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 Autumn Term 2021, we have a cohort of 10 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. 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
  • Learning journey recorded on “LearningBook” (accessible to parents too)
  • 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
  • Wrap-around care for children from the age of 3 years

For more information or to arrange a visit, please call us on 01538 306278 or email us at office@hortonstmichaels.co.uk.

Nursery Admissions

If you’re considering our Nursery for your child and would like to register your interest please complete an Expression of Interest form (click on the link below) and return it by email to office@hortonstmichaels.co.uk. We will be in touch in due course.

If you have any questions or would like to check availability please do get in touch on 01538 306278 or by email.

Click here for an Expression of Interest Form for admissions September 2021 - July 2022

Click here for an Expression of Interest Form for admissions September 2022 - July 2023

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.