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St. John's nursery - information for parents and carers


This page has all the factual information parents and families may need to help them find out about our nursery, which we hope is especially useful if you are considering enrolling your child with us. We also have a fun class page where Miss Lemon, our nursery teacher, posts pictures and up to date information about what is happening in the nursery. CLICK HERE. This class page is intended to be for families that already have children enrolled with us and want to find out about what we do very day.


To help get your child ready for nursery we have published this parent guide to children's learning and development. We also have our nursery prospectus, below, to inform parents of what our nursery is all about.

Nursery admissions


If you would like your child to join our nursery you will need to apply for a place. Below you will find links to our nursery admissions policy and blank application forms. Applications can be made for starting nursery up to three years in advance. 


Application forms can be submitted by

  • post - Nursery admissions, St. John's CE Primary School, Laund Nook, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1GY
  • email -
  • hand delivered to the school office


To help work out when your child can potentially join us we have also included a document below called 'When can your child join us?' This table shows the date your child will be able to join us depending on their date of birth. Applications can be made up to two years in advance of starting.


Open sessions for you to come and see our nursery to help with applications


Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we have had to cancel all of our monthly open sessions for you and your child. Please watch this space, and we will share when we are able to begin them again. to help parents that can't come into school we have produced a short vidoe to give you a brief idea of what St. John's is like. The first part is filmed in the nursery. 

Welcome to St. John's

To help parents that can't come and visit our school at present we have made this short video to give you an idea of life at our wonderful school.

Our nursery application form is below. Other nursery policies including our Admission, EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Intimate care and Food and Drink policy are found in the policies and paperwork section of this website.

Once you child is coming to our nursery you may want to increase the number of sessions or alter the times of the sessions that they attend. We will always try to accommodate these requests but all changes are subject to availability of places and school resources. We will also have to consider future applications for places that have been made with regards to our admissions policy.

Please complete and return the request form below to let us know of any changes you would like to make.

Contact form for all enquiries regarding St. John's Nursery

Please use this contact form to get in touch with the school with any questions or comments regarding the nursery unit.