Our School

“Exceptionally strong teamwork underpins the development of this outstanding nursery school. Led by an inspirational headteacher and supported by the highly effective governing body, everyone shares a philosophy dedicated to helping children and families. This is a vibrant community with respect for children at its heart.”

Ofsted, October 2014

With over 60 years of nursery education, strong traditional family values, and a dedicated team, Brantfield offers the very best in education and care for your child .

Brantfield Nursery (also known as Kendal Nursery School) offers the free 15 hour nursery session for 3 and 4 year old children which can be taken in various ways.

We have 2 classrooms for the free nursery sessions, Room 1 downstairs and Room 2 upstairs. Children can attend either one of these class groups for their free sessions depending on availablility.

Room 1 Session Times


  •  Mornings (9.00am-12.00 noon), or
  •  Afternoons (12.45pm-3.45pm)

Room 2 Session Times over 2 ½ days


  • Monday – Wednesday Group – Monday and Tuesday (9.00am-3.15pm) plus Wednesday morning (9.00am-11.30am), or
  • Wednesday –  Friday Group – Wednesday afternoon(12.45pm-3.15pm) and Thursday and Friday (9.00am-3.15pm)

Classes are staffed by a qualified teacher and a teaching assistant, this enables us to have up to 26 children in a class. Due to numbers increasing each term sometimes we may increase the staffing and numbers are usually around 30 children with 3 staff. We welcome students from the Kendal College, the University of Cumbria and Queen Katherine Teaching School ‘School Direct’ trainees which enhances the learning potential within the classrooms.
Brantfield Nursery School follows Cumbria County Councils nursery admission policy, details of this can be found on the county website.