Parents’ Area

Welcome to our Parents’ Area, we hope you find all the information you need. If you require anything further please call us on 01258 857922 or email.

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The prospectus and fees structure below give detailed information about our nursery.

If you would like to find out more about our nursery and availability for your child, please fully complete the Enquiry Form with yours and your child's details along with the sessions you require or call us on 01258 857922.


Each year we produce four newsletters that will be uploaded to this area of the website.

The newsletters provide you with the latest information about the nursery as well as key dates for your diary and forthcoming events.

Policies and Procedures

We pride ourselves on having a detailed and annually updated set of policies, procedures plans in-line with Ofsted guidelines.  They aim to inform parents, staff and other relevant persons about the excellent care we provide and the reasons why we do things in a particular way.

In some cases, we are obliged to follow procedures that are laid down in the EYFS Statutory Framework or other relevant legislation. Sometimes it is good practice and the way we have chosen to fulfil our vision and values.

Our policies, procedures and plans are filed as follows:

  • Safeguarding

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Partnership with Parents

  • Health, Safety and Hygiene

  • Miscellaneous

Please click on the relevant folder to view and download the associated policies and procedures.

Our Policies and Procedures are due to be reviewed in March 2017 (Ofsted Registration EY445921)

If you have any question please contact Ewa or Sarah on 01258 857922.


Here at The Old School Nursery we understand the importance in providing children with well-balanced, nutritious and 'home cooked' meals.

All our meals are cooked on-site by our cooks, Debbie and Sonia and we hold a food hygiene rating of 5 - the highest accolade - awarded by the Food Standards Agency.

As part of our all-inclusive package we will provide; a healthy breakfast, snacks, cooked lunch with pudding and tea. A cooked tea is also provided for your baby. We cater for all dietary requirements and allergies.

Click here to view an example menu of our healthy low salt and low sugar meals.


Here's what some of our parents think about our food;

The Old School Nursery is a fabulous place with dedicated and enthusiastic staff. They have been brilliant dealing with my son's multiple allergies, catering for him specially and never making an issue of this. He loves it there and I feel very comfortable leaving him with them. The fees are straightforward and cover everything, including 3 good meals a day which makes life so much easier when you're working. Highly recommended! - Clemency Jan 2016

I'm so pleased we chose this nursery and my daughter would go everyday if we allowed her. She now eats food she wouldn't try before and always has a delicious home cooked hot meal. - Kirsty Aug 2015

The children eat delicious home cooked food, with a carefully balanced menu which changes frequently. They are also understanding and patient with children who may not be quite as adventurous about trying new things (my little boy wouldn’t eat sandwiches at one point, so they would give him crackers instead).
- Kirsty Aug 2015


Below are a small selection of over 30 testimonials we have had from parents over the last two years. We believe that these testimonials give you the best insight into how our nursery can support your child to learn, grow and flourish, preparing them for the next stage of their amazing lives. We are also incredibly proud that these testimonials now make us the most highly recommended nursery in the South West on the Day Nurseries website.

Our 1 year old and almost 3 year old started at the nursery in December 2017. During their first month, they have been exceptionally well taken care of, and have thrived in a safe, fun and stimulating environment (in a beautiful spot too!). The staff are never too busy to answer questions and give a […]

Sara B January 2018

A very special nursery in a beautiful location surrounded by countryside with a large outdoor play area. My daughter loves coming to play with the ‘babies’ even though the babies she plays with are her age (2) she still refers to them as her babies! My daughter is always happy to attend and is always […]

Natalie L December 2017

I honestly cannot fault this nursery. As a first time Mum, I was very nervous about sending my daughter to nursery and leaving her. I had been given many recommendations and Old School Nursery was always mentioned. The moment my husband and I visited we knew this was the nursery for our daughter. The setting […]

Lisa Y December 2017

My daughter has been coming to The Old School Nursery since she was 10 months old (she’s now 3, in the preschool room) and from the moment the manager showed us around, we knew it was perfect for us. The nursery is like one big family, each and every staff member is so loving and […]

Laura F November 2017

From the moment I picked up the phone to enquire about viewing The Old School Nursery, I knew it was a special place. The staff have been nothing less than an extension of myself and my husband in the care and development of my Son since he joined at 9 months. I have the happiest […]

Emily K October 2017

The Old School Nursery is a really lovely place for my son to spend his time. The countryside setting is calming and beautiful, the food is great (and my son eats his fair share) and the child-staff ratio is really nice. But most of all, the staff are friendly, kind and fun and just the […]

Tim S October 2017

My daughter goes to The Old School Nursery two days a week. She enjoys her time there and is happy to go into the nursery in the mornings. The staff – even those who are not in her room – know us by name and are always friendly and cheerful. The staff in her room […]

Katherine K August 2017

Great welcome from nursery and appreciated phone call on our son’s first day to reassure me he was quite happy. A brilliant key worker who gives lovely feedback at the end of each session. Our son is always happy when dropped off and picked up. He loves it and the food!

Lisa S July 2017

Our daughter has been at The Old School Nursery for just over two months now and we are really impressed so far. Whilst we found the idea of dropping our 9 month old baby off at nursery, nerve racking, all of the staff were so reassuring and we became very quickly confident of their care. […]

Emma E June 2017

I could not rate The Old School Nursery highly enough, my daughter has been there since she was 1yrs when I returned to work in January and she absolutely loves it. The staff made her feel totally at ease and settled which made my return to work and having to leave her so much easier […]

Rachel G May 2017

After being very apprehensive about sending our son to a nursery and not having a good previous experience I was very worried about how it would go I definitely needn’t have as The Old School Nursery is a wonderful place for any child. My son quickly settled after only a few sessions and now cannot […]

Helen August 2017

I first found out about Shapwick Nursery with my eldest son who came here from the age of 1 till he was ready to move to school. He loved it so much, that we are back with our youngest. It’s a fabulous place which really cares about your child’s welfare and encourages great values, such […]

Kate July 2017

Our son has been attending Old School nursery for almost a year, since he was 9 months old. Ever since the manager showed us around, we had positive feelings about the place, staff, activities, routines, kitchen and menus. As a first time Mum, I was anxious to leave my son on the first day. My […]

Rachel August 2017

For 8 years the wonderful staff at OSN have looked after my boys. I will be sad to say goodbye in September 2017 when my youngest starts school. 8 years with NO complaints about anything is remarkable and a credit to the manager and her staff.

Kathryn June 2017

My son started at the Old School Nursery in January 2016 when he was 10 months old so I was able to return to work. His first day at nursery was the first time he had ever left my side and I was so nervous of leaving him. Staff were reassuring and even phoned me […]

Meg July 2017

Our son has only been at the nursery for a few weeks now but he’s already settled in so well, he’s really enjoying his time there and is such a happy boy when I collect him at the end of the day. All of the staff have been fantastic with him and helped him settle […]

Sam June 2017

Thank you so much for looking after the girls over the last few years. They have blossomed into characterful, fun, happy children and have thoroughly enjoyed their time here. Thanks again for everything that you and your team have done.

Sarah Feb 2016

My son has been attending the nursery for over 2 years and has always loved going. The nursery is advertised as a home away from home and this is certainly the case, it is often hard to get him to leave because he’s having soo much fun! The staff are always friendly and informative, keeping you up to date with your child’s progress and telling you all about funny things that have been said or done during the day.

Kirstie Jan 2016

My daughter, who is just 8 months, has been going to The Old School Nursery for just 3 weeks and has settled in exceptionally well. The staff are lovely and such caring people, who cannot do enough to alleviate any worries about leaving your precious little one.

Vicki Dec 2015

This nursery is a hidden diamond. It feels like a big friendly family. I have never had any concerns about leaving my 2 boys in their care. The boys have loved every moment of their time there.

Heidi Nov 2015

One of the scariest moments in a parents life is leaving their most precious, most loved and most vulnerable human being with people they do not really know. With The Old School Nursery, what should have been a traumatic experience became a moment handled with grace, kindness, support and understanding.

Nicola Oct 2015