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Longden CE Primary School and Nursery

Welcome and Contact Information

"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.

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

For general enquiries about our setting please contact Ms. Charlotte Hepworth, Nursery Manager on 01743 860514.  


Requests for places for new pupils or additional hours for current pupils


Please note that capacity for places or additional hours is currently very limited and you are advised to register an expression of interest as early as possible so that your details can be added to our session waiting list.  The expression of interest form can be found via this link. 


For parents of current pupils please note the session waiting list applies also to requests for additional hours.  


Criteria for prioritising sessions will include date of request, age of the child, whether the child resides in the school's catchment area and any other special circumstances.


Confirmation and approval of your request for a place or additional hours will be provided in writing.  Please contact with any queries.