Little Upton Nursery is an academically excellent independent Nursery and Pre-Nursery for children aged 2 to 5 years.

At Little Upton our caring and professional staff are fully qualified and engage the children in stimulating, challenging and exciting activities that enable them to develop their love of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Extended hours are available and children staying for lunch are offered healthy meals freshly prepared on site.

Little Upton provides a firm foundation for children, which is crucial as they embark on their first experiences of education outside the home. Their education grows from with a whole school setting which enhances their education and social experiences from a young age.

The children experience a fun, happy, busy and caring environment in which they thrive and develop their confidence. Independence is encouraged throughout all areas of learning and children are encouraged to take responsibility and make choices and decisions.

Children learn through self-discovery, following their own interests and building on what they already know and enjoy.


Activities are planned both inside and outside to support the children’s own initiatives, well-being and learning. There is so much to discover from cooking in the mud kitchen or digging for worms as seeds are planted and crops harvested.

In addition to daily 'show and tell' debates, story sharing and maths challenges the children enjoy specialist teaching of Mandarin, French, music and sports, developing balance, co-ordination and ball skills together with the beginnings of team games.

We enjoy welcoming many visitors into school as well as taking part in trips to the local area to discover the wider world, including toasting honey sandwiches in the local forest.  In addition each term is filled with joyous occasions such as harvest celebrations, conker walks, nativity plays, dressing up days, teddy bears' picnics and sports days.

Working with parents as partners is key and we encourage involvement from home so that together we can build on what your child has learnt both in school and at home. This is done through an individual online learning journey which allows the sharing of your child's experiences photographically through Tapestry.

Place your child on a journey to something special at Little Upton.  We would love to hear from you and chat further, simply send us a message here.


Transition is the term used for Upton House School’s Reception year which commences in the September following a child’s fourth birthday. Moving up from Little Upton into the main school is a smooth transition for children. The children stay full time and are divided into pastoral care groups. Transition is led by a fully qualified teacher and full time qualified educational assistants. In addition, children are taught by specialist teachers for Drama, French, Mandarin, PE and music. There is a varied and stimulating timetable which includes daily reading, writing and mathematical activities.

Children in Transition follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They build on their learning in Little Upton Nursery and begin to work towards National Curriculum Key Stage 1. A firm foundation in life is fundamental to the development of a love of learning and we encourage children to socialise and form friendships, to solve problems and challenges, to have a go, to persevere, to co-operate with others and be creative.