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Loxley Nursery Forest School

We are an 'Outstanding' Forest School nursery situated on the ground of the Loxley Primary School. Children can join our setting at the age of 2 - 5 years.

  • Forest School Nursery
  • Learning through Nature
  • Go on regular outings around the village
  • Breakfast, Morning and afternoon freeflow fresh food and snacks are provided, children are to bring their own packed lunch or can pay to have a 2 course hot lunch which is provided by an external nursery catering company.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cassie Blackwood
Contact Position
Childcare Manager
0114 233 3090
0114 233 3090

Where to go

Loxley Nursery
(we are situated on the grounds of Loxley Primary School)
Rodney Hill
S6 6SG

Contact Cassie Blackwood on 0114 2333090 or email


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
We are an Outdoor lead Forest School setting, operating from 8.00 - 4.00pm each day Monday - Friday.
Time of day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Session Information
We offer a range of full time sessions suitable for every family.
We offer 2,3,4 year funded early learning and are also offering the extended 30 hours to families.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
accessible toilet
Cater for special dietary requirements
Additional dietary information
Any Special dietary requirements are always acted upon respectfully and catered for
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Visual impairment
Hearing impairment
Cerebral Palsy
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
Depending on the need, please contact to discuss. Have trained SENCO.
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Additional culture/ethnicity information
Our nursery is a safe hub for all families. It is a place for families to meet, receive parental support, belong, and become one community. We welcome families from all ethnic backgrounds and will put any additional provisions in place to support them if English is an additional language.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£6.25 Per hour
We provide very flexible childcare sessions. Employer Supported Childcare Vouchers accepted
Age Range
2 years 3 months to 4 years
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Quiet Area
  • Days out/visits
  • Catering facilities
  • Outdoor play/equipment
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Schools
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Garden
  • Secure setting
  • ICT Facilities
  • Pets
  • Visual aids
  • Our nursery is small, personal and has tailored provision which is open plan and on one level.
  • We are an inclusive setting where we go above and beyond to ensure that children exceed their full learning potential.
  • The children have full access to a planned 'woodland area'
  • There are disabled toilets and changing facilities.
  • We offer free flow childcare provision with differentiating play experiences
  • We complete Letters and Sounds Daily
  • Effective use of Makaton
  • Each child has their own tailored routine.
  • All the areas are at children’s level so all is accessible.
Place Ranges

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We have limited spaces available due to the high demand of spaces, however we will adapt our provision where possible to welcome all families.
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 4.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am 4.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am 4.00pm
Thursday 8.00am 4.00pm
Friday 8.00am 4.00pm
IndoorOutdoor Play
Quiet Area
Days out/visits
Catering facilities
Outdoor play/equipment
Meeting Rooms
Disabled Facilities
Changing facilities
Secure setting
ICT Facilities
Visual aids

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/05/2008IntegratedInadequate 1
09/02/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Satisfactory
08/11/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
30/06/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
08/02/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer


Lead SENCO – Cassie Blackwood – Childcare Manager – Full time

  • The child’s key person oversees and plans the education programme
  • The routines can be changed to suit children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Additional activities available include Makaton, sensory activities, listening focused time, letters and sounds and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)


Contact Name
Cassie Blackwood
Contact Telephone
0114 2333090
Contact Email
Ofsted Inspection Report
Nursery Website
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 
  • We are a 36 place forest school nursery for children aged two to five years delivering childcare and education and providing a service for families.
  • We accommodate for children wherever possible, being a flexible family led setting.
  • We offer specialist assessments if required and referrals to Child Development Centre (CDC). We then select the appropriate support and put strategies in place.


Do you operate a waiting list? 
Waiting list details 
  • We are a 36 place nursery with waiting lists
Staffing arrangements 
Able to assist children/young people to access all activities and services
Staffing arrangements details 

Each member of staff brings their own expertise and nurture to our nursery setting.

All staff are trained by the manager in delivering 'Forest School' training in the local woodland on site. 

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

In house training.

LEA Training delivered by varied providers.

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 hold transition reviews, meetings with teachers and parents

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