Encouraging Curiosity at Southville Primary Nursery School

A belief that adventure is never far away underpins the ethos at Southville Primary School's Nursery. From feeding the chickens to digging out the vegetable patch, the children are encouraged to explore the outdoors and link their learning to real life. We believe in a hands-on approach that develops and encourages curiosity, creativity and independence. Many of the children continue their learning journey into Reception at the school, building on their learning and maintaining lasting friendships. If you would like to meet the staff and look around, please contact the school office.

We offer both part-time and full-time places in our Nursery. All children are entitled to 15-hours funded childcare term-time only from the term after their 3rd birthday, starting in September, January and April each year. If your family meets the criteria, your child may also be entitled to an additional 15-hours funded childcare during term-time only. Please see to check your child's eligibility. 

Nursery (Preschool) Admissions

Nursery (Preschool) admissions are through the school office. To arrange a visit and reserve a place, please call 0117 377 2671 or email

Nursery places are available for September 2024. To apply for a place, please contact the School Office.

The nursery (preschool) admissions policy can be found here

Nursery (Preschool) Open Evenings

We hold termly Open Evenings in our Nursery so that you can see the environment, meet the team and find out about what we can offer your child. We will post upcoming dates on this page and on the calendar when they are confirmed.  

Open evening & parent tour

Our next open evening/parent tour of the Nursery is on

  • Tuesday 27th February, 16:00-17:00
  • Thursday 7th March, 16:00-17:00

Wraparound Care

Nursery and Reception Wraparound care is run by our trusted external provider SHINE at our Merrywood site. To book a place please following the link below: