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Lower Meadow Primary Academy (Nursery)

Lower Meadow Primary Academy Nursery caters for children from 2-5 years. There are 30 places available in each session. Children are admitted to Lower Meadow from the term in which they are 3 (Rising 3). We offer both 15 hour FEL and 30 hour FEL funded places. Children can attend either morning or afternoon sessions, or attend full days.


Lower Meadow Primary Academy caters for pupils from 2-11 years old. Children can join our Nursery from the term in which they have their third birthday.

The Nursery is located within our Foundation Unit. Both the Nursery and Reception children work within the Unit however they have their own dedicated teaching spaces.

We offer either morning or afternoon sessions or full days for Nursery pupils. We will try our best to accomodate your needs. We offer both 15 hour FEL and 30 hour FEL places.

Children are taught in Nursery by our Nursery teacher and a number of teaching assistants. Our staff are very nurturing and they carefully plan learning to meet individual needs. There is a strong focus on developing speaking and listening skills and helping childfren to develop friendships and play co-operatively with other children.

Children can access both our indoor and outdoor and provision and during each session they are provided with a healthy snack.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Rachel Bagshaw
Contact Position
School Business Manager
0114 237 2700

Where to go

Lower Meadow Primary Academy
Batemoor Road
South Yorkshire
S8 8EE

Lower Meadow is situated in the south west of Sheffield, close to the Derbyshire border. It serves the areas of Batemoor, Jordanthorpe and Lowedges however we also admit children from outside our catchment area and from across the city within our Hearing Impaired Unit.

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.15pm, term time only.
Time of day
Session Information
Morning session 8.30am-11.30am Afternoon session 12.15pm-3.15pm

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
Accessible toilet.
Cater for special dietary requirements
Additional dietary information
Can cater for special diets.
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Hearing impairment
Additional special needs information
Integrated Resource Unit for hearing impaired children.
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Additional culture/ethnicity information
We are an inclusive school and celebrate different cultures and faiths.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Additional hours are charged at £5 per hour Per hour
£1.00 per week voluntary contribution for snacks.
Age Range
2 years to 5 years
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Schools
  • Changing facilities
  • Garden
  • Secure setting
  • Outdoor play/equipment
  • Visual aids

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
A few vacancies available, contact the nursery for more information.
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 8.30am 11.30am
Monday 12.15pm 3.15pm
Tuesday 8.30am 11.30am
Tuesday 12.15pm 3.15pm
Wednesday 8.30am 11.30am
Wednesday 12.15pm 3.15pm
Thursday 8.30am 11.30am
Thursday 12.15pm 3.15pm
Friday 8.30am 11.30am
Friday 12.15pm 3.15pm
IndoorOutdoor Play
Changing facilities
Secure setting
Outdoor play/equipment
Visual aids

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer


At Lower Meadow, we aim to meet the needs of all of our pupils. Experienced staff have accessed a range of training to support them in meeting a range of special needs. The Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) liaises with both parents and the class teacher to ensure that appropriate provision is in place for the pupils. The SENCO also liaises with outside agencies such as Early Years Inclusion and Speech and Language Therapy and sets up termly review meetings with parents.

Contact Name
Mrs Sara Bamford (SENCO)
Contact Telephone
0114 2372700
Contact Email
Lower Meadow Primary Academy Astrea Academy Trust
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

Pupils with a hearing impairment and an EHCP can apply through the SEN department within the local authority.

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Waiting list details 

The school maintains a waiting list for Nursery pupils.

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

Staff within our Nursery provide a safe and nurturing environment for our pupils.

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

Staff are very experienced and have a variety of qualifications. The Nursery is led by a qualified teacher and she is supported by qualified teaching assistants.

Staff have regular training to ensure that they have appropriate skills and knowledge to meet the needs of our pupils. This includes training from the Speech Therapy service and the Autism Team.

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

We recognise the importance of building positive relationships with parents and carers and  keeping them informed of how their child is progressing. 

Parents are encouraged to talk to staff in Nursery informally, at the beginning or end of a session, or by appointment. We also hold termly parents evenings todiscuss your child's progress.

A variety of workshops are planned during the term to show parents what the childfren are learning in Nursery. 

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