Welcome to Dove Bank

Nursery & Doves Child Care

At Dove Bank, we offer two different Early Years classes. These two classes are based on the school site in the Pre-School building and are part of Dove Bank Primary School. 

Find out more below


Dove Bank Nursery caters specifically for children who are 3 and 4 and in their final year before compulsory school age. Children join our Nursery the September after their 3rd birthday. We offer NEF of 15 hours as well as the extended 30 hours entitlement (Find out more at Childcare Choices). We also offer additional fee paying places.

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities to help develop children’s knowledge and skills including ASM Fundacats. 

There is also a wealth of opportunities for your child to become familiar with the school and its surroundings. As part of the school, this enables our children to make excellent links with all staff within the school thus providing a smooth transition to our Reception class.

Doves Child Care

 Doves Child Care caters specifically for two year olds offering both funded and fee paying places as well as offering NEF Funded places to children who are too young to join our school Nursery . Doves Child Care is governor run.


Our aim is to deliver the very best introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage and through a wide range of activities to support children’s interests, knowledge and skills thus preparing them for Nursery life.
Doves Child Care caters for all individuals and we pride ourselves on building excellent parent partnerships to enable children to develop to their full potential.​

Opening Hours of Nursery and Doves:

We offer a range of flexible arrangements as well as paid sessions.  Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 09.00 – 15.00 (Term time only)

If you are interested in a place please contact the school office on 01782 898015 or office@dovebank.staffs.sch.uk to discuss what hours you would require and to visit.

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