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The Early Years Centre

Swimming at Mini Mylnhurst Nursery

New for 2021, Swimming lessons for Nursery children.

The recent addition of on site swimming lessons for our Nursery children has been a huge hit with parents and children alike. Our qualified and experienced instructors from Water Merlins enjoy spending time in the water with small groups of children encouraging confidence, enjoyment and instilling pool/water safety from a young age. 


Timetable Developments and Sessions

Currently, the Nursery is excited about the phasing in of a new pattern of delivery. Child-led learning through play will continue to be at the very heart of Mylnhurst’s Nursery; our new structure will ensure that children can enjoy each of the additional enrichments to our curriculum during their time with us.

As part of this enrichment programme, our weekly timetable offers specialist music, languages and Fit Tots sessions. We are also looking to provide Swimming sessions when it is safe to do so. Our children learn about healthy choices through cookery lessons, which take place each half term. Phonics and ‘mathematics meetings’ will take place every morning.

We are delighted to announce that Chef Gareth’s delicious, home-made lunches are now going to be available for our Nursery pupils. Nutritionist approved and catering to most dietary requirements, Gareth’s lunches are available for £3.30, including a yummy main meal, dessert and fruit.

We are also expanding our provision of holiday clubs through the brilliant Camp Merlins where children can continue their enjoyment of our facilities and friendships.

Fee Structure

As part of our fee structure, the Government’s FEL funding is available, which means our hourly fees range between £6.00 and £10.50 dependent on the sessions your child attends. 

Any Questions

If you would like more information about the developments in Nursery, please write to Mr Hibbert: [email protected]


Activities on Offer

Arts & Crafts

Books & Reading







Specialist teaching staff

  • In the nursery, our children benefit from the specialist teaching in music, French and Spanish.
  • Reception Class benefit from specialist teaching in PE, Games, Music, Performing Arts, Swimming, French & Spanish.

The timetable consists of a carefully planned balance of child-initiated learning alongside adult led activities. Children are introduced to a selection of activities designed to stimulate their development and learn through play. Free flow access between the indoor and outdoor environment is available throughout the day – whatever the weather in our amazing purpose-built setting!

Preparing for Reception Class is an essential part of nursery life. As our children approach Reception age, there is a structured increase in the amount of learning and purposeful play activities, as we prepare our children for the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.