About Our Nursery

If your child is born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, they will be able to start at our Nursery in September 2024. To apply for a nursery place for your child, please complete the online form on the link below.

Knutsford Primary Academy has been rated Good by Ofsted and offers a bright and engaging environment for your child to develop their Early-Years skills.

We have an experienced Early-Years team who support the children with their individual needs, helping to prepare them for a smooth and happy transition into Reception and beyond.

Why choose our Nursery?

  • Experienced Early-Years team
  • Good Ofsted Rating
  • Outdoor area for learning and sensory play

Book a Nursery Visit

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact the School Office – admin@knutsfordprimaryacademy.org.uk or 01923466020

When can your child join our Nursery?

We have a new Nursery intake at the start of every school year. Applications for Nursery places for September 2024 open on Monday 13th November 2023. The deadline for Nursery applications is Friday, 1st March 2024. We aim to email out offers of nursery places on Monday, 11 March 2024.

If your child is 3+ and you would like them to start nursery mid-year, please get in contact as we sometimes have places available throughout the school year. Please e-mail our office team for further information on admin@knutsfordprimaryacademy.org.uk.

Nursery Timings

The nursery at Knutsford Primary Academy offers the 15 hours free childcare scheme and is available for the below hours during term-time.

15 hours per weekMon – Fri8.50-11.50amNo lunch

Admissions Arrangements

Please see details about our Nursery Arrangements below.

Virtual Tour

Meet our Early Years Team

Our Nursery Teacher

Mrs Sharp, Nursery Teacher

My name is Mrs Sharp and I am the Nursery Teacher at Knutsford Primary Academy. I have worked at Knutsford for just over two years, however I have worked with children in many different settings for 40 years. I really enjoy seeing the children grow and develop their learning and do this by knowing them as individuals and finding out about their love of learning.

A typical morning in Nursery

8.50amChildren arrive, self register and then go to their busy fingers activity
9.00amChildren join together on the carpet for a welcome session/circle time
9.15amChildren take part in small group activities and then play and learn in both the indoor and outdoor environments. Snack is available
9.30amThe children split into small groups for phonics based activities
11.15amThe children gather together for a story or sing songs and rhymes
11.50amDoors open for home time

I really like playing with all my friends”

I like all the toys we play with”

Our EYFS Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the name we give to the two years a child is in the nursery and reception classes. These classes follow a statutory curriculum called the EYFS Framework. Teachers have created a curriculum based upon the principles of this framework and also follow the children’s interests and next steps in development when planning the  curriculum and learning opportunities for the children. Practitioners carefully plan stimulating, exciting and practical play based learning experiences for the children. These may be as a whole class, in a small group or as part of child initiated play when the children can freely explore and engage in their indoor and outdoor environments, selecting their own resources to facilitate their own play and learning experiences. 

These take place in the classroom or outside. The framework covers the areas of learning and development which shapes the activities and experiences that children have in our early years setting. The seven areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • maths
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design.