Early Years

Welcome to the Early Years Unit at Archibald!

The Early Years Unit is always staffed by three teachers and three members of support staff as a minimum. All of these members of staff are Key Workers and will be responsible for your children when they are in school. We work closely together to ensure all children are happy, safe and secure and plan activities which allow for consistency and continuity across all ages and abilities. Mrs Nelson leads the team within the Early Years Unit.


The size of our Early Years Unit
Our Early Years Unit provides 52 part time Nursery places and 60 full time Reception places.


Session Times Nursery
We offer Nursery places on a 2 and a half day basis taken at either the beginning or end of the week. All children in nursery are requested to bring a packed lunch with them.

To apply for a nursery place please visit our Prospective Parent page.


Option 1
Monday 8.45 am – 3.15 pm
Tuesday 8.45 am – 3.15 pm
Wednesday 8.45 am – 11.30 am

Option 2
Wednesday 12.30 pm – 3.15 pm
Thursday 8.45 am – 3.15 pm
Friday 8.45 am – 3.15 pm


Morning session 8.45 am – 11.30 am
Lunchtime 11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Afternoon session 12.30 pm – 3.15 pm


Take a look at our Early Years Video here.