St Hildas School

Bluebird Nursery

The best possible start in life...

​In a bright and airy setting, with a dedicated outdoor play area, our youngest children are encouraged to play, explore and learn, under the watchful and inspiring care of specialist staff.  

There are three classes... Boys and girls can join us in 'Hummingbirds' from their second birthday​, gaining in confidence and inquisitiveness. They then move on to 'Kingfishers' and 'Owls', for the all-important pre-school year, led by qualified early years teachers, where children are prepared to move on into 'big school'.

We understand that there is a big difference between a two year old toddler, and a four year old pre-schooler, thus our packed programmes of teacher and child-led activities are especially designed to develop the whole child in ways appealing and appropriate to their current age and stage. 

The nursery benefits from the wealth of knowledge and experience within the prep school​, and the children share many of the school's specialist teachers, in subjects such as Music and PE. 

​As the children move into their pre-school year, they are also offered lessons in Spanish, French, Swimming and Forest School. 

​Meals are prepared from scratch on the premises, by the school's highly trained chef, and we can cater for all kinds of dietary requirements. 

We know that our daughter is happy and secure at school: After she has said goodbye in the mornings, she doesn’t look back. She settled in very quickly and that was possible because of the welcoming, family atmosphere.

Mr Holt
Bluebird Father

Admission Information 

The nursery is open from 07.30 until 18.30 throughout the year (except for two weeks over Christmas and New Year) and parents can choose from a range of sessions - mornings, afternoons, school days and full days - and either term time or all-year, according to availability.

We are currently finalising places for the academic year 2018-19. In order to go on the Waiting List and be considered for a place from September 2019, please click here to download a registration form or click below. It is advisable to register your interest as early as possible as the deadline for applying is generally the autumn before the academic year of entry i.e. the autumn before the academic year in which they reach their second birthday.  The deadline for applying for the academic year 2019/20, is 31st October 2018.  If your child is two in February 2020, you will have needed to apply by October 2018, as they turn two within the academic year Sep 2019-Aug 2020. To view fees for 2017-18, please click here

Our next Open Morning for Bluebird Nursery will take place on Wednesday 9th May at 10am. If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs Selby, our Registrar on

Our next Open Morning for Bluebird Nursery will take place on Thursday 1st February at 10am. If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs Selby, our Registrar on

Registrations have now closed for the academic year September 2018-19. However, if you would like to go on the waiting list, please register below.

Click here to visit the Bluebird Nursery website, 

For more information, please email Mrs Thomas, Nursery Manager:

Mrs Thomas, Nursery Manager

Part of the
Aldenham Foundation