Introduction and Aims of the Nursery

Thank you for the interest you have shown in Miss Polly's Nursery. We have designed this website to provide you with helpful information regarding the professional care we offer, but this does not replace the personal touch, which we value highly.

Miss Polly's Nursery offers full and part time professional care 51 weeks of the year. We are based at The Hurst Community College, serving both the local and surrounding community. The nursery has been established since 1990 and offers places for 67 children from birth to 5 years.

Our aims:

To provide through play, a stimulating, well structured, safe, happy and supportive environment in which all children can develop to their full potential. The wide range of activities and experiences offered will enrich the overall development of each child.

We aim to provide love and security, enabling children to express their feelings and to cope with fears, anxieties and difficult experiences. We aim to encourage the development of self-confidence and self-esteem. These aims can only be realised with the full support of you the Parents, as we believe you are the prime educators of your children and we therefore need to work closely with you, welcoming you into the nursery at all times.

The Layout of Miss Polly's Nursery

The Kindergarten has been designed to offer separate facilities for:-

1. Busy Bees caters for children from 0 - 2 years.

2. Caterpillar's caters for children aged 18 months - 3 years.

3. Ladybird's, the pre-school room, caters for children aged 2½ - 5 year olds.

Each room offers a safe and secure play environment supported by caring and professional staff. The rooms have a soft welcoming approach, with carpet area and wet play areas. All toys are easily accessible and age appropriate. We offer sand, water, craft and messy play to all the children. We also benefit from an air conditioned Baby room, an enclosed adventure garden and a safe sleeping area. Other on site facilities include, gymnasium, sports field and the dance studio. Parking is available outside Miss Polly's Nursery and in the main lay-by situated on the school site.


The Kindergarten is staffed by trained professional Nursery Nurses and experienced Nursery Assistants offering high standards of quality child care to children and their families. All staff regularly attend 'Professional Update' courses to further their knowledge and understanding. All our staff hold their first aid and food hygiene certificates.

Staff Ratios

1 : 3 for 0 – 2 year olds

1 : 4 for 2 – 3 year olds

1 : 8 for 3 – 5 year olds