Welcome to Hanbury's Farm Pre-School

The Early Years Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.

Hanbury is an Alliance childcare service in Staffordshire,Tamworth. 

We offer 56 Ofsted-registered places and are assessed as Good by Ofsted.

Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning for children aged between 2 and 5 years. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and actively encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery. 

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was 5 December 2016 where we were rated GOOD.

Read our Ofsted report


Opening times

We are open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, school term time.

We offer morning sessions 9am - 12pm (£13.00)

afternoon sessions 12pm - 3pm (£13.00)

and full day sessions 9am - 3pm (£26.00)

We offer 

  • Funded childcare for qualifying two year olds and all three and four year olds
  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child


To arrange a visit during our opening hours please contact us on 01827 250025 or by email on hanburysfarm@eyalliance.org.uk

30 hour funded places

We are able to offer the 30 hours funded childcare, which is available to working parents who meet certain criteria. To find out more information or to apply please visit the government's Childcare Choices website or Staffordshire County Council's website.  

We have a number of children who are registered for this funding scheme already. If you think you are eligible, please ensure you have registered with the government in time ahead of the term that your child will need the funding. Please come and talk to us and we can help explain about when to apply.


Family Corner website for parents


Term dates




Summer Term ends Friday 19th July
Staff Training Day Monday 2nd September
Children return Tuesday 3rd September
Autumn Term 1 2019 Tuesday 3rd September - Friday 25th October






Summer Term

 We are focusing on transitions to preschool for our toddlers and school readiness for our preschoolers.

We will be enjoying lots of sunshine and outdoor play (hopefully!) and are looking forward to learning about growth as we plant and grow our own potatoes!



Forest School

We have a qualified Forest School practitioner that takes the children out weekly to take part in Forest School. 

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences.

By taking part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities, each child has an opportunity to develop motivation, social and emotional skills. They will learn to take risks by using a variety of tools and cooking on a small fire, such as roasting marshmallows. Children are focused on learning about the natural environment including plants, animals and insects.

Forest School enables children to explore the natural environment and they can learn at their own pace to develop confidence over time.

Forest School is a holistic approach to learning through the outdoor environment and confidence and self-esteem are promoted through exploration. It gives children the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

Leaf garlands Pebble and leaf pile


To arrange a visit during our opening hours please contact us on 01827 250025 or by email on hanburysfarm@eyalliance.org.uk

About us

Hanbury's Farm Pre-school offers a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for young children. Within a safe, friendly and fun environment, children are supported by qualified, caring staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly.

We are managed by the Alliance, which has over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical support to early years practitioners.

Our nursery plans its activities in accordance with the EYFS with a strong focus on exploratory, imaginative play and healthy eating. We recognise the huge benefits that free flow play has on the positive development of young children. Every child in our care is supported by a key person who understands their needs and offers special care and support to them. 

Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure that every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us. 

Toddler Room (2-3 years)


Pre-school Room (3-5 years)


To arrange a visit to the nursery during our opening hours please contact us on 01827 250025 or hanburysfarm@eyalliance.org.uk

Our Team

Woman and babyOur well qualified, committed and experienced team works hard to create a caring and learning environment in the nursery.

We know every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands their individual needs and interests. This helps us ensure every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment and supervision procedures to ensure anyone joining our team undertake relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice.

Your child's 'key person'

Every child who joins the nursery receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all nursery staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care and learning to suit their developmental, emotional and physical needs. You can access and contribute your views to your child's progress and achievements in their records.

Meet the team:




                  Manager: Caroline                                       Deputy Manager: Nicky                        Toddler Room Senior: Shelley

                Qualification: Level 4                                       Qualification: Level 3                                  Qualification: Level 3

        10 years' childcare experience                           6 years' childcare experience                          9 years' experience


Pre-school Room Senior & SENCO: Emily              Childcare Practitioner: Gemma                    Childcare Practitioner: Janine

                Qualification: Level 3                                        Qualification: Level 3                                     Qualification: Level 5

         10 years' childcare experience                         10 years' childcare experience                   20 years' childcare experience



                                             Childcare Practitioner: Sharon                         Childcare Practitioner: Samantha                

                                                      Qualification: Level 3                                          Qualification: Level 3                            

                                             31 years' childcare experience                            6 years' childcare experience




To arrange a visit during our opening hours please contact us on 01827 250025 or by email on hanburysfarm@eyalliance.org.uk


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Do you have childcare places available at the moment?

Yes we do! Simply contact us to discuss you and your child’s needs.

Do you offer funded entitlement for 3 year olds?

Children are eligible for the funding in the term following their third birthday. The funding is available for 15 hours per week.  

Do you offer funded entitlement for 2 year olds?

If your child is two years old, your child may be eligible to attend the two year old funded childcare programme. The funding is available for 15 hours per week. Please ask us.

What sessions do you offer?

Breakfast club 8am to 9am

Morning Session 9am to 12pm

Afternoon Session 12pm to 3pm

Do you provide hot meals?

Yes, parents can order a hot school meal for their child for a small fee.

Are you able to accommodate children with different dietary requirements?


What qualifications do your staff have?

All staff have at least a Level 3 childcare qualification.

How many staff will be looking after my child?

You child will be allocated a key person.

How quickly can my child start?

Please contact us on 01827 250025 to discuss availability.

To arrange a visit during our opening hours please contact Caroline Short, Nursery Manager on 01827 250025 or by email on hanburysfarm@pre-school.org.uk



Contact Us

Caroline Short, Nursery Manager

Hanbury's Farm Pre-School

Hanbury's Farm Primary School, 



B77 2LD

T:  01827 250025

E: hanburysfarm@eyalliance.org.uk

Hanbury's Farm Pre-school
Hanbury's Farm Primary School
B77 2LD
United Kingdom
Tel: 01827250025


"As a childminder who has dropped and collected many children over the years at Hanbury's Farm Pre-school I would like to say how dedicated the staff are to the children and families. They have worked well in partnership with myself on many occasions and have kept me updated with the children's progress. I would highly recommend the pre-school." Emma B, childminder

"I will be really sad to see Frankie leave Hanbury's Farm, he's been here so long and settled so well. The staff throughout the time he has been here have been fantastic in supporting him, he is still clingy towards me however they know how put him at ease. He has really enjoyed his time here and it helps that there isn't an influx of new staff. The majority of nursery workers were there when he started just under two and a half years ago and the good work is reflected in the relationships Frankie has built with the staff. I can't thank you all enough for the progress he has made while with you all. We shall all miss you very much."