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Broomhall Nursery School

Broomhall Nursery School is a local authority nursery school providing Ofsted outstanding early learning for children aged 3-5 years.


Happy children, growing and learning together, is what Broomhall Nursery has excelled in since we opened in 1930. The oldest nursery in Sheffield, we are a standalone nursery school funded by the Local Authority. Staffed exclusively by teachers educated to degree standard and level 3 qualified early years practitioners, the children here enjoy an exceptional learning through play experience.

Ofsted has rated us as “outstanding” in all areas of our provision (2014/2015 & May 2018).


Who to contact

Contact Name
Sara Gibson
Contact Position
Office Manager
0114 272 1453

Where to go

Broomhall Nursery School
Broomhall Road
South Yorkshire
S10 2DN

Contact Traveline 01709 515151 or

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm in term time
Time of day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Accessible toilet and changing facilities.
Cater for special dietary requirements
Dietary needs catered for
Lactose intolerant
Nut allergy
Gluten free
Additional dietary information
Hot lunches are provided by Sheffield City Council's school catering contract provider, Taylor Shaw at a cost of £1.75 per meal. Special diets can be catered for by arrangement.
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Hearing impairment
Cerebral Palsy
No diagnosis yet
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Additional special needs information
Recognised as an inclusive setting. "Early assessments and staff support enable children with disabilities to make the same excellent progress as other children." Ofsted 2014. Staff have undertaken a wide range of special needs training including Makaton, PECS and Intensive Interaction. The Headteacher, SENCO and keyworker plan and oversee the education programme of individual learners and differentiation is used continually. Small group work and one to one support are used as appropriate e.g. social skills groups, intensive interaction sessions, sensory room, etc.
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Additional culture/ethnicity information
Many different languages are spoken by children at Broomhall Nursery School. Those who arrive at Nursery speaking little or no English make rapid progress. "The emphasis on adults talking to children enables them very quickly to understand simple instructions, build vocabulary and link words with objects." Ofsted 2014

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.50 Per hour
After Free Early Learning hours used up - £6.50 for each additional hour or part-hour plus all wrap around care sessions e.g. breakfast, lunch and tea clubs. Employer Supported Childcare Vouchers accepted.
Age Range
3 years to 5 years
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Quiet Area
  • Catering facilities
  • Outdoor play/equipment
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Sensory Room
  • Extended Services school
  • Garden
  • Secure setting
  • ICT Facilities
  • Pets
  • Visual aids
Place Ranges

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact for details.
Date updated

Funded Early Learning

Registered to provide Funded Early Learning Places?
For 2 year olds (up to 15 hours a week)
For 3&4 year olds (up to 15 hours a week)

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00am
Tuesday 8.00am
Wednesday 8.00am
Thursday 8.00am
Friday 8.00am
IndoorOutdoor Play
Quiet Area
Catering facilities
Outdoor play/equipment
Disabled Facilities
Changing facilities
Sensory Room
Extended Services school
Secure setting
ICT Facilities
Visual aids

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer


Broomhall Nursery School is a mainstream service providing 'Outstanding' (Ofsted 2014/15 & 2018) education for children aged 3-5 years.

The building is fully accessible to all learners largely with ground floor access.  There are ramps, a wheelchair lift, disabled toilet and changing facilities and a sensory room.

The Headteacher, SENCO and keyworkers are responsible for overseeing and planning individual education programmes. Differentiation is used continually and staff are trained in the use of Makaton, PECS and intensive interaction.  Individual education and health plans are shared with teachers who have the support of teaching assistants who work with the children directly to meet their specific needs.

Contact Name
Nancy Farrow - Exec Headteacher
Contact Telephone
0114 2721453
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

General Extended Local Offer Response

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Waiting list details 

Please refer to our admissions policy on the policy page of our website..


Staffing arrangements 
Able to assist children/young people to access all activities and services
Staffing arrangements details 

Each classroom has a qualified teacher supported by Level 3 TAs in a ratio of 1:13.  In addition Level 2 TAs are employed to support the specific needs of learners with SEND on a 1:1 or small group basis as appropriate.

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

Staff are trained in the use of visual timetables which all children use, Makaton, PECS and intensive intervention.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Directly with parents/carers
Learning events
Progress updates provided
Communicating with service users details 

Parents are involved in SEN reviews on a half termly basis and parental consultations. Daily contact is provided through children's keyworkers.  Parents also receive termly newsletters about general nursery news.  For parents with English as an additional language we use staff who have additional languages as interpreters.

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