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 from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm for 50 weeks of the year. However, school is open from 7.30 am during term time, for which there is a small additional charge (£1 for every 15 minutes).  We are closed for a fortnight at Christmas and all Bank Holidays.

We have full-time and part-time places available for children aged three and four. Contact Admissions Manager Mrs Christine Phillips on 01922 624374 to discuss your needs.

Term Time Provision – 38 Weeks

From Sept 2016 – daily flat fee: £43.95 (£2,785 per term)

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.  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 4:30pm.

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 – 12 Weeks

Daily flat fee: £36.00

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 afternoon Design a model car Make a keyring Baking 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.