About Us

Based in picturesque open countryside, conveniently located between Leek, Biddulph and Congleton, our popular governor-run Nursery for children aged 3+ opened in September 2016. As of May 2019, we have 19 Nursery children who have a variety of attendance patterns during the week, ranging from 2.5 to 32.5 hours. We are registered to offer the Government’s 15 ‘universal’ funded hours of childcare and, subject to eligibility, the 15 ‘additional’ funded hours of childcare, as well as privately paid hours.  We are open term-time (equivalent to 38 weeks per year) from 8.45am to 3.10pm, in line with the school day. For 4 year olds attending our Nursery, we also have wrap-around care provided on site by our Kipling Club (subject to separate charge).

Why choose us?

*Experience nursery in an Ofsted “outstanding” school (2012-13)

*Access to qualified & experienced teachers & teaching assistants

*Child-centred with emphasis on a positive learning experience

*Follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

*Delicious home-cooked meals freshly prepared daily in our kitchen

*Outdoor play & activities in a magical countryside setting

*Very active & successful Parents Association (parents have fun too!)

*Friendly, caring, professional & forward-thinking staff throughout

*Home from home/family atmosphere

*Excellent choice of play equipment & learning resources

*In-year admissions, subject to availability

*A variety of attendance patterns from 2.5 to 32.5 hours per week

*In-year admissions, subject to availability

What our parents say:

"My son has loved his nursery class from day one. Very  welcoming and very helpful staff. Couldn't be happier as a parent." (Rachel C, May 2019)

"My son Harvey started in Nursery in September 2017 and has loved each and every day he has spent there. Harvey is quite a quiet boy, however, when he gets home he  talks non-stop about his day and all the fun things they've done. I really do think it has helped his confidence and knowledge and he now enjoys playing in groups too. He really likes all the teachers and assistants; he says they are very kind and help him. I'm amazed as to the huge variety of activities they do in Nursery and this is evidenced via the Learning Books. Every time I walk into Nursery there just seems to be such a warm welcome and atmosphere and Harvey settles in straight away. I cannot recommend the Nursery at Horton enough and feel it is a fantastic way for children to get used to the school environment before they start full-time.  I can't wait for my daughter Lily to start Nursery in October this year, I'm sure she will love it as much as Harvey does." (Liz M, May 2019)

For more information or to arrange a visit, please call us on 01538 306278 or email us at

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