Platt Bridge Community School Nursery

Platt Bridge Nursery Play based learning at its best! 

Personal, Social & Emotional

Communication & Language



Friendships, Emotions & Behaviour 

Listening & Attention, Understanding & Speaking 

Environment, Fine & Gross Motor Skills & Self Care

Reading & Writing

Ofsted | Platt Bridge Community School Nursery (formally Platt Bridge Community Childcare)

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2-3’s and 3-4's Maintained Nursery

At Platt Bridge Community School we have a 24 places in our 2 Year Old Room for children aged 2-3 years. Some parents/carers may be entitled to 15 hours free 2 year old funding per week, term time only, for their child.

Please note that we currently offer parents sessions on either mornings, afternoons, or a full time basis (Monday to Friday) 5 day basis. We have a 60 place nursery (am, pm or full time) for children aged 3-4 years. All parents/carers of 3 year olds are entitled to 15 or 30 hours free nursery education per week, term time only, for their child.

If you choose to purchase additional sessions to extend your child’s hours there will be a charge for this service. Children who stay over the lunchtime period can purchase a cooked meal or bring a packed lunch. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate your first choice, but this may not always be possible.

The Nursery is organised across three rooms with access to a purpose built outdoor areas. The Nursery day is organised into short sessions of small group focus activities and longer periods when the children can choose from the range of activities provided both indoors and outdoors. Some of the activities that your child may access include:

  • Role play and dressing up
  • Construction and small world, e.g. farm, dinosaurs, dolls house etc.
  • Malleable materials (play dough, clay, etc.)
  • Writing area
  • Sand
  • Water
  • Table top activities, e.g. jigsaws, games, tasks to promote fine motor skills etc.
  • Book area
  • Making music

In the 3 Year Old Room children are able to move freely between the indoor and outdoor area to have the opportunity to participate in large physical play. The younger children also have daily access to their outdoor area in small groups. Therefore, all children will need to bring a coat and wear suitable shoes as much of children's learning will take place outdoors!

The children are divided into key person groups for registration, discussions and other small group activities. Each child is allocated their own key person during their induction to Nursery.

At Platt Bridge we also offer before, after school and holiday club for the children aged 2 - 11 years.


FREE Nursery Places

For more information regarding FREE eligibility nursery places for 2-4 years old, please call the centre on 01942 487999 or alternatively click here.


Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts & Design
Number & Shape, Space & Measure People & Communities, The World & Technology Media, Materials & Being Imaginative


Session Times

Help With Fees

You may be eligible for free two year old funding and all children are eligible for 15 hours free funding (Nursery Education Grant) when they turn three. Some 3 and 4 year olds will also be eligible for up to 30 hours free childcare. For further information go to

You may also be able to claim help towards childcare fees from various schemes depending on your circumstances.

Childcare Vouchers – we accept Fideliti, Computershare, Busy Bees, Co-op flexible, Sodexo and other recognised vouchers which may be provided by your employer.

Our Session Times and Fees:

 Session  Times  Cost (£)
 Breakfast Club  7.30am - 8.55am  £3.50 (breakfast included)
 Morning 3 hour session  8.55am - 11.55am  £13.50

 Lunch - (for children attending both morning and afternoon session)

 Parent provides packed lunch -

 Meal provided by Nursery -


 No charge


 Afternoon 3 hour session  12.30pm - 3.30pm  £13.50
 After School Club  3.30pm - 6.00pm  £7.50 (Tea Included)

A Note About Fees:

  • Fees are payable in advance, either weekly or monthly.
  • Payments are now accepted through Parent Pay 
  • If you have yet to receive your login details, please contact your school direct 01942 487999 to obtain these. Once you have activation login details from school please do as follows:
    • Go to
    • Go to the Account login area, top right of the ParentPay website home page
    • Click on the Activate link
    • Enter the username and password provided by your child’s school
    • Follow the onscreen instructions to activate your account and accept our terms and conditions.
  • We also accept standing orders, credit and debit cards, cheques and childcare vouchers. Please write your child’s name in the reference column of the standing order form and if paying by cheque please ensure your child’s name and the period you are paying for is mentioned on the reverse of the cheque as a reference.
  • There is no refund of fees for absence, regardless of circumstances.
  • Fees are subject to annual revision each September but may also be revised at other times with prior notice.
  • Four weeks’ notice in writing or four weeks fees in lieu of notice is required when the child will be changing days or leaving nursery.