On behalf of the governors, staff and children of Canterbury Nursery School we warmly welcome you to our website.  We are an outstanding nursery school with excellent facilities located at the heart of Canterbury Estate in Bradford West Yorkshire.  We work in close collaboration with the highly successful Exceed schools to ensure we provide the best opportunities for our children and the community.

At Canterbury Nursery School each child is important to us and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure we provide the highest quality education for young children along side high quality support for parents so that every child can make accelerated progress in all areas of their learning.

We are extremely proud of our school and our achievements and would be delighted to show you around.  If you would like to visit us please contact the school office.


Jackie Bracewell 

Head of School 

Our vision

At Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families the children are at the heart of an encouraging and challenging environment where everyone recognises and celebrates our differences, communicates the importance of learning and believes that everyone can achieve.

Upcoming Events

Latest Canterbury Nursery School and Centre Events

Stay and Play17Dec2018

9:15 am - 11:15 am @ Creche

Come along with your children and play

The Woodland Suite Nativity18Dec2018

Times to be confirmed, dates subject to change, more information to follow.

Christmas Jumper Day19Dec2018

Children are invited to come to nursery wearing their Christmas jumpers or party clothes for their Christmas parties with children and staff. Times to be confirmed, dates subject to change, more information to follow.

End of Term19Dec2018

Nursery closes for Christmas. Nursery re-opens Thursday 13th January.

The Meadow Suite Sing Along With Parents19Dec2018

Parents are invited to join their children in the Meadow Suite for a sing-a-long session. Times to be confirmed, dates subject to change, more information to follow.

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At Canterbury Nursery School we believe good attendance is essential if children are to be settled and take full advantage of the learning and development opportunities available to them. Good attendance is a skill for life and has an impact on a child’s whole school experience.  As well as affecting your child’s academic potential, poor or irregular attendance can have an impact on your child’s friendships, self-esteem and confidence.  Also we believe regular attendance at nursery can set good practice for statutory school.

90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:

  • one half day each week,
  • nearly four weeks every school year
  • one school year over the course of the whole school lifetime

We expect all our children at nursery to attend regularly as we know how much they learn from being here every day. We ask all our families to aim for 90% attendance.  If a child’s attendance has fallen below this, we would invite the family to come and meet with us to discuss their child's attendance and offer any support needed to help it improve.