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StamfordhamPrimary School

‘Learning, Caring and Achieving Together’
‘Learning, Caring and Achieving Together’

Early Years

Welcome to our early years!

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our early years provision. We believe it is a truly exceptional place for young children to learn and develop in a safe, caring environment.

On this page, you’ll discover more about our nursery and our provision. If you have already decided that you’d like your child to attend our nursery, please contact us - we'd love to hear from you.


The first steps in education are important for every child. At the Stamfordham Primary, we introduce children to the world of education through fun and engaging activities. We focus on the individual needs of each child and help them to develop the foundational skills that are so crucial in early years learning.


Our preschool is located on the site of our wonderful primary school, which ensures young children become familiar with the atmosphere of a school and spending time near older children. We’ve found this to be highly beneficial for children who progress from our nursery to our primary school, as they settle in quickly to familiar surroundings.


Our provision

The preschool provision is available for 2 to 4 year-olds and provided by a team of experienced carers and educators.

Early Years lead and Reception class teacher: Claire Tait

Preschool lead: Kirsty Mclean

Preschool staff team: Devon Black, Nora McSherry and Sally Browell


With development at the heart of our nursery provision, we follow the early years foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum that focuses on inclusivity, growth, and furthering the foundational skills that every child needs.


Complementing our curriculum are our fantastic facilities and resources. We understand that establishing an environment conducive to learning gives children the best chance to develop and progress. The SPS early years offers children a wide range of top-class facilities, including a garden space, where children learn in an outdoor environment. We believe parents are the first and most important educators of their young children.


The preschool is a full day-care facility, including breakfast from 7.45am and after school club until 5.30pm.


Funding for children

At the SPS preschool, we are delighted to be able to offer free education and childcare for 2 year-olds and 30 hours’ free childcare to the parents of 3 and 4 year olds. We understand the financial impact nursery can have on families, so we are pleased that the parents of children attending our nursery have access to support funding.


The funding is provided by the government. To secure the funding for your child, visit the government website. 


Discover more about our early years

We can’t wait to welcome you and your child into our early years! If you’d like to find out more or discuss your child’s attendance, please call our main school office on 01661 886358 or contact us via email at


Admissions to Preschool

If you would like to apply for your child to attend our preschool please read the admissions arrangements below.

Admissions to Reception Class


Admissions to our Reception class are administered by Northumberland City Council. Their Admissions Policy can be found at the link below.