Daisykins Nursery to set up alongside Rugby Free Primary School

Cllr Helen Walton and Cllr Jill Simpson-Vince, lead proposer Tom Legge, Cllr Carolyn Robbins and trustee David Johnson
Cllr Helen Walton and Cllr Jill Simpson-Vince, lead proposer Tom Legge, Cllr Carolyn Robbins and trustee David Johnson

Rugby’s first free school has announced Daisykins Day Nursery will open a private nursery on the school premises.

Rugby Free Primary School will open in September in the iKon building within the Central Park development in north Rugby.

Daisykins, which has been twice graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, was shortlisted as a finalist in Nursery World’s Nursery of the Year award and recognised by Nursery Management Today as having one of the top five indoor learning environments in the UK. Daisykins also runs the ‘outstanding’ Wild Club at Paddox Primary School in Rugby.

Tom Legge, lead proposer of Rugby Free Primary School, said: “The spacious school building offers all the room we need to create a high quality, safe learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities for the 420 children who will eventually occupy the school.

“We are committed to creating a school that fits the needs of the local community and many parents approached us about offering nursery provision on site. Alongside Daisykins, we will be working with colleagues at the Education Funding Agency to obtain the necessary permissions to open successfully.

“We received a number of very strong submissions from excellent providers and this exciting partnership with a first-rate nursery provider means that parents with younger children will be able to access the highest possible standard of care on site and will be able to drop off and collect siblings together.

We work incredibly hard to provide the best care and learning environment we can for all the children we are with every day

Pam Simpkins, Daisykins Day Nursery

“We look forward to working with Daisykins during the refurbishment of iKon to ensure that we have provision on site that meets parents’ and our expectations.”

Pam Simpkins of Daisykins said: “We work incredibly hard to provide the best care and learning environment we can for all the children we are with every day and we are delighted that we will be able to extend our highly regarded provision to children in north Rugby.”

To find out more about Daisykins’ nursery provision at Rugby Free Primary School’s Central Park site, email nursery@rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk or call (01788) 524491.

More information will be published on the school’s website, www.rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk as soon as it becomes available.

To find out more about a Reception place for this September at Rugby Free Primary School call 01788 524491.