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Unfortunately the nursery is closed at present. We look forward to re-opening when it is safe to do so. Children that attend our nursery and have parents working in key industries can continue to send their child to school as normal. CLICK HERE

Altering Nursery Sessions in September 2020 for children that already attend nursery


Children that have attended Nursery during school year 2019/2020 and would like to alter their sessions in September 2020 are invited to do so. 

As the majority of our nursery children move into reception in September 2020 new sessions become available and we are often able to offer different sessions to families that would like to alter their sessions. 

If your child is already at our nursery and is continuing in nursery in September 2020 you can request different sessions by completing this online form. CLICK HERE. 


We will let you know during May 2020 if we are able to offer the different sessions you have requested as per our nursery admissions policy. 

September 2020 new admissions and applications


Applications have closed for September 2020. If you would like to make a late application please complete the form below and send it into school as soon as possible. 

We will be contacting all of the parents who have made an application to start Nursery in September 2020 during May 2020 letting you know about what sessions your child will be able to attend. 


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


To help you with your applications we invite you to come and bring your child to our nursery and have a look at it 'in action' with Mr. Averis. Please ring the school and speak to Mrs. Howis or Mrs. Simpson  to book an appointment on one of the monthly tours below. You are welcome to bring your child with you. As well as looking at the nursery we will also spend time looking at the rest of our school. 


Wednesday 26th February 2020 - 9.30am

Friday 27th March 2020 - 9.30am

Wednesday 29th April 2020 - 9.30am - cancelled due to COVID19

Thursday 21st May 2020 - 9.30am




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.