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Husthwaite CE Primary School & Apple Tree NurseryHusthwaite CE Primary School & Apple Tree Nursery

Apple Tree Nursery

Husthwaite CE Primary School caters for children aged 3-11 years through the provision of a nursery class.  The nursery is run alongside our Foundation Stage class which also includes reception children.

We are the only provider in the locality which offers nursery education in a state school, led by a qualified teacher who is also our Foundation Stage Manager.   All nursery staff hold level 3 or above qualifications relating to children’s education and development.


Children are welcome to attend our nursery from the term after they turn 3 years old which is in line with their entitlement to early years funding (currently 15 hours per week).  However, we also accept ‘Rising 3’ children as part of our paid provision.  These children attend our nursery for one or two sessions per week from the start of the term in which they turn 3 years of age as a transition to becoming a nursery child.


We offer flexible nursery sessions – morning, afternoon, or full day options are available.  A lunch club allows full day attendance and currently costs £2.50 per day (and a school lunch can be provided for £2.10 per day).  There is also the possibility of accessing nursery sessions above the free 15 hour entitlement and these can be purchased at a current price of £12.50 per session dependent upon availability. Please take a look at our Foundation Stage Brochure and enquire at the school office for further details.

 Apple Tree BenchApple Tree Bench


Session times are:


Morning – 8.45-11.45 am

Afternoon – 12.30-3.30pm

Lunch club: 11.45-12.30pm

If you would like your child to be put on our waiting list for nursery, an application form can be downloaded here.   Completed application forms should be returned to the school office. 

You will also receive dates of our free monthly toddler drop-in sessions which all toddlers are welcome to attend.

The monthly toddler sessions are open to all parents/carers and their pre-school age children where they are welcome to join our foundation class for a morning of soft play, crafts and storytime.  This is a free session and an ideal opportunity to meet other parents and children and sample a glimpse of nursery and school life.

“Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage.  They settle quickly into classroom routines because of the strong relationships and wide range of interesting activities both in and out of doors”  Ofsted 2013