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Priory Nursery


Priory Nursery has a new conservatory space that opens out into our garden. The large garden is fully secure and well equipped with resources. Our nursery has three rooms which the children can access at any time which enables them to choose their own activities and materials. We encourage our children to be independent, creative, problem solvers as these are good life skills to learn. We have access to other areas and Services within the Family Centre including a soft play room with sensory equipment. We also offer family support and parenting programmes. We have FREE childcare places for 2,3 & 4 years olds, also available fee paying places for a total of 68 children. We are also offering places for children eligible for the Extended Funding Entitlement of 30 hours. 

Sessions available are; Mornings, afternoons and all day if required. Our  Barnardo's staff are experienced and qualified Early Years Practitioners. Two staff are trained to deliver parenting programmes.

Our Ofsted Inspection rated us as good.  We specialise in behaviour managment using Webster Stratton Strategies.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicki Marklew
Contact Position
Nursery Manager

Where to go

Barnardo's Priory Family Centre
Priory Campus
Pontefract Road
South Yorkshire
S71 5PN

The Nursery is located on the first floor of Priory Campus. A lift and stairs are available for anyone accessing from the car park, and direct access is available for those on foot from Pontefract Road.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.50 Childcare Cost per hour: 2yr olds
£4.50 Childcare Cost per hour: 3-4yr olds
£2 for lunches, or alternatively your child may bring a packed lunch. Healthy snacks and drinks provided.


Referral Details

Children can access a two year funding place and stay with us for their 3 year funded place before going to the local school to start their school career

Other notes

As some staff are trained Webster Stratton Facilitators we can offer access to our parenting programme with additional staff and family support. We specialise in behaviour management.

We have staff experience with varying Special Educational Needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Childcare Information

Age Range

2 years,
4 years,


Immediate vacancies
There are currently 36 children on roll. There are limited vacancies for funded 2, 3 and 4 year old places.

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

Opening Times

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Friday 9.00am 16.30pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer


Our setting offers;

2 SENCOS (Special Needs Coordinator)

Sensory Room

Poratable Sensory equipment

Setting adapated for wheelchairs

Behaviour management (specialism)

Parenting Course - Webster Stratton  This is often recomended by doctors for parents with aditional needs.

Young Carers Service

Sibling Support Service - For children who have a sibling with SEN


Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How do we offer support to children or young people with a special educational need or disability?

We have an inclusive environment and a very experienced SENCO

We periodically sent out evaluations to parents and when planning trips ask parents to help choose.  Some theme days are decided this way.  Parents named the centre rooms in a competition.  Regular news letters are sent out and we have a suggestion book.  Each parent is given a daily sheet with their childs activities on, staff are available at all times for discussion, digital photo frames show childs activities, parents are invited to nursery for special activities eg gardening day, sponsored toddle, Christmas party, newsletter, information board, leaflets and letters, photo books and boards.  We also run ecat workshops.  We can refer within the centre to other services

How accessible is our setting?

Full facilities including sensory room, hoists, larger doorways, accessible changing etc

Last updated on 17/06/2020
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