Welcome to Steeple Cove

Our fabulous Nursery by the sea!

Our children are unique and we aspire for them to always be the very best they can be.  We have fun here in Steeple Cove, 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 practise 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.

A little introduction to Nursery and life in Steeple Cove…

Please take a look at these handy overviews which will give you an insight into our EYFS curriculum and life as a Nursery child here in Steeple Cove.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Learning to soar!

Our children in Steeple Cove learn to soar in all that they do.  We live by our academy’s Christian values: Forgiveness, Honesty, Love, Respect, Service and Thankfulness.

The school’s values lie at the heart of how they, as a community coming together, empower children to aspire to excellence in their learning. At the root of these values is an understanding that education is concerned with transforming children’s lives.

SIAMS Inspection – November 2017

Joining our Nursery

Attendance at nursery gives children a valuable introduction to school, helping them to develop positive attitudes to learning and to mix easily with other children. Steeple Cove 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

We offer highly competitive paid sessions, as well as accepting Childcare vouchers and Tax free childcare 

Please complete the following applications form and/or contact the academy office on 01548 560494 or email thurlestone@lapsw.org


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.