St John Bosco Catholic Primary School



St. John Bosco Nursery is situated within St. John Bosco Catholic Primary School and currently offers 39 part-time (15 hours) places and 13 full time (30 hours) places. Part time places are offered over two sessions: morning 8.30am to 11.30am and afternoon 12.15pm to 3.15pm.

We offer the 30 hours funding to eligible parents and carers, the 13 full time places are offered on a first come first served basis. It is important that you generate your code and provide the school office with details before the start of each term so we can process the funding.

Please note that attending St. John Bosco Nursery does not meet the criteria for admission into Reception at St. John Bosco Catholic Primary School.


The nursery is an educational play based learning environment where children develop and learn through a programme of structured play activities and experiences. Each child’s progress is monitored and activities are carefully prepared to challenge and develop to meet their needs and support their next steps in learning. Staff

The Early Years Foundation Stage guidance states that “Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support, to fulfil their potential. We believe a child’s experiences in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right and it provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. When parents choose to use Early Years services they want to know the provision will keep their children safe and help them to thrive.


Uniform in Nursery is compulsory. Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Sweatshirts or cardigans are available to purchase from the school office.



  • Grey or black skirt, pinafore dress or trousers
  • White plain shirt
  • Red school sweatshirt or cardigan (with school logo)
  • Black shoes NOT trainers or boots (please ensure your child can change these independently) 


  • Red check dress
  • Red school sweatshirt/cardigan
  • White socks
  • Black shoes 



  • Grey or black trousers
  • White plain shirt or polo shirt
  • Red school sweatshirt (with school logo)
  • Black shoes NOT trainers (please ensure your child can change these independently)


  • Grey or black shorts
  • White shirt or polo shirt
  • Red school sweatshirt
  • Black shoes

PE Kit

  • Pumps (Velcro or elasticated fastening)
  • White t-shirt
  • Black shorts

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 


  • Mrs Hill – Reception Teacher, Assistant Head, EYFS Lead
  • Mrs Pitt – Nursery Teacher
  • Mrs Patel – Nursery Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs York – EYFS Teaching Assistant, Nursery PPA cover

Learning Environment

Take a look at our lovely learning environment set up to support all areas of learning. Children are able to independently access the areas throughout the day, we are always enabling the environments based on the needs and interests of the children. We also have a lovely outdoor learning environment which children have access to throughout the year whatever the weather.

EYFS Playground

In 2024 we redeveloped our EYFS Playground, resulting in an exciting range of areas for the children to enjoy:

  • A musical area, where children can practise their percussion skills on a large scale. A great opportunity for children to creatively work together.
  • A water area, to allow children to develop fine and gross motor skills by investigating the push and pull system making the water wheel work. Children can explore capacity and cause and affect all whilst having great fun getting wet.
  • Reading outdoors enhances children’s physical, mental and emotional well being. The story teller area is perfect for story time, children and teachers can come together to share a story in a different environment. The area is also used for independent reading where children can select books and read to themselves or their peers.
  • Our planting area contains beautiful smelling and colourful plants which will attract bugs to the  bug hotel. This area will allow children to see the seasonal changes which take place throughout the year and allows our children to be involved in the planting process and learn how they can look after plants and flowers.
  • The mud kitchen supports children’s imaginative play and social skills. Children work together to create mud pies or muddy puddings all whilst learning how to cooperate, share ideas and problem solve. The construction area allows children to work on a large scale imaginatively and mathematically whilst developing gross motor skills.

How to Apply

Application forms can be emailed to school or handed in at the school office. If a paper copy is required, then please collect from the school office.

To email a form to school, please send to Mrs Brierley (Office Manager):


15 Hours Free Childcare

This is available for ALL families in England with 3- and 4-year old children. Read full details below:

30 Hours Free Childcare

This is available depending on certain circumstances and benefits. Full details below: