Introduction to Our Nursery

              About Us                  

Based in picturesque open countryside, conveniently located between Leek, Biddulph and Congleton, our popular governor-run Nursery for children aged 3+ opened in September 2016 and we’ve been delighted to see it grow (along with the children!). 

At present we have a cohort of 16 Nursery children who have a variety of attendance patterns during the week, ranging from 2.5 to full time.  We offer funded hours (currently 15 per week to all children the term after they become 3 and up to 30 hours depending on circumstances) as well as privately funded hours. For more information on funding click on the link below.

We are open term-time (equivalent to 38 weeks per year) from 8.45am to 3.10pm, in line with the school day.



Why choose us?

*Experience nursery in an Ofsted “outstanding” school (2012-13)

*Access to qualified & experienced teachers & teaching assistants

*Child-centred with emphasis on a positive learning experience

* Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

*Child focussed and child led learning

*Delicious home-cooked meals freshly prepared daily in our kitchen

*Outdoor play & activities in a magical countryside setting

*Forest school activities in our wonderful woods

*Very active & successful Parents Association (parents have fun too!)

*Friendly, caring, professional & forward-thinking staff throughout

*Home from home/family atmosphere

*Excellent choice of play equipment & learning resources

We look forward to hearing from you. smiley

Contact The School

Horton St. Michael's

CE (VC) First School

Rudyard, Leek,


ST13 8RU

Telephone: 01538 306278

Horton St. Michael's CE (VC) First School. Rudyard, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 8RU

Tel: 01538 306278 | Email: