Penfold Nursery

Penfold Nursery is a 26 place setting with a beautiful, natural outdoor area. We welcome children to start at Penfold from the term after they turn 3.

A child born in the period:will become eligible for a place on or following:
1st April to 31st August1st September following the child’s third birthday (start of autumn school term)
1st September to 31st December1st January following the child’s third birthday (start of spring school term)
1st January to 31st March1st April following the child’s third birthday (start of summer school term)

Very much a part of Washingborough Academy, Penfold Nursery integrates with the school throughout the the week, on a regular basis, and the children enjoy being a part of the school’s values and celebrations.

We find that the transition between FS1 (nursery) and FS2 (reception) is smooth due to the children already being familiar with the staff, environment and structure of the school day.

Parents and carers are encouraged to be a part of their child’s learning and will be updated throughout the day on the fun things their children are doing through Tapestry, an online learning journal.

As a healthy school we cook, where possible, with food grown in the Nursery garden. For a small price, children can have a delicious hot school meal at lunch time. We also teach phonics on a daily basis to our children, which we have found gives them a head start for when they start school.

If you are interested in your child attending Penfold Nursery, please contact the school office on 01522 801355.  We offer 15 and 30 hour places.  To check your eligibility for 30 hour funding please visit

Our Admission Policy can be found on our Policies page.

2023 – 2024 Washingborough Academy Penfold Nursery Admission Form

2024 – 2025 Washingborough Academy and Penfold Nursery Admission Form

We look forward to meeting you!