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Welcome to Miss Polly's Nursery

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OFSTED Inspection

Miss Polly's was visited by Ofsted on the 1st February 2024 and has been graded 'Good' overall. The inspection gradings covers four areas; the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management, and the nursery received a grading of 'Good' in all four areas.

Highlights from the report include the following:

  • ‘Staff ensure the curriculum is ambitious and sequenced effectively to support children to make good progress.’
  • Staff support children to follow their interests and provide activities that engage and excite them.’
  • ‘Support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is a strength at this setting.’

Please click below to read the latest Ofsted report.

Ofsted Report - February 2024


Thank you for the interest you have shown in Miss Polly's Nursery. We have designed this website to provide you with helpful information regarding the professional care we offer, but this does not replace the personal touch, which we value highly.

Miss Polly's Nursery offers full and part time professional care 51 weeks of the year. We are based at The Hurst School, serving both the local and surrounding community. The nursery has been established since 1990 and offers places for 67 children from birth to 5 years.

Our aims

To provide through play, a stimulating, well structured, safe, happy and supportive environment in which all children can develop to their full potential. The wide range of activities and experiences offered will enrich the overall development of each child.

We aim to provide love and security, enabling children to express their feelings and to cope with fears, anxieties and difficult experiences. We aim to encourage the development of self-confidence and self-esteem. These aims can only be realised with the full support of you the Parents, as we believe you are the prime educators of your children and we therefore need to work closely with you, welcoming you into the nursery at all times.

The Nursery Layout

The nursery has 2 rooms; Caterpillars and Butterflies.

Caterpillars is for children aged 0-2 and Butterflies is for children aged 2-5. We also have a third room which is used by Butterflies as an additional learning space and their sleep room.


The Kindergarten is staffed by trained professional Nursery Nurses and experienced Nursery Assistants offering high standards of quality child care to children and their families. All staff regularly attend 'Professional Update' courses to further their knowledge and understanding. All our staff hold their first aid and food hygiene certificates.

Staff Ratios

1 : 3 for 0 – 2 year olds

1 : 4 for 2 – 3 year olds

1 : 8 for 3 – 5 year olds