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Scale Hall Nursery is registered with Lancashire Education as a registered provider of nursery education which allows all eligible two, three and four year olds who attend, to qualify for free places.

The Nursery opens, term time only,with an early start session from 08.30 to 09.00, followed by the morning session from 09.00 to 12.00 with the lunch club running from 12.00 to 1.00.  The afternoon session begins at 1.00 and ends at 4.00 and can be extended to 5.00. You are able to take any or all of these sessions.

The breakfast club includes a nutritious breakfast, an example of the menu can be seen here

At both morning and afternoon sessions the children are given a healthy snack, an example of the menu can be seen here

The lunch club includes a nutritious buffet style cold lunch and a drink, an example of the menu can be seen here .


The nursery is located in the Scale Hall area of Lancaster in a quiet residential street. It utilises the extended ground floor and first floor of a semi-detached house with a large secure, sheltered outdoor area with an all-weather surface to which our children have the exclusive use.


The nursery is inspected by OFSTED to ensure that we provide quality care and education.

Our latest inspection was carried out in August 2016 and we were judged as good.

The inspectors key findings were:

The quality of teaching is consistently strong. The staff team is well qualified and demonstrates an excellent understanding of how children learn. Staff use a wide range of teaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate children. Children make good progress in their learning.

Partnerships with parents are very well established. Parents are kept well informed with regard to their children's progress and are encouraged to share what they know about their children's achievements at home. Staff support continuous learning through the borrowing library and various educational packs for parents to complete at home.

The outdoor play area is particularly well presented and provides children with a wealth of opportunity to explore and extend their learning across all areas. Extremely well-resourced individual play spaces within the garden create vibrant hubs for learning where children remain engaged during their play.

Staff place high priority on preparing children both emotionally and developmentally for school. This is embedded from a young age as children are encouraged to be independent at all times. Older children enjoy school-themed activities within the role play classroom outside.

You can see the full report by clicking here

If you would like to find out more about us please contact us by phone or email (via the contacts page) or just call in and see for yourself.


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