Our Nursery & Reception

Nursery & Reception

Places are available now for children aged 2-5, with up to 30 hours of free childcare available.

Welcome to our Nursery and Reception

At Warley Road Academy we have a deep commitment and understanding of a broad, balanced play-based learning approach.

During their time in the Early Years setting, we want our children to become confident, independent, and active learners who are physically and emotionally healthy.

We believe each child is unique and learns best when they have secure, positive, and responsive relationships with adults and peers.

Our learning environment promotes quality interactions, ignites curiosity and motivation for learning and exposes children to use their independent learning and investigative skills.

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Arrange a Visit

We warmly welcome you to visit our academy and see our high-quality provision for yourself. Please get in touch, we would love to meet you and show you around. 

Nursery Places

Children are admitted to our nursery classes three times a year (September, January and after Easter) from the term following their 3rd birthday or, for the 2-year-olds from the term after their 2nd birthday.

Bobbins Nursery

Monday to Friday

Morning 8.40 am – 11.40 am
Afternoon 12 noon – 3:00 pm
15 Hours FREE with funding code for 2-year-old children

Spinners Nursery

Monday to Friday

Morning 8.40 am – 11.40 am
Afternoon 12.15 pm – 3.15 pm
15 Hours FREE and
30 Hours FREE with a 30 hour free childcare code

Reception Places

Children are admitted to our reception classes each September following your child’s 4th birthday.  Applications are through the Calderdale Council Admissions website.

Reception Unit

Monday to Friday

8.50am Start of school day
12.00pm – 12.50pm Lunchtime
3.15pm End of school day

Hello From The Team

Our nursery and reception are led by fully qualified teachers and early years practitioners who are always updating their knowledge about early child development so you can be assured your child will receive the best education as well as care.  We also have staff who are qualified as paediatric first aiders, food hygiene and speech and language.

Miss Broadbent

Bobbins Nursery

Mrs Nazam

Spinners Nursery Morning

Mrs Hussain

Spinners Nursery Afternoon

Mrs Razaq

Reception Weavers Class

Miss Riley

Reception Carders Class

Here at Warley Road Academy we know that speech, language and communication are vital to a child’s success and so we also employ a qualified speech and language therapist.

7 Areas Of Learning

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.’ Taken from the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage September 2021.

At Warley Road Academy we seek to give children the best start in their education through the quality provision and learning experiences that support every child’s development in the 7 areas of learning:

  1. Personal, social and emotional
  2. Communication and language
  3. Physical development
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the world
  7. Expressive art and design

We offer quality early years education for children from 2-years-old to the end of the reception when children are 5-years-old. 

Need Help?

Feel free to contact us to get help with application forms or to arrange a visit or for any other questions, we’ll do our best to help you.

Learning with adults

In nursery adults will play with children, tuning into their learning needs and deliver teaching in the moment.  Children will come together at points through the session to read stories, sing songs and talk with the adult leading.  When children go into reception, these adult led activities gradually lengthen as children’s attention span increases and key concepts such as phonics and maths are explored.

learning with adults early years foundation

Learning through play

Playing is learning when you are a small child and we harness this by offering play opportunities in our settings.  You will find a calm and purposeful learning environment where children are engaged in play by themselves, with their friends and with adults.  They are learning social skills, communication and language as well as practising key concepts they learn from adults.

Learning to read

At Warley Road Academy we are committed to teaching our children to read in the early years of school so they are able to successfully learn in the future.  We teach children the essential speaking and listening skills in nursery and then move on to teaching children to read through phonics in reception and beyond.  We teach using the Essential Letters and Sounds scheme and children love learning actions and being successful at reading.

Get In Touch


If you would like to find out more about what we can offer your child, please get in touch, we would love to meet you.