Spring is always an exciting term in nursery as the season slowly changes from winter.

We are hoping for some snow (sorry - just a little) as our theme, based around Julia Donaldson's Snail and the Whale, will take us off to the Antarctic for a short time!

The pictures below, from 2019,  show some of the things we look forward to sharing again.

When you are out and about with your children, look out for signs of new growth and small signals that spring is on the way.

Listen to the birds, put food out for them in your garden, check branches of trees for buds and watch for signs of daffodils and spring flowers peeping through the soil.



Tonacliffe School Nursery

Tonacliffe nursery offers teacher-led nursery education for your child.

Our setting prepares children for school and supports a smooth transition into reception classes.

Learning takes place naturally through a careful balance of play and structured activities in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

“In the Nursery and Reception classes, outstanding teamwork from teachers and teaching assistants coupled with accurate assessments of what children need to do to propel them to the next stages, result in rapid gains in learning” (Ofsted:2013).

Your child can attend for 5 mornings or 5 afternoons and receive 15 hours of free nursery education each week and they can start in the term following their 3rd birthday.

Are you eligible for 30 hours of free childcare?

Although we are only able to offer 15 hours per week within our nursery, did you know that you can use the other 15 hours at a different setting, including childminders and private nurseries? Some providers may even be able to offer transport for your child between our nursery and their setting.

If you would like to find out more or arrange a visit to see for yourself, please contact us.

Tonacliffe Primary School,
Whitworth, Rochdale,
Lancs OL12 8SS
Telephone: 01706 344609
E-mail: Headteacher Mrs Joanne B Heap.

The Robinwood meeting for parents will be held on Wednesay 22nd January at 5:30pm.