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Boundstone Nursery School is maintained by the Local Authority and offers 15 hours a week free entitlement (known as a Core Place) for typically up to 130 children, beginning the term following a child's 3rd birthday until they go to school. Places are allocated following the Admissions Policy. We also offer the extended entitlement of up to 30 hours Free Entitlement during term time only for eligible families, please contact the Nursery for more details on this or visit 


We open according to West Sussex school terms and Nursery School core sessions run from 9.00am - 12.00am and from 1.00pm - 4.00pm.


In line with West Sussex schools we have 5 INSET days per year when the Nursery School is closed. You will be informed of these dates via the newsletter and website.


In addition to their free entitlement, families can buy (or use their extended entitlement) extended sessions, including Breakfast, Lunch and After School Club. Our aim is to provide a service which is tailored as much as possible to families' requirements.


If you're interested in applying for a place at Boundstone for your child, we ask that you come for a visit so you can get to know our provision and ethos a bit better and be sure we are the right place for you. We can also talk you through the application process and answer any questions that you have about us. To book a show round, please give us a call on 01903 276860.

Boundstone Nursery School

Special Support Centre for Speech & Language

Our Special Support Centre (SSC) for children with additional speech and language needs is known as the Rainbow Room and based within our Nursery School.

The SSC is for children with significant speech and language needs. Children are only offered a place in the SSC following referral by a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT).


Children in the SSC receive support for a range of speech and language difficulties. These may include:


  • understanding what people are saying (receptive language)

  • using spoken language (expressive language)

  • producing intelligible speech (speech sound production)

  • attention and listening skills

  • interacting with adults and children (social communication)


The SSC is staffed by:


  • The Teacher-in-Charge

  • Speech & Language Therapists (part time)

Ofsted Inspection

Following on from our Ofsted inspection in 2023 we are very proud to announce that our Nursery School was "Outstanding once again".  A link to this report can be found on the Ofsted page of our website.

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