Our Nursery

Lanercost C of E Primary School Nursery provides high quality care and education for children from 3 years old underpinned by the School’s vision ‘Care, Believe, Achieve.’

We offer:  

  • a friendly and nurturing environment;
  • well qualified and experienced Early Years Practitioners, who are passionate about providing every child with the best possible start in life;
  • stimulating and challenging learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors in our excellent facilities, including our Woodland School;
  • the chance for children to lead and evaluate their own learning through access to our carefully facilitated and well-resourced continuous provision;
  • high quality adult-led focused activities and teaching that ensures all children make excellent progress in phonics, reading, writing and maths - so they are ready for the challenges of the transition from Nursery into Reception;
  • a safe space for all children to develop socially, emotionally and spiritually through our shared values and caring ethos;
  • the chance to be an integral part of our wider school community through shared learning, visits, collective worship, mealtimes and playtimes, which enables our Nursery children to develop a strong sense of belonging;
  • a strong partnership between school and home where all children and their   families are valued, respected, and treated as individuals.


We are open all day Monday to Thursday, and Friday morning, term time only. 

  • Morning sessions run from 8.50 a.m. to 11.50 a.m.
  • Afternoon sessions run from 12.55 p.m. to 3.25 p.m. 
  • Many of our children opt to stay for full days, in which case there is a ‘lunchtime wrap around’ cost of £4.00 with the option of either a school meal at £2.75, or a packed lunch from home.

Places are available using your child’s ‘Free Entitlement’ of 15 hours per week (Government funding) and we can provide additional hours for children either through the extended ‘30 hours free entitlement’ (Government funding for those families who are eligible) or through parents paying for additional sessions (cost of £4.00 per hour). 

  • Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 December 2016 can receive their free 15 hours a week from January 2020.
  • Children born between 1 January 2017 and 31 March 2017 can receive their free 15 hours a week from April 2020.
  • Children born between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2018 can receive their free 15 hours a week from September 2020.

For more information on 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year old children visit: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.  

Please contact the office to arrange a visit to see for yourself what our school has to offer:
016977 2702 or admin@lanercost.cumbria.sch.uk