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The Stamford Nursery School has a Reggio Emilia inspired approach to learning, a child centered play based approach where all activities mean ‘nothing without joy’. We place high expectations on children as independent and capable learners, basing our projects on the fascinations of our pupils. Our staff are all highly trained with a number of degree level educators meaning that your child’s early year education is taken seriously.


Stamford Nursery School provides education for children aged 2-4. Caring and committed staff offer children experiences rich in excitement and discovery, in a happy and safe environment. It is also the first step into the Endowed Schools family and facilitates a smooth transition to the Junior School.

When we demonstrate to children that their interests and questions are listened to, acknowledged and directly engaged with, children believe in themselves. They learn to know that their thinking and contributions are valued.  This must form a solid and firm foundation for building positive mental health as well as preparation for the 21st century.  These children will, without doubt, require the confidence to voice independent thought, embrace intellectual curiosity and critical thought in order to successfully navigate what lies ahead of them.  Here at Stamford we aspire to give our pupils all the tools, experience and encouragement they need to do just that.

Our Day

We are open for 50 weeks of the year, with no retainer fee during half terms and holidays (following SJS school holidays).


Open on an extended day from 07:45 to 18:00 term time and 08:00 to 18:00 during the school holidays. For those using universal funded sessions for 3-year olds they can be claimed between 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 16:00

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The Nursery School embraces the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) approach to learning. This is a principle-led, child-centered and play-based framework. Getting to know our children as individuals, ensures a tailored learning experience drawing on needs and fascinations.

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The purpose-built facility occupies a peaceful, wooded area in the grounds of Stamford Junior School, and is accessible from the Cattle Market car park, just a couple of minutes from the Meadows and Stamford’s train station.


The wealth of facilities – including its own kitchen, a large outdoor play area and garden, two large rooms for the different age groups (which can be opened out into one via a collapsible wall) and ICT equipment – make the nursery the first choice in Stamford for many families.



One of the tremendous benefits of our Nursery School is the opportunity to progress into our Reception Class and then continue on an educational journey through the Stamford Endowed Schools family.

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Don't just take our word for it...

It’s just such an inspiring environment, with extremely caring staff – I leave with complete peace of mind after every drop off.

Past Parent Stamford Nursery School

It’s great to know that Alice has had a healthy meal and plenty of fruit during the day – it makes tea time that bit easier.

Past Parent Stamford Nursery School

When I first entered the nursery, I could tell it was just the place; warm, welcoming and fun – just what I was looking for

Past Parent Stamford Nursery School

What's on

12Jun 2020

CANCELLED – OS Reunion Weekend

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05Aug 2020

City Drinks

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11Nov 2020

London Dinner

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