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"Happy times are never ending when we are playing and pretending"
15 and 30 Hour Nursery places for children aged 3 plus

William Morris Nursery

William Morris Primary School has two Nursery rooms - Poppy class and Daisy class. All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free learning and care, in an early years setting from the start of the term following their third birthday, for 38 weeks in a full year. Please note that we do not currently offer places to two year old children. Parents requiring a place for their child at William Morris, will need to complete the school's application form. Parents will be notified of the success of their application, after the application deadline date. We advise you to read our Nursery Admissions Policy, prior to applying. Children are required to wear school uniform in our Nursery, details for this can be found on our school website in our parents section.

To apply for a place at our Nursery, please complete the Nursery online application form by clicking on the following link;​ Please read the Swindon Borough Council Early Years and Childcare privacy notice when you are applying for a place in our nursery. You need to be aware of this privacy notice if you use an early years provider to claim Early Education Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and enter into an agreement when signing the form ‘Parental Declaration Form’.

We offer 15 hour Nursery places and 30 hour Nursery places, for more information on the places available and sessions times, please click on the Nursery Places and Session Times buttons below.




Age of Admission


  • ​All children will be admitted in to our nursery, the term after their third birthday.

  • For children with birthdays falling between 1st September - 31st August, the start date into our nursery class will be September, for the next academic year.

  • If spaces become available in our nursery class, we will offer an intake in January and April, for children with birthdays falling between 1st September - 31st March.

  • Children who are new to Nursery will have an induction including a home visit, stay and play session and transition visits.


To download a copy of our Nursery Handbook, please click here.


Welcome to William Morris' Nursery. Take a look at our beautiful setting...

Induction Story Time Sessions for the children starting in Nursery...

The William Morris Nursery team would love to share a story with you. They are really looking forward to welcoming you to Poppy and Daisy Class soon!






The Early Years Foundation Stage

Play underpins the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and we believe children learn best through practical, hands-on experiences and interactions with their environment. Play provides opportunities for children to consolidate and extend their skills, and supports physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

"Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors, is a key way in which young children learn with enjoyment and challenge." (EYFS)

We develop children to:

  • Be confident and independent

  • Task risks

  • Make and learn from mistakes

  • Communicate effectively with others

  • Imagine and recreate roles and experiences

The 7 Areas of Learning

The Early Years Foundation Stage is split into 7 areas of learning.

The 3 Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

Specific Areas:

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

  • Mathematics - Number and Shape, Space and Measures

  • Literacy - Reading and Writing

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