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St. James Nursery and Pre-School

Our Nursery and Pre-School


We are OPEN for the care of ALL children - we have stayed open during the 'COVID-19 lockdown' 

Celebrating 40 years 1976 - 2016

St. James Nursery and Pre-School, opened in 1976 and has its home opposite St. James Park in Shirley, Southampton. We are a private, family owned nursery and pre-school. We were previously known as St James Park Road Nursery.


Our children are 3 months to 8 years and enjoy playing and learning in a nurturing, friendly, stimulating and secure environment, cared for by qualified and experienced staff.  We hold 6 Healthy Early Years Awards, including GOLD standard in 2020.  We are the first Setting in Southampton to achieve the GOLD award.  We have achieved 'The Curiosity Approach' Accreditation in 2020.


We offer all day & sessional, quality childcare, accepting tax free childcare, vouchers and the government funding (30 hours, 2/3/4 year).  We are open 51 weeks of the year.  We have secure, online Learning Journeys, giving parents immediate photos, videos & observations.

Our Vision is  

       'Children are at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to teach and inspire them to be happy, healthy, confident and have a love for learning, in a beautiful, stimulating and safe environment'


                                                         Our motto is

                                'Love, Learn and Smile'

  'Isla has blossomed into a bright, young lady and you have helped and all made a huge impact on her'  -  Isla's Mummy   

  'A fantastic nursery and the staff are always so friendly and welcoming'   -   Izzy and Gabe's Mummy

'Children are motivated to learn......a stimulating and welcoming environment. inside and outdoors..….children's behaviour is good.....'     -      Ofsted June 2019