Nursery and Startots

Play, grow and explore together

Welcome to St. Michael’s Nursery, Bodenham.

We are committed to promoting the welfare of children and we aim to provide a safe, secure, stimulating and enabling environment, which will enhance the development and education of your child as we work in partnership with you – their parents and carers. Emphasis is placed on caring for each child as a unique individual and we work within a framework that ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.

We strive to create a cheerful, happy atmosphere with well qualified and attentive staff and plenty of opportunities for each child to follow their interests. By supporting them to become immersed in first hand experiences, which both challenge and consolidate their knowledge and understanding, we positively promote how young children learn.

Through quality and purposeful play-based learning experiences, we follow the curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage, enabling each child’s learning and development to progress at their own rate whilst having lots of fun!

Our approach aims to promote a positive disposition to all future learning and, combined with our close links with the rest of the school, we are confident that we offer a smooth transition into full-time education for the children entrusted to our care.

We currently offer the following:

Nursery sessions (either 9.00am to 1.00pm or 9.00am to 3.30pm) for 2 to 4 year olds, during Term-time only. Children may attend from the date of their second birthday.

Open Times Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Start 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am
Finish 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm 3.30pm

Please note: These are the current opening times (as at March 2021) and session times for the Nursery but the Governor’s reserve the right to increase, or close, available sessions, subject to demand.

For further information or to arrange a visit: please telephone the school office, 01568 797241, and ask for Alison Jackson, our Nursery Manager.

Useful Links

Follow the links below for useful information from the Herefordshire Council website:


Having fun, inside and outside, at Nursery:


Quality Care and Education for Your Little Ones


Startots is a fun, relaxed group for parents, carers or grandparents to bring children from 0-4 years.

Pop along any time between 10.00 and 11.30am every Friday morning (term time) at St Michael’s School, Bodenham. Now held in the school's main hall.

We have weekly themes/activities with a story time, squash and snack too. Tea/coffee for the grown-ups as well. £1 per child (under 6 months free).

Any questions, please call Laura 07966 960708 or Maren 07792 090157.