New girls’ nursery opens near Gloucestershire

This month Malvern St James Girls’ School celebrates the launch of MSJ Minis, a brand new independent nursery for girls aged three to four.

Open for the 2022/23 academic term, MSJ Minis is based on the beautiful Malvern St James campus, just across the border from Worcestershire, providing a new bespoke learning environment for its Nursery and Middle School classes. welcome.

With no girls-only nurseries in Gloucestershire, MSJ Minis gives local parents the opportunity to start their daughters’ educational journey in an all-girls setting, where they can explore their interests in an environment free from stereotypes and specially designed. to help their learning flourish.

Described as a “purpose-built space with a home-from-home feel,” the nursery has its own dedicated areas for role-playing, creative branding, and free play, while simultaneously benefiting from the state of the art. high school art. facilities, including its swimming pool and sports facilities, food and nutrition block, STEM center and pottery and art block – as well as its expert teaching staff and award-winning pastoral care delivery.

Pupils also have the older Malvern St James girls to look up to as role models.

Outdoor education is integrated into the daily program and there is even a school in the woods, where children can play in the clay kitchen. Additionally, students can expect regular days and visits to the parks and even the beach, while there is also the opportunity to participate in over 30 extracurricular activities.

With flexible provisions for modern families, MSJ Minis accepts government-funded care – with all three- and four-year-olds eligible to claim at least 15 hours of kindergarten education funding, and many families can claim 30 hours – and offers comprehensive care for busy parents.

Early Childhood Education funding can be used for “school days” at MSJ Minis, which begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. However, children are welcome to stay until 6pm, with unfunded hours charged at MSJ Minis’ hourly rate of £4.72.

Families can access their 15 or 30 free hours and have the option to pay for additional time based on their individual needs.

Offering places to students as early as September after their third birthday, MSJ Minis officially welcomed its first students on Monday, September 5, 2022 — registration for places is now open.

For more information on MSJ Minis, visit or contact the admissions team at [email protected] or (01684) 584625 to inquire about a place for your daughter.

Dora W. Clawson