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Little Beacons Nursery

Little Beacons is an inspiring and nurturing educational nursery at The Beacon for boys aged 3 to 4 years.

Based within our wonderfully spacious Early Years setting – the Oakway Building – our Little Beacons take their first steps on their educational journey, supported and encouraged throughout by our dedicated Nursery team. Please click here to enjoy our school virtual tour, which showcases our inspiring Oakway setting.

At Little Beacons Nursery, it is our aim that every boy develops a love and curiosity for learning while feeling happy, safe and secure.

We are delighted to welcome boys aged 2-4 to join our Nursery and Reception classes on Tuesday 21 May. To book a place, click here.

Please click here for our full Little Beacons Nursery Prospectus.  Our video below gives a snapshot of Little Beacons:

Registering for Little Beacons Nursery

If you would like to register your son for our Little Beacons Nursery, we recommend early registration as places are limited. Please click here to fill in our online registration form and our Registrar, Marie Papa, will be in touch to arrange a tour.

Alternatively, please do contact Marie on or call on 01494 432764.

Outstanding Child-centred Education

Our Little Beacon boys learn through active independent and adult-led play, investigation and exploration. Due to our high staff to pupil ratio, we are able to respond to the individual interests and learning needs of your son and to tailor an individualised education to inspire him.

Our boys benefit from having a fully-qualified teacher and teaching assistants as part of our caring Nursery staff. As well as enjoying free-flow, play-led experiences, our Little Beacons are also introduced, via structured, adult-led sessions, to modern foreign languages, numbers, shapes, measuring and Phonics, as well as to exciting Cooking, Art, Library, Topic and Outdoor Learning activities.

Little Beacon boys also enjoy lessons in PE, Swimming (in our indoor pool), French, Music and Singing, all with specialised teaching staff.

Please click here for more information about the seven areas of learning and development that our Little Beacon and Reception boys follow through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Little Beacons Nursery Hours & Sessions

Little Beacons Nursery is open Monday to Friday during The Beacon School term times. Please click here for current term dates.

Boys can join Little Beacons Nursery the year before they start Reception. The minimum sessions from the Autumn Term will be five morning sessions, increasing to seven sessions by the Spring Term and a minimum of eight sessions in the Summer Term so that our Little Beacons are fully prepared for Reception. Please do get in touch to discuss the best sessions to suit your son.

Little Beacons Nursery Fees

Please click here for The Beacon’s full Fee Information. Fees are reviewed annually.

Fees include all pre-booked Stay and Play sessions from the end of the school day until 16:30.

The Beacon accepts childcare vouchers from accredited companies and Tax-Free Childcare as full or part payment of the Little Beacons Nursery fees. We are not registered for the Early Years Government Funding. Breakfast Club and Late Stay wrap-around care is available for all Little Beacons from 07:30 until 18:00 and is booked separately.

We look forward to welcoming your sons to the Little Beacons Nursery as they start their exciting educational journey at The Beacon.

Please do contact our Registrar if you have any questions – or call on 01494 433654.

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Open Morning – Friday 10 May 2024

We are warmly welcoming visitors to our Open Morning on Friday 10 May – click here to book.

For families with boys aged 2-4, we are hosting Stay & Play sessions on Tuesday 21 May – click here to book.

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ISI Inspection 2022

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