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Little Beacons Nursery

We are excited to confirm that, from September 2021, The Beacon will be opening Little Beacons; an inspiring and nurturing educational nursery for boys aged 3 to 4 years.

Based within our wonderfully spacious Early Years setting – the Oakway Building – our Little Beacons will 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.

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 Admissions Director, Pippa Pearson, will be in touch to arrange a socially-distanced tour.

Alternatively, please do contact Pippa on admissions@beaconschool.co.uk or call on 01494 432764.

Outstanding Child-centred Education

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

Our boys will benefit from having a fully-qualified Teacher and Teaching Assistant as part of our caring Nursery staff. As well as enjoying free-flow, play-led experiences, our Little Beacons will also be 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 will also enjoy lessons in PE, Swimming (in our indoor pool), Music and Movement 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 will be 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.

The Beacon accepts childcare vouchers from accredited companies 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 Admissions Director, Pippa Pearson, if you have any questions – admissions@beaconschool.co.uk or call on 01494 433654.

Open Morning – Saturday 25 September

You are warmly invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 25 September from 09:00 to 12:00.

Please click here to pre-book an appointment for a tour of our inspiring School at 09:00, 10:00 or 11:00.

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent reviews from Muddy Stilettos & The Good Schools Guide.