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Longden CE Primary School and Nursery


Ali, Parent of Megan:

Longden nursery is a wonderful setting and an asset to our local community.

My daughter currently attends nursery and my son, who is now in Year 1, attended previously also. The fantastic team at Longden provide a caring, nurturing and stimulating environment in which the children play and learn about the world around them through wide-ranging, engaging activities.

Particular highlights for my daughter include the regular cookery sessions, the fantastic outdoor learning area and the chickens! The children also get to take part in PE activities in the school hall, which provides a useful experience of ‘big’ school!

The Nursery team provide a seamless transition to Reception class and the experience there really does provide the children with a great start to life at school.

Finally, even though all of this magic occurs away from parents, the team share many photos, videos and updates on Class Dojo, providing a valuable insight in the children’s day. [2022]


Laura, Parent of Wilf:

Longden nursery is simply wonderful. Both my boys, have absolutely loved it. The team are fabulous, they make the children feel special the moment they arrive and I know they will be wonderfully looked after and encouraged. They do so many wonderful Activities and gain so much Confidence and self belief. It’s a very special place. [2022]


Sally, Parent of Jack: 

I cannot recommend Longden nursery enough.  My son runs in every morning with a huge smile on his face and is met with such warmth from the staff.  The nursery itself has such a lovely, happy atmosphere and the staff all look to be having so much fun!

We love how much fresh air our son has  playing outside and exploring in the woods next to the nursery. The children often go on walks in the local countryside and even help to look after the nursery chickens!


The staff work so hard to make everyday fun and carefully match activities and resources to the interests of the children.  Parents are really well informed about what the children have been doing through daily photos on the school Dojo.  I feel so lucky we found Longden nursery and wouldn’t want to send my children anywhere else! 


Lauren, Parent of Bertie:

We are so pleased to have such a lovely nursery as part of Longden school, especially as they have a close relationship with the school meaning the transition is smooth when the time comes. The staff are all so lovely, something which has been made even more apparent in the lock down situation. The time they have invested in providing fun and informative activities for the little ones to do at home has been very appreciated.  During the months that my little one was able to attend nursery, Charlotte was very accommodating and made the whole process of starting nursery enjoyable. They provide a real variety of activities and work with the nature of the individual making it a really fun place and one my little one can't wait to get back to. [2021]


Clare, Parent of Chloe:

From the minute we did our trial visit right up to now, a year later, Chloe has been made to feel welcomed, celebrated and supported. Charlotte and team do an amazing job creating and carrying out a wide range of activities to suit different styles and meet various learning objectives in a fun and engaging way. Something we now know more about since the Coronavirus lockdown! They have been a tremendous source of inspiration and support during this difficult time.  Chloe literally skips in everyday as she loves it so much.  She settled in very quickly and made lots of lovely friends. Our main problem is encouraging her to come home! When asked to describe nursery in three words her immediate response was ‘I LOVE IT!’ (Think the three words part might have been a fluke!)


And it’s not just the children who are supported and engaged – this is rolled out to parents and family members too! We’ve been to so many lovely events in the nursery itself (leaving celebrations, birthdays and bake sales) and in the wider school (sharing assemblies, sports days).  There is an amazing sense of community and this will no doubt help the transition to ‘big school’ when the time arrives…  Particularly, as the children get to spend time in the main school building for lunches, assemblies and sports lessons.