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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' for the care of Vulnerable Children and the Children of Key Workers.

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 5 Healthy Early Years Awards.  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