North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

The Nursery

Rose Court Nursery

Good early years education from age three can help to significantly boost a child’s development. Rose Court Nursery offers an exceptional nursery education for 3-year-old boys and girls before they progress to the reception year.

We offer four Nursery options (term-time only):

  1. Full-time          Mon – Fri                                                       8.40am – 3.20pm
  2. Mornings         Mon – Fri                                                       8.40am – 1.25pm
  3. 3 days               Mon – Wed                                                    8.40am – 3.20pm
  4. 4 days               Mon – Wed plus either Thur or Fri          8.40am – 3.20pm

Wraparound care is available from 7.20am to 6.00pm for an additional cost.

A unique nursery environment with specialist facilities

Rose Court prides itself on being an educational nursery and not a typical day care provider.  The Nursery offers a challenging and stimulating educational programme which forms an essential part of the foundation stage and prepares children for Reception. Nursery has its own dedicated building but pupils benefit from the outstanding facilities of the pre-prep school which include a library, music room and dance and drama studio. Nursery children love being part of the wider Rose Court community taking part in celebrations and other activities. This also ensures a smooth transition into the reception year.

The Nursery also has its own outdoor play area with a gazebo, climbing frames and areas specially designed for three year olds.

Learning through play

Rose Court Nursery is led by hugely knowledgeable staff with a dedicated teacher allocated to each class supported by teaching assistants.  With an excellent staff ratio the strengths of  individual pupils are recognised and nurtured from day one. Children enjoy using all the areas of provision and working with staff on structured activities. This takes place in small groups and also on an individual basis. The areas of provision are all carefully planned to maximise learning opportunities.

Research has proved that young children are more receptive earlier in the day and with this in mind, mornings in the Nursery focus on structured activities to promote literacy, numeracy and creative thinking with afternoons dedicated to a carousel of activities where children enjoy child-initiated learning, the arts and being outside.

Individual profiles and year books are kept for each child and we work closely with parents to develop these. Parents are regularly invited to contribute to these special records and to share their knowledge with us, as they know their children better than anyone!


Children eat lunch in the dedicated Nursery Café, a quiet and relaxed area of Nursery where they feel comfortable and secure. They are encouraged to have good table manners and to enjoy this sociable meal time. Towards the end of the Nursery year, they will visit the main school dining hall in preparation for Reception.

“We are happy that we made the decision to send Olivia to Nursery, as opposed to waiting until Reception. We have witnessed a great deal of development, socially, emotionally and academically.”

Parents of Olivia, Nursery

Or, if you prefer to chat with someone please call our admissions team on 0113 229 1552