Safeguarding is at the heart of our practice. It is everybody's priority.

Our Approach

The ethos of our school is based on a belief in the basic rights and responsibilities we all share, to respect, love and show compassion for ourselves, each other and the natural world. Our long-term aim is thus to have a dynamic impact on the local community in which our children live and grow. We hope that this will consequently reach into and inspire other communities, thus spread the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to achieve a sustainable world.

We are a school which places the rights of children at the heart of everything we do. Through our work on global citizenship and environmental sustainability, children are immersed in the key British Values of respect, tolerance, compassion, democracy, freedom of speech, rule of law, individual liberty and acceptance of difference and diversity.

"At the heart of every child is a unique genius and personality. What we should be doing is allowing the spark of that genius to catch fire, to burn brightly and shine."

Michael Morpurgo.

Alfreton Nursery School Charter

'As a Rights Respecting School we believe that every child has the right to an education and that this education should develop children's talents. Our school believes that we have the responsibility to nurture every child's respect for themselves, others and their environment'

United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child

Our School Day

Children are eligible to attend for either 15 or 30 free hours per week the term after their 3rd Birthday.

Our school day starts at 8.30am and ends at 3.30pm.

For children eligible for 15 hours, our morning sessions run from 8.30am until 11.30am and afternoon sessions run from 12.30pm until 3.30pm. Children usually attend either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons, however we try to be flexible wherever we can with some families choosing to group sessions by paying for the additional lunch hour for £4.70

Please see the school's Admissions Policy for further information.

Why choose us?

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."

Abraham Lincoln