St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth

St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth


Good morning, welcome to the Autumn term. This week is for settle sessions only. Nursery staff will be in from 8am today if you need to confirm your settle sessions 02392326069. Today and tomorrow we are asking parents/carers to stay with your child for the hour. Thank you.
The Nursery will be open next week for settle sessions only. Please contact the Nursery if you have forgotten your child's settle sessions. We can't wait to see you all next week.
St Paul's Catholic Primary School tours for 2023 Year R.
Some tips from Portsmouth Council to support with the cost of living.
Congratulations 🎉 to all of our pre-school graduates! 🎓 GOOD LUCK at Big School! x

Nursery Graduation Video…
Due to the extreme heat today we will not be accessing the outdoors but we have a variety of exciting indoor activities to carryout.
Next week we are forecast a heat wave, with temperatures expected to reach 30c and above. Please can all nursery children,
*be dressed appropriately for the weather
*have a high factor suncream applied before they come to nursery and suncream provided for reapplication during the day
*a labelled sun hat
*a drink bottle
Outdoor play will be restricted during this time, with short sessions of 10 to 20 minutes outdoors depending on the weather at the time. Please keep safe during this time.
Thank you.
Don't forget tomorrow is the picnic and all children and families are invited. The picnic is at 12pm on the school field. If you would like your child to join you for the picnic please collect themfrom Nursery by 11.55am and wait at the gate in the church carpark. If your child attends an afternoon session and you will not be staying with them please drop them off before 11.55am. If you would like to take your child home after the pincic please collect all of your child's belongings before the pinic begins as no one will be in the nursery. All staff and remaining children will be on the school field for 12pm, if you are late we will be located under the tree near the playground.

If you have not prebooked a picnic for your child, you will have to provide them with one as this can not be booked tomorrow.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
The children are spending alot more time playing in the garden in the beautiful sunshine. Please can we ask that all children come into nursery wearing sun cream and a sun hat with their name written inside. The nursery staff will reapply sun cream throughout the day.
Thank you.
This week the children have been listening to and joining in with the actions and words to the ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ story.
Here is a link to Michael Rosen telling the story, which the children all enjoy watching! 🐻
For the rest of the summer term St Paul's Nursery will be embracing the Portsmouth 'Read with me' project. We will be sharing 10 core books with the children whilst incorporating different experiences for each book, including story sacks and interactive sensory resources. We will share some photographs soon.

School Nursery welcoming children aged from 2 years to 4 years old. We are a term time only Nursery. We provide a healthy nutritious morning snack.

The Nursery is open from 9am until 3pm with a breakfast club starting from 8.15am and an after school club ending at 3.30pm.
. Nursery Fees
Full day for a 2 year old is £36 and for 3&4 year olds is £30. Half a day from 9am until 12pm or 12pm until 3pm is £18 for a 2 year old and £15 for 3&4 year olds. Breakfast club is £3.50 for a 2 year olds and £3.00 gor 3&4 year olds. Afterschool club is £2.50

Operating as usual

October at Portsmouth Libraries 20/10/2023

Free half term activities:

Halloween Disco:

Arts & Crafts at Port Solent:

Wilder Paulsgrove:

Royal Armouries Fort Nelson - spooky activities 🎃:

Various activities at Portsmouth libraries 📚:

October at Portsmouth Libraries This page is where you will find a selection of low cost or free events and activities for kids this October at Portsmouth libraries.


.....and just like that, our first half term has come to an end. Don't forget the Nursery will be closed next week for the October half term holiday. We hope you all have a happy and safe week, see you soon.


During group time today all of the children helped to make different flavoured Gruffalo crumble! Don’t worry we didn’t use a real Gruffalo! 😂)
Ladybirds - summer fruits
Bumblebees - strawberry
Butterflies - apple
Dragonflies - peach


This week the children have had lots of fun discovering different textured play. This has included: playdough, shaving foam, pasta, rice, ice, squashy paint in balloons and jelly.

Photos from St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth's post 06/10/2023

There will be a special menu tomorrow for warm lunches. Red option is hot dog and green option is pizza.

Photos from St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth's post 04/10/2023

Today the school (yrs 3/4) had a visit from some farm animals. The nursery children were very excited to see two pigs (Oreo and Cookie) and two sheep (Cojo and Charlie.) 🐖 🐑 😊


Today the ladybird 🐞 group used props to act out the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’.


We hope you have a lovely weekend.


This week during group and story times the children have been enjoying listening to the rhyming book ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. We made puppets of the different characters and had fun using these to tell the story.

Photos from St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth's post 15/09/2023

Did you know we have 5 adult and 4 baby giant African snails 🐌 as nursery pets?!
The children have enjoyed watching them move around their tank, looking for dandelion leaves to eat! 🐌
Some of the children were also excited to be able to hold a snail. 🐌😁

Photos from St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth's post 15/09/2023

Happy weekend everyone! 😊


We are so excited to start our first full week of the Autumn term tomorrow. Here are a few reminders for you all:

•School dinners will need to be booked and paid for through Scopay in advance (book today for tomorrow). If you have not activated your Scopay account or received your letter, please provide a packed lunch for your child. We can not reheat food at the nursery.

•Please ensure all paperwork is completed in full, including funding forms and supply your child's birth certificate and proof of address, dated within the last 3 months. Unfortunately, children will not be able to be left without completed paperwork. Please ask a member of the team if you need support with your paperwork.

•Please label all of your child's belongings with their name. Don't forget to provide a drink bottle, change of clothes, nappies and wipes if needed.

We understand tomorrow may be an anxious day, please call the Nursery on 023 9232 6069 any time to check in on your little one. Please leave a message if we are unable to answer and a member of the team will get back to you.

Have a lovely evening and see you tomorrow.


Have a great weekend everyone! 😊
We look forward to seeing you all next week, for the start of the nursery term. 📚✏️🚗🧸


The 2024 school applications open online on Monday 6th November.

St Paul's Catholic Primary School are carrying out open days on Wednesday 11th October and Wednesday 8th November. To book a time, please call the school on 023 9237 5488 or email [email protected].


It was great to see so many of our returning parents/carers and children, as well as welcoming our new families, at our settle sessions today. 😊
Please remember to bring back all relevant paperwork tomorrow. THANK YOU!

Photos from St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth's post 04/09/2023

Today we received an exciting letter from Buckingham Palace; in recognition for the colourful card we sent to celebrate King Charles’ coronation! 👑🇬🇧🥰


Can you help us? We are currently collecting exciting and creative toys and resources for Sept 2023.
Any donations are gratefully received. Thank you for your continued support. 🥰


Free stay and play sessions throughout the city.


With just one more week left of the summer holidays, here are a few reminders.

The Nursery will reopen from Wednesday 6th September for settle sessions ONLY. Settle sessions are for new and returning children. Please email the Nursery if you are unsure of your settle dates and times [email protected].

The Nursery will be back to normal sessions from Monday 11th September.

Don't forget you have until Thursday 31st August to apply or renew your 30 hour funding code, through the childcare choices website. If it is completed after this date, funding will not be applied until January 2024, this does not affect the statutory 15 hours funding.

Don't forget to apply for your 2year old funding code through the Portsmouth Council website.

We can not wait to see you all, enjoy your last week.


To all of our amazing preschoolers…
We are so proud of you! 🤩
We will miss you. Love from the St Paul’s Nursery Team 🐝🐜🦋🐞 xoxo


Don't forget the Preschool Graduation is tomorrow at 2pm in the school hall. If your preschool child does not normally attend a Monday, please can you drop them off at the nursery from 1.30pm. Parents/family will be allowed to enter the hall from 1.45pm.

The nursery will close to toddler children at 12pm tomorrow, we will remind you on the gate in the morning. Thank you for your support.


New to Reception Parents
Stay and Play date 12/7/23
During this stay and play parents will have an opportunity to purchases uniform bits directly from the school. Due to the internet not working today please ensure you have the correct change if you would like to make a purchase.

Ties £3.30
PE Bags £3.30
Small Book Bags £7.00
Large Book Bags £9.00
Water Bottles £1.25

Photos from St Paul's Nursery, Portsmouth's post 04/07/2023

Bruno update.
Some of the children have been asking Sarah this week if Bruno is OK in his new home. Sarah just wanted to share with the children that Bruno has settled in really well and is very happy in his new home. Bruno has his big rabbit hutch from Nursery with all his toys and some new ones too. Bruno has become good friends with Sarah's cats Gizmo and Jess, they love playing in the garden together. Sometimes Bruno can be a bit cheeky and sneak in the house and help himself to Jess and Gizmo's treats but they don't mind sharing.

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college in Portsmouth?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Videos (show all)

Take a look at all of the fun activities we did for World Book Day and our own World Book Week.
February activities continued
St Paul's Nursery February 2022
Are you looking for Quality Childcare? St Paul's Nursery has spaces available to start in September 2021, take a look at...
Crossing the finish line
Spaces are available now at St Paul's Nursery. For further information please phone on 02392326069.
What an amazing first week we have had in Nursery. We are so happy with how well the children have settled in especially...
Spaces available to start in September
Our last activity/ top tip for the week is from Kirsty.We hope you have enjoyed the activities /top tips this week, plea...





Bourne Road

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3pm
Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
Other Preschools in Portsmouth (show all)
Canoe Lake Nursey Forest School Canoe Lake Nursey Forest School
Canoe Lake Nursery, Eastern Parade
Portsmouth, PO49RF

Forest School located in the garden of Canoe Lake Nursery.

Padnell Pre-School Padnell Pre-School
Portsmouth, PO88DS

Padnell Pre-School aims to provide a happy, welcoming and secure environment where children play and

Forest School at Canoe Lake Nursery Forest School at Canoe Lake Nursery
Canoe Lake Nursery, Eastern Parade
Portsmouth, PO49RF

Forest School located in the grounds of Canoe Lake Nursery

Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Portsmouth, PO63LY

Top Quality Sustainable Childcare with Flexible hours to suit your family.

The Corner Pre-school The Corner Pre-school
Lichfield Road
Portsmouth, PO36DE

Local pre-school with an outstanding Ofsted report

Tops Day Nurseries: Copnor Tops Day Nurseries: Copnor
Pompey Health And Fitness Club
Portsmouth, PO35EW

Tops Copnor is based within Roko Health Club on Copnor Road in Portsmouth. The nursery was previously

Big Discoveries Big Discoveries
Portsmouth, PO169AD

Nursery provider in Portchester

Tops Day Nurseries: Lakeside Tops Day Nurseries: Lakeside
North Harbour Business Park, Western Road
Portsmouth, PO63EN

Top quality sustainable childcare with flexible hours to suit your family.

Teddy Bears Nursery School Teddy Bears Nursery School
232 Southampton Road
Portsmouth, PO64QD

Teddy Bears Nursery School in Portchester provides high quality child care for parents of children a

Little Bears Forest Preschool Little Bears Forest Preschool
Langstone Church, Shore Avenue
Portsmouth, PO48NB

We are a small privately owned preschool, run by a local family with dedicated, highly qualified and

Hayling Community Preschool Hayling Community Preschool
St Mary's Road
Portsmouth, PO119DD

Hayling Community Preschool is non profit OFSTED registered providing care & education for 2-4yrs,ch