Early Development and Learning

Outdoor Learning

Imaginative Play

Chestnut Class

Our Nursery

Our children are unique and we aspire for them to always be the very best they can be.  Our children have fun at nursery, they spend their days sharing, talking, singing, being messy, problem solving, having fun, being playful, carefree, challenging themselves, questioning, commenting about their world and their learning.  They practice new skills, learn through play, research and adapt their learning.  They love to be adventurous and aren’t afraid to challenge themselves because, with us, they develop a strong moral, resilient character which is nurtured by our team of expert practitioners.

Attendance at nursery school gives children a valuable introduction to school, helping them to develop positive attitudes to learning and to mix easily with other children. Chestnut Nursery offers a safe, happy and stimulating environment where children can thrive, grow and have fun.

We are pleased to offer funded part and full-time nursery sessions as well as highly competitive paid sessions for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years.


We will be delighted to take you on a tour and give you the opportunity to meet our nursery team to discuss the provision.

We offer:

Free Childcare for 2 year olds

Free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Highly competitive paid sessions

Accept Childcare vouchers and Tax free childcare 

Please complete the following applications form and/or contact the academy office on 01548 852002 or email westalvington@lapsw.org

2024-25 W Alvington Nursery Admissions Policy


We pride ourselves on providing, healthy, nutritious meals that give our children all they need for healthy lives and to focus on learning (and playing) as best they can. We provide organic options where possible, along with a vegetarian/vegan/gluten free option every day.

You/your child can choose from our lunch which covers a main, with two vegetables and a pudding or choose on the day from the Deli Bar menu which provides a wide range of sandwiches, salads, pasta or pizzas. A School Dinner cost £2.60 per day, £13.00 per week and can be paid for via MCAS.

Nursery Newsletters

I am 2, I can….
jump, run, make a special friend, tell someone what I want, tell someone how I feel, explore my environment independently, listen and concentrate on things I’m interested in.  I can learn new words to expand my vocabulary, follow routines and learn to make the right choice.

I am 3, I can….
share my thoughts and ideas, build up my vocabulary using longer sentences and begin to ask questions to aid my curiosity, I can move confidently and freely. I can begin to to develop my fine motor skills and listen and join in with stories and songs.  I can begin to think about how my friends are feeling and share my toys with my friends.

I am 4, I can ...
follow simple directions, concentrate, listen and sit quietly when I need to in my learning.  I can use my developing language to explain my ideas and throughout my play. I can use my body to travel, move with skill in different ways and be able to adapt my movements when I need to.  I can use my fine motor skills to use tools and writing equipment to develop my control. I can ask for help when I need it, be patient and adapt my behaviour to different things that are happening. I have different friends and talk to them in my play.

I am ... curious, adaptable, happy and brave.  My environment and learning help me to flourish.  I learn through my mistakes, I challenge myself and I never give up.  My learning family help me to grow in my mind, body and spirit. I can achieve extraordinary things.  There is nothing that I cannot do.