Opening & Options

Nursery life at Hydesville is exciting, happy and stimulating. We seek to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and build their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

Opening & Options

Nursery life at Hydesville is exciting, happy and stimulating. We seek to ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and build their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

Hydesville Tower Nursery is open for 49 weeks a year.  We are open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm during term-time (38 weeks). In addition we offer Fun Clubs.

During term time school is open from 7.30 am, for which there is a small additional charge (£1 for every 15 minutes).  We are closed for a fortnight at Christmas, one week at the end of the Summer holiday, all Bank Holidays and INSET training days.


Places in our Nursery for this academic year are now full.  We do have limited places available for the academic year beginning September 2019.   Looking ahead to entry to Reception for September 2020, there will be limited places for external families to join us as priority is given to our existing Nursery families.


Therefore, whether for Nursery or Reception for September 2019 or 2020, we urge you to either start an application or accept your child’s place as a matter of urgency to avoid disappointment.


Please contact Admissions Manager Mrs Christine Phillips on 01922 624374 to discuss your needs.

Term Time Provision – 38 Weeks

From Sept 2018 – £3,091 per term (£9,273 annual fee)

Includes hot lunch, a healthy afternoon snack and milk.
Breakfast and a light tea are available at an additional termly cost of £60.

Breakfast is served at 8.15 am and typically consists of cereal or toast and orange juice or flavoured milk.
A light afternoon tea is served at 4.00 pm and typically includes sandwiches, vegetable sticks, crisps, cake and squash.
Juice boxes are available at £19 per term (one serving per day).


Nursery Attendance

Attendance is expected during the Nursery teaching day (8.45 am and 3.25pm). Places are offered on a full-time basis. However, on application we may consider part-time attendance, at three days a week in the first term, for settling in purposes. This will automatically increase to full-time in subsequent terms. No allowance is made for Bank Holidays or INSET training days from pro-rata fees for any part-time children.


Free Early Years Education

15 hours – Universal Grant

All three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years education for 38 weeks a year starting from the term after the child turns three.

30 hours –  Early Years’ Funding

Eligible* parents can redeem their 30 hours’ grant with us.

* for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.  See here for more details.


Early years funding is allocated against the bill before any discount is calculated.



Our Nursery is very much a part of the school and has close links with Reception. As a result the Nursery follows the termly pattern of the school. This means that during term time the Nursery day is made up of:

TimeTitleDescription of Activities
8:00am-8:45amEarly Birds ClubEarly risers join the fun at Nursery from 8:00am. Includes breakfast at 8:15am.
8:45am-3:25pmCore Nursery DayFocus on the Early Years curriculum through a combination of structured learning and child-initiated free play. Includes mid-morning milk and hot lunch at midday.
3:25pm-6:00pmTwilight ClubContinue the fun with indoor and outdoor creative play, weather permitting. Includes tea at 4:00pm

The daily flat fee covers all of the above. Your child’s attendance at the Early Birds Club and Twilight Club are optional and fully flexible to suit your needs.

Holiday Time Provision – Fun Clubs

Our Nursery is open for a further 12 weeks outside of school term time and you can choose for your child to attend as many sessions during those weeks as is suitable for your family, which could be all, none or any number in between. Our year-round provision is designed to be flexible and fair; you only pay for what you use. This approach supports working parents and keeps little ones stimulated and entertained during long school holidays. It makes life easier for our busy Nursery mums and dads and more fun for their children. Below is a sample list of activities for a typical Nursery week during the holiday period:

MorningBaking fairy cakesPicnic and playtime in Walsall ArboretumMaking aeroplanes and tiarasTrip to the cinema and lunch at Pizza HutDecorate a garden gnome to take home
AfternoonArts & craft Disney movie afternoonDesign a model car Make a keyringBaking and decorating biscuitsFace paintingMaking fruit kebabs Treasure hunt in the garden

Children bring a packed lunch with them during holiday time, unless we are taking them out for lunch as part of the day’s activities. In these cases lunch is provided as part of the daily charge.