Our wonderful, well resourced Nursery welcomes children from 2 years old.  Nursery is run by a qualified teacher and work closely with the Reception team as well as the Early Years Leader to ensure the transition into school is a happy experience. Joining us at this early age, ensures that we get to know your children as they begin their journey at Shirley Warren and ensure your child has an excellent start to their educational life.

Children enjoy teacher led group activities, as well as free play, both inside and in the garden. Wet weather clothing is provided, so children have access to the outside all year round.  Our skilled team support our children with individual next steps and capture the children's interests to make learning fun! We provide a healthy snack and drink (milk or water) during the session and children are given their own water bottles to have throughout the day. You will need to bring a healthy packed lunch for your child.

We are also part of the Southampton Toothbrushing Scheme, where all children in Early Years brush their teeth every day (brushes and toothpaste are provided). 

When can your child join us? 

Your child can join us the term after they turn two years old. You may be eligible for free sessions or can pay.  From the term after they turn three years old, they are entitled to 15 hours free. You can set and choose your hours (subject to availability) from the following sessions:

Monday to Friday (term time only) 

Morning sessions: 9:00am - 12:00am 

Afternoon sessions 12:00pm - 15:00pm 

Full days: 9:00am - 15:00am (Please provide a healthy packed lunch.) 

Additional sessions can be booked at £16.80 per session. 

30 Hour Funding 

We are pleased to offer spaces for children who qualify for 30 hour funding. In order to check if you qualify, please check: You will then need to provide the school office with your unique code.