Kimbolton Nursery Group was founded in 1980 by local parents. We are situated at Kimbolton St James’ C of E Primary School and led by a qualified and experienced Early Years Manager. The setting is supported by an established trained team of Early Years Practitioners and a small Committee of Parents. What started in 1980 as an experiment in School/Community co-operation has now become established as a most successful and popular Nursery and Pre-School.


We aim to provide a multi-cultural, happy and safe environment for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old to develop to their full potential. We believe the early childhood is the foundation for a child’s journey through life; therefore each stage of development and learning should be valued and respected in its own right. We strive to work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop and add to the life and well-being of the local community by offering children and their families a service, which promotes equality and values diversity.

The Group is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 3.30pm, term time only. It is independent of the school and attendance at the nursery and pre-school does not automatically entitle a place at the school. However, both are in very close communication with good liaison; therefore a strong ‘Early Years’ partnership has been established. As the nursery and pre-school operates within the school, it provides an excellent opportunity for introducing the children to a ‘school’ surrounding and as a result helps ease the transition to full-time education.
Currently, all children are funded for 15hrs per week the term after their 3rd birthday. Two year old funding is also available subject to eligibility.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • To provide a secure, loving and caring environment that promises learning through play.
  • To create a learning environment that offers excellent quality of care and education through a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • To treat all people with equal respect irrespective of their race, gender, disability or religion.
  • To offer support and work in partnership with parents, families and carers, recognising the valuable contribution these people make to their child’s learning.
  • To encourage each child to reach their full potential through taking part in stimulating activities that foster social interaction, communication, self-confidence and self-worth.
  • To help children develop sensitivity and respect towards others, multi-cultural awareness and a positive approach to learning.

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