About Us

Armathwaite Nursery Group began in September 1974. We are based at The Playhouse, Station Road, Armathwaite. This is a purpose built nursery facility, which was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The Nursery Group is run by a management committee of parents and carers of children who attend the Nursery  group.

Armathwaite Nursery Group is a registered charity. We are a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. The Nursery is inspected by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) who check the quality of the education being provided at nursery.

Every child is entitled to a maximum of 570 hours of free provision per academic year.  Armathwaite Nursery Group is registered to receive Free Early Years Education for three and four year olds and we are also registered to receive funding for two year old children.  We offer 30 hours of Free Nursery Entitlement for those who meet the criteria.

Our Nursery offers education and care for children below school age and over the age of 2 years.

We hold lunchtime sessions throughout the week.  This is a packed lunch prepared by you and brought to nursery on the day. The staff care for the children and eat with them which creates a fantastic social opportunity.  Lunchtime sessions is an optional facility and to cover the cost of staffing these sessions, the charge is £4.  You will be able to collect your child at the later time of 1.15 pm. (Fees are subject to change in the Autumn Term).

We hold a No-Smoking policy at this Nursery and it is against the law to smoke on the premises.