Castleway Nursery

Welcome to Castleway Nursery School

Our EYFS consists of Early Foundation (2 year olds) and Foundation Stage One (Nursery Class).  Our EYFS offers sessions during term time only.

Foundation Stage One is for children the term after they are three years old, three and four-year-old children. 

From April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours childcare support.

From September 2024, 15 hours childcare support will be extended to eligible working parents of children from the age of 9 months to 3-year-olds.

Parents can check their eligibility here


We offer morning, afternoon and all day sessions.

Working parents are able to apply for 30 hours a week of government - funded early education for three and four year olds. All children aged three and four are entitled to 15 hours of government funded education.  

The sessions offered to Nursery School children are as follows: 

  • Full day sessions 8.45am – 3.25pm
  • Morning sessions 8.45am - 11.45am
  • Afternoon sessions 12.25pm - 3.25pm.


Our curriculum is planned and taught through the children’s needs and interests as we believe that children learn best when they are engaged and motivated. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum covers these areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our classrooms are organised into smaller areas for the children to access independently throughout the session, as well as our outside area.  The Nursery team carefully observe, interact and challenge the children’s learning through their play using quality interactions. 


Each child has a key person who they spend time with in a small group each day.   This ensures that every child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs.  The key person also helps the child become familiar with the setting and offers a settled relationship for them. The key person will build a relationship with the child's parents and is someone that parents can talk to, to share any concerns or celebrate achievements.


Adults will assess children's learning through observations and use this knowledge to offer children next steps to progress.  We use Tapestry to share some of these observations with parents.  Tapestry is a "an easy-to-use and secure online learning journal helping staff and families celebrate their children’s learning and development".  Parents are a child's first educator and so uploading your own pictures of your child to their learning journals on Tapestry will help us engage with the child's interests outside of nursery. We believe that children's progression and development is key to success.



Castleway North,
Wirral, CH46 1RN


Mrs. K. Kay Business Manager


Mrs. J. McCarthy SENDCo


We are a Federation of 2 schools: In September 2022, Castleway Nursery School joined Castleway Primary School on the same site after significant refurbishment works from the Local Authority.