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Longden CE Primary School and Nursery

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"Inspirational teaching that provides exciting and interesting

activities that meets the needs of all children" Ofsted


The Nursery at Longden offers a unique place for children to start on their learning adventure in a nurturing environment.  Set in a wonderful part of rural Shropshire, yet only 5 miles from Shrewsbury, the nursery includes plenty of outdoor space, a woodland area, kitchen garden, mud kitchen, free range chickens, music, regular Spanish lessons, PE and daily phonics, as well as access to the whole school grounds, hall and dining room. The Nursery is based in a modern, well equipped building.

Our Ethos ~
Inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia and Maria Montessori, we at Longden Nursery seek to create an environment that is engaging, responsive and stimulating and caring; this encourages and nurtures a child’s natural curiosity and ability, developing active and creative minds. Empowering each child to realise their full potential to become a unique independent individual is achieved through a sense of understanding, building self esteem and positive learning experiences and relationships.

Charlotte Hepworth
Mandy Trujillo
Christine Steele
Katie Wilde
Linda Shiels

Charlotte Hepworth                               

Manager of Nursery and After School Care                                    
BA (Hons) Early Years Leadership and Practice
Safeguarding Officer

Paediatric First Aid and EpiPen trained 



Linda Shiels 

Deputy Manager

BA (Hons) in Art History and  English Literature   

Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy: Birth to Seven 

Early Years Educator NCFC CACHE Level 4 

Paediatric First Aid

Safeguarding Trained 


Katie Wilde 

Level 3 Nursery Practitioner 

After School Care

Paediatric First Aid and EpiPen trained 

Safeguarding Trained 


Mandy Trujillo

Nursery practitioner 

School teaching assistant and Spanish teacher

N.N.E.B Diploma. (C.A.C.H.E )

Level 4 Management Certificate 

Paediatric First Aid,  EpiPen and Diabetes trained/lead 

Spanish Teacher

Safeguarding Trained


Zoe Clennell 

BA Hons in Theatre Film and Television 

Qualified Teacher Status  
Safeguarding Trained 


Julie Dean 

P.E Teacher at Nursery and School

BA English & History

Sport & Outdoor teacher   

First Aid at Work  

Safeguarding Trained


Christine Steele

Nursery practitioner and after school care lead 

Level 3 Early Learning and childcare

Paediatric First Aid and EpiPen trained 

Safeguarding Trained

Longden Nursery

Plealey Lane



Shropshire SY5 8EX

Telephone: 01743 860514

Opening Times 8.50am-2.50pm Monday-Friday
After School Care 3.00pm-6.00pm Monday to Friday

Nursery charges : 

We charge £4 per hour 

Sessions can be taken , for example, a morning session starts at 8:50 am and ends at 11:50am . There is an option to pay for the lunch hour .

The afternoon session runs from 11:50 and ends at 2:50 pm . 
A full day is £24 

15 hours free childcare for 3 to 4 year olds 

30 hours free childcare for 3 to 4 year olds ( check HMRC to see if eligible ) 

Lunch is extra and is available to pay by parent pay ( we run a cashless system at nursery ) or you may provide your own packed lunch .

Snacks and drinks are included .
Fresh fruit and milk are available daily . 


We accept 2 4 u funding , Tax -free childcare vouchers ( information is available on

After school care is payable through parent pay at a charge of £3.50 per hour .