Standish St. Wilfrid's CE Primary School Nursery

School nursery based at St Wilfrid's CE Primary School in Standish.

The Nursery is divided into areas which each have a specific focus. These include: role play, creative area, music area, maths area and ICT. The children access these according to their own interests and staff support them through free and structured play activities. Our staff engage with the children in small groups and individually, and use every opportunity to encourage development.

Our Nursery is well-resourced with new outdoor equipment to help build strong bodies, develop balance, movement, riding and ball skills. The children have access to their own playground area where they may ride bikes and play games, learn to hop, skip, make marks and remember sequences of movement through play. Our soft-surfaced outdoor area is equipped with a range of resources including a climbing frame, play house and places to dig and create. Children learn to choose tools to carry out their own plans in the sand pit and raised beds. With this in mind, please ensure that your child comes to Nursery with suitable outdoor clothes, as we go outside in all weathers.

The Nursery team will work to build a secure relationship with your child through communication, shared and guided play and experiences. The nursery team will become familiar with your child’s interests and stage of development and will work with them to extend their learning. Where additional support might help your child, the nursery team will discuss with you referrals to speech and language, the Early Years Child Care Team and other outside agencies, who we work closely with.

At St. Wilfrid’s, we believe in the importance of parental partnerships with school. We aim to keep you informed about what your child is doing and offer lots of opportunities for you to become involved. We use Purple Mash for children to access home learning through our Nursery Blog and we are available at the end of the day to share information that is important to your child’s wellbeing and learning. We have a parents’ noticeboard to keep you informed of nursery news and events. We also suggest weekly practical ideas to help your child at home which are linked to our weekly activities in Nursery. Nursery Newsletters are sent home electronically at the beginning of each term. We aim to keep parents and carers as well informed as possible and staff are available to speak to at the beginning and end of every session.

Children attend our Nursery on a full or part-time basis. Currently, the universal entitlement for all children is 15 hours. However, we offer an additional 15 hours extended entitlement to parents and carers who are eligible for 30 hours Nursery Provision.

Each session begins with self-registration and play activities. The children then move on to more focused teaching time with our staff. Within each session, children are involved in a wide range of developmental activities including Literacy, Maths, Dance, Drama, P.E, Music or ICT. You may also wish your child to attend our wraparound care sessions available in our before and after school Kidzklub.

In January 2022, Ofsted judged the school to be Outstanding in all areas. We are very proud of this and the significant achievements of all our children. During January 2018, we had an extremely successful SIAMs inspection, which was also judged to be outstanding in all areas. We have been successful in achieving a range of awards and accreditations. In 2016, we were proud to be shortlisted for ‘Primary School of the Year’ in the Greater Manchester Regional Schools’ Awards.

Please click the link to view our latest Ofsted Report.

Who to Contact

Contact Name
Mrs Cooper / Mrs Flynn
Contact Position
Admin assistants
01257 423992 01257 423992 01257 423714 01257 423714
Standish St. Wilfrid's CE Primary School
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Where To Go

Standish St. Wilfrid's CE Primary School
Rectory Lane
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Optional paid top up is available in addition to the free entitlement.

Inclusion Information

Has wheelchair access

Childcare Information

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday, term-time only 8:45am 3:15pm
ICT Facilities
Accessible Parking
Healthy Eating
Outdoor Playspace
When is childcare available?
Term time only


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