The Nursery 

Our Nursery is the very first step into the Twyford education and sets the scene for our youngest pupils to thrive during their most precious early years. We have two Nursery classes, Little Acorns for our 2-3 year olds and Oaks for our 3-4 year olds. Our Nursery pupils are powerful learners, where their experience and sense of feeling loved and cared for is at the heart of how we operate.


Our Nursery setting is rich in language, active learning, exploration, creativity and child-initiated play. Pupils are encouraged to think critically, develop their independence and celebrate the tiny steps as well as the giant leaps. Each class has their own free flow Nursery garden enabling all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage to be accessed inside and out.

Our Nursery pupils have access to the excellent resources shared by the rest of the Pre-Prep and participate in a wealth of activities including cookery, Forest School, Ballet, Music and Swimming (Oak Class). Each day is full of exciting opportunities, yet there is still time for a little lunch time snooze to recharge those batteries.

The Twyford Nursery has a strong and respectful partnership with parents, nurturing a shared experience to achieve the best for every child. We will support you in toilet training your child whilst they are in School and each day begins and ends with a thorough handover with your child’s key person.


The Nursery day correlates with the rest of the Pre-Prep and Prep school, so we are able to offer wrap around care before the school days starts (8.00am – 8.45am) and once the school day ends (4.00pm – 6.00pm). Nursery pupils staying until 6.00pm are also given a warm supper so they are ready for their bedtime routine once they arrive home. Collection times are flexible and will depend on whether the child is just attending the morning session, staying for lunch or attending a full day.

In Little Acorns, a minimum of two sessions per week is required.

In Oaks, a minimum of four sessions per week is required.

Early Years (EY) funding is available in the Nursery, from the term after a child turns three.  Parents will be eligible to use up to 15 hours EY funding during the afternoon sessions, term time only, if your child attends Nursery for morning and lunch the same day. If the full 15 free hours are not used at Twyford School during the term, then parents can use the additional EY funding hours at other establishments. Please note that EY funding ceases when a pupil moves up to Reception.

Nursery School Day

Time Activity
8.00/8.45am – 11.45am Morning session
8.00/8.45am – 12.45pm Morning session with lunch
8.00/8.45am – 4.00pm Full Day


After School

Time Activity
4.00pm -5.00pm Woodpeckers
5.00pm – 6.00pm Supper Club

Nursery Fee Documents