Welcome to Bolton School Nursery, a purpose built, high quality nursery with spacious gardens. Our highly qualified team of practitioners are experienced in child development and early years teaching, with a passion for providing the very best learning experience for children.

We offer a variety of excellent learning activities for children, including sessions in our nature area, physical skills with a football coach, baby yoga, Kids Rock music, dance and much more. We aim to help our children build their skills and abilities as we give them the best possible start in their educational journey.

Bolton School Nursery

We were last inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) in February 2019 when, once again, our education and care was rated as 'outstanding' in all categories.

Every child at Bolton School Nursery has the opportunity to apply for a place at Beech House, Bolton School’s Infant School for 3-7 year olds. Our children are very well supported in their transition to school, and the nursery has developed excellent links to make this transition as seamless as possible.

We offer half- and full-day sessions to suit your family needs, as well as a bespoke gradual admission process to help you and your child settle happily into nursery life. Please call in, telephone to make an appointment, or email [email protected] to learn more about us.

We look forward to meeting you and to showing you all that we have to offer.

Jasmin Sanders

Jasmin Sanders
Head of Nursery

Why Choose Our Nursery?

We provide the highest standards of care and your child will be made to feel secure, loved and valued.

At Bolton School Nursery we cater for children from birth to pre-school between 7.30am and 6pm (we can provide an early start from 7.00am at an extra cost - read more about our fees). We are open throughout the year, only closing for Bank Holidays and the Christmas period.

From teething and weaning to potty training and preparing for school, our team of highly skilled staff ensure that each room reflects the needs of their children.

We also offer a range of additional experiences including Kids Rock music, dance, yoga babies, Bolton Wanderers football and nature days.

Bolton School Nursery students.

Our Nursery offers the perfect preparation for transition to our Infant School.

Children are cared for in areas specifically designed and equipped for different age groups - under twos, twos to threes and pre-school. If you would prefer a term time only option, our Early Years teacher led Pre-School Class for 3 and 4 year olds, housed in our Infant School, provides an excellent alternative. 

Bolton School Nursery students.

The provision for learning and care is exemplary, with the needs of all children, including those identified as having SEND, EAL and the more able, catered for extremely well. There is a shared desire amongst all staff to provide the best possible education and care for early years children.

Last Early Years Foundation Stage ISI Inspection

What Our Parents Think - Testimonials

My daughter loves Bolton School Nursery very much and so do I. It is a wonderful nursery. The staff are all lovely, genuine people and the children are all very well cared for and my daughter always enjoys her time here.

Thank you all so much for making William's nursery experience so enjoyable for him. William has thoroughly enjoyed the Bolton School Nursery experience - and you've all helped him to develop into a fun-loving, curious little boy who is more than ready for school!

Thank you for looking after both my children. Both of them have loved it and thrived in your setting. The time spent in nursery will always be remembered fondly, both by them and by us.

Both my children attend Bolton School Nursery and are thriving. All the staff have been brilliant at different stages of their development. The nursery has awarded them both the opportunity to enjoy learning and fully develop their confidence. Their time at Bolton School Nursery has indeed formed a foundation of who they will become.

A big thank you for everything. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her time at nursery. She will miss you all dearly. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. It has been a wonderful experience for both of my children.

All the staff are very pleasant from the manager to the practitioners, my son has made some lifelong friends here.

The staff are fantastic with my son, us as parents and extended family who pick him up. They are a credit to the nursery!

Thank you so much for your influence on my daughters growth and success. Thanks for being so kind and caring and for the quality care you provide each and every day!

The biggest thank you for being so helpful in settling my daughter into your room, and for helping so much with her progress. You are all amazing!

Thank you so much for all your help in caring for my child over the past year, your support is greatly appreciated. She has grown so much as an individual and has developed a perfect personality, this is all down to you!

The Curiosity Approach Accreditation

Outdoor pursuits in the Nursery at Bolton School.

Bolton School Nursery spent eighteen months creating a deeply embedded culture of Curiosity, Awe and Wonder, culminating in accreditation from The Curiosity Approach.

The Curiosity Approach is a modern approach to Early Childhood education, taking elements from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whāriki and Montessori, which is designed to empower and ignite passion and excitement in Early Childhood Educators.

Our Nursery completed a portfolio and worked through modules and reflection tools as a team over an eighteen-month period, focusing on play and the learning environment.

Mrs Allyson Hunt, Deputy Manager at the Nursery, said:

Our team has worked diligently to complete the modules set by the Curiosity Approach and follow the learning styles endorsed by them. This is reflected throughout the nursery environment and in the children’s planned and spontaneous activities.

The team supported each other in transforming play spaces from bright primary coloured rooms to a calm, neutral play space that inspires children to learn naturally and support ‘awe and wonder’ in the early years.

Our Nursery where possible uses authentic resources in play and advocates a calm and neutral play space for the children to play, learn and grow in.

The creators of The Curiosity Approach say that it is ‘a beautiful recipe book of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of Early Childhood.’

Bolton School Nursery students.

On their website, they say: ‘This is a modern day Approach that fits perfectly in current changing technological times. Bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood and creating the ‘thinkers and doers’ of the future. We aim to empower and ignite passion and excitement in practitioners.’

Your child will explore, create and enquire under the watchful eye of our trained nursery team and a key worker will be responsible for your child’s well being.

Frequently Asked Questions

As someone who is thinking of sending their child to our Nursery, you may well have some questions you would like answering. Below are some that we are frequently asked.