Atherton St George's CE Primary School

Little Dragons' Nursery


Little Dragons’ Nursery has been open since 2008 and accepts children from the age of two years old and until they turn four years old.

It is situated in a purpose built building where each ‘phase’ has its own classroom. We have a two year old room (Explorers), a lower nursery room (Discoverers) and a Pre-School room (Adventurers) and a beautiful outdoor area.

The Nursery Curriculum

We recognise that every child is unique and ensure that each child has a voice, and is able to develop and learn in their own way.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to monitor and access children, using a child led approach which embraces our children’s interests, key life events, and ‘In The Moment’ learning opportunities.

We have a Communication Friendly learning environment to support all children in their development, particularly those with additional needs; who are also supported by our highly qualified and focused Pastoral and SEND team.

Our children benefit from having fantastic and smooth transition from nursery to reception. Starting with our shared outdoor area, which means children get to know the reception team before they move into school. Our EYFS team work closely to ensure a smooth transition for all. This includes visits to class, Key Person to Key Person information sharing sessions and parent meetings. And ultimately ensures children enter reception at school ready and happy to learn.


We are very proud to have had two consecutive OUTSTANDING judgments from Ofsted which acknowledge the high standards of care, guidance and support our children are given.

‘Children with different needs and abilities make excellent progress in their skills and understanding at nursery. They become confident to play, talk and investigate. As a result, they are very well prepared for primary school and later learning. This is a nursery where staff and children deeply enjoy playing and talking together. Staff are very interested in what children say, think, feel and do.’ - Ofsted


  • White polo t-shirt
  • Uniform Little Dragons sweatshirt
  • Plain grey trousers/shorts/skirts or pinafores
  • Black shoes
  • White or grey socks or grey tights

Meet Our Staff

Our staff are all highly trained and experienced practitioners, many with degree level qualifications which ensure our children get the very best start in life.

The nursery is managed by Mrs Harper who is a qualified teacher, and Miss Lister our Deputy Manager

Many of the team have been working at the setting since its early days, and as such are particularly passionate about its ongoing success. And all have full and relevant Early Years qualifications, with some currently continuing their studies.


If you do not qualify for one of the government funded childcare schemes or you simply wish to top up your child’s nursery sessions, the following fees apply;

£4.50 per hour
Morning Session - £13.50 Afternoon Session - £13.50
Nursery is open term time only 9am - 3pm  

For those children attending a full day session and requiring a school dinner, the cost is £1.65.

(We request that parents pay their fees / dinner money on-line through ‘Parent pay’, which is very simple and straightforward school payment method. For more information, please contact the school office.

 Opening Times

Our core hours are 9am until 3pm.

3-4 year olds can access our breakfast club from 8am (subject to availability)

We offer flexible delivery, with both morning and afternoon sessions (9-12 and 12-3).


Free early education and childcare for 2 year olds (

If you would like to visit to view the facilities and provision please contact school on 01942 883 971.

Registration forms can also be picked up from the school office.