Crossens Nursery School

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Our Vision is:


Confident Children, Lifelong Learners, Success at the Heart of the Community 

Crossens Nursery School is a Sefton Local Authority Nursery School. The Nursery is based on a site shared with Larkfield Primary and Presfield and Peterhouse Special Schools.


We provide Nursery Education for up to 90 three and four year olds and 16 two year olds. Children attending Crossens Nursery School move on to attend a number of local Primary schools with whom we have developed strong links.

The information contained in this website is intended to provide you with a broad outline of what Crossens Nursery School has to offer, covering admissions to the school, our aims, how we are organised, the curriculum offered and support available for children with Special Educational Needs or a disability.


We were delighted that the quality of our provision was recognised in our last inspection (June 2017), where we were judged to be outstanding in all areas. We were fortunate to be asked to work with OFSTED to pilot their new inspection framework in July 2019.

Our aspiration for the children who attend Crossens Nursery School is that they become confident, self-motivated learners, with the necessary skills and attitudes to achieve the best possible outcomes in their learning and development. We achieve this through the delivery of high quality education and the development of effective partnerships.

Our provision is underpinned by the development of children’s Characteristics of Effective Learning as we believe that children learn best when they develop a positive sense of themselves as a confident, competent and independent learner, are happy and secure and have formed a trusting relationship with the adults who work with them. 

We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect of those with different faiths or beliefs. For Nursery children this means learning right from wrong, learning to take turns and share, the promotion of positive views and the challenging of stereotypes.

Our mission is that:


  • Each child is valued as an individual with tremendous potential for learning
  • Each child is listened to and their needs and interests identified
  • Children feel happy and secure in our positive, nurturing environment 
  • Each child develops confidence in their Learning Journey supporting them to become successful lifelong learners
  • Our school plays a key role at the heart of the community.


Children and their families are central to our vision and it is our aim that governors, staff, parents / carers and other professionals work together relentlessly to deliver high quality provision that directly addresses the needs of each child.

The Senior Leadership Team and staff at the school promote opportunities for learning for children and families through their practice and behaviour which are underpinned by the following values:


Respect - for ourselves, for one another, in our school and in the wider community
Honesty and Consideration
Equality – across race, culture, gender, religion, language and special educational needs or disability
Lifelong Learning and Development
Co-operation – one team - collaborating seamlessly with parents, other professionals, schools and other nurseries or childcare establishments
Resilience, Quality and Standards – we have the highest expectations of ourselves and our partners as well as the children
Responsive and reflective – we seek the views of children and families to ensure that the services we offer meet the needs of children and families
Wellbeing – we prioritise the health, safety and well-being of children families and staff 


We are constantly reviewing the effectiveness of our provision. We set out our key improvement targets in an annual ‘School Improvement Plan’, while our longer term targets and aspirations are recorded in our 3 Year Strategic plan.


Informed by the findings of our most recent OFSTED Inspection, including feedback from the recent pilot inspection, and as a result of regular review and evaluation of our School, which involves feedback from parents, these are the priorities that governors and staff are working on during 2021 -2022:


  • Implement the revised professional development programme for all staff, focused on curriculum implementation, pupil progress and attainment and Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning.
  • Ensure curriculum planning is focused on the systematic acquisition of knowledge and skills and the promotion of cultural capital.
  • Continue to promote the highest standards of behaviour supporting children to develop as confident, independent and resilient learners.
  • Continue to ensure that all aspects of curricular provision focus on supporting children to understand how to keep themselves safe and healthy, the diverse nature of the community in which they live and how to collaborate and learn in a social context.
  • Give Safeguarding the highest priority. 
  • Consolidate leadership and management at all levels
  • Continue to extend the impact of the school to include other school and nursery settings within and beyond Sefton.


    Please feel free to contact the school direct where Mrs Louise Farrer, Mrs Shania Swift or Miss Vicky Mort will be able to deal with any further queries you may have.
    Thank you for visiting!

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    or Complete the Enquiry Form on the Contact Details Page

    Opening times

    • Monday – Friday: 7:45am - 3:45pm
    • Term Time Only

    Contact Us

    • Crossens Nursery School, Preston,
    • New Road, Southport,
    • Merseyside,
    • PR9 8PA

    01704 228624