years Assistant: Chloe Behan


Early Years Practitioner, Room Coordinator and SENCo: Tee Tucker
Early Years Practitioner: Kirsty Fraser
Early Years Practitioner: Nicola Wright
Early Years Practitioner: Nicola Smith
Early Years Apprentice: Ashleigh West
Early Years Assistant: Sarah Scully
Behaviour Support Assistant: Edyta Zarzycka


Nursery Forms and Fees

About Us

Thorplands Primary School became a sponsored academy with The Education Fellowship (TEF) on 1st April 2013. We work closely with TEF to ensure high standards of values, behaviour and encourage everyone to go beyond the expected. This has become the school's mission statement: Work, Learn, Earn

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Contact Us

Principal: Madeline Dunckley
Thorplands Academy
Farm Field Court

Tel: 01604 493384