The first pre-school in Sheffield to have twice been graded Outstanding by OFSTED!

This provision is outstanding…. providing a diverse and imaginative range of learning experiences that excites children……Each child feels valued and special……Children thrive in this stimulating and fully inclusive environment. They are skilfully helped to be very self-assured, articulate and resourceful learners.”
– OFSTED 2016

At St Thomas’ Nursery, our commitment is to provide a loving, safe and stimulating environment for your children, allowing them to achieve their full potential. Within our setting children flourish; developing greater independence and establishing happy and healthy relationships with friends.

Staff are exceptionally well trained and supervised. They engage in innovative professional development activities, in order to maintain high standards of care and teaching. This means that they are well equipped to deliver first-class learning experiences that support children to make rapid progress.”
– OFSTED 2016

Our most recent OFSTED inspection graded us as ‘Outstanding’ – giving you the assurance that your child will receive the very best in early years education.

“Partnerships with parents are extremely strong. Staff engage parents exceptionally well in children’s development and provide them with an extensive range of information to support children’s learning at home. This promotes an exemplary collaborative approach to children’s learning.”

Below is an outline of the provision we offer. However, no list can take the place of a visit or personal contact. We would love to invite you to come and look around our nursery and meet the children and staff.

  • Flexible term time care for children aged 3-5 years
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • Free sessions available using both 15 and 30 hour funding
  • Superb outdoor learning environment with mud kitchen, water pumps, large sand pit, vegetable and fruit garden, and pebble play area
  • Regular trips and visits, as well as range of visitors to Nursery to enhance children’s learning experience
  • Outstanding support for children with additional needs


  • Monday and Friday 9am-12pm, with an optional lunch extension to 1pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, or a full day option 9am-3pm

For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact the Nursery Manager, Kathryn Sandersfield on 0114 267 1090.

Email: [email protected]

Our full OFSTED report can be viewed here.