Forton Nursery, established in 1972, is sited at the Parish Hall in the village of Forton. Forton is situated east of the market town Newport Shropshire. The Nursery is surrounded by farmland in a beautiful rural setting yet located just 2 minutes from the A41, with easy access to both Telford , Wolverhampton and Staffordshire.
At Forton Nursery we aim to provide the best of care in a safe, secure, relaxed but  creative and eduactional environment. Every child is respected and encouraged to develop socially, physically, emotionally, culturally and to gain knowledge through a range of experiences which will nurture, promote confidence and independance.
The Hall dates from 1834 and was originally the Village Schoolhouse. (The old boys and girls entrances still visable today). When the school closed the parish took over the keep of the buiding and the Nursery opened its doors at this site for the first time in 1972.
The Main Hall has zoned areas for Science, Nature, Maths, Mark Making, separate areas for Contruction, Creative, Messy Play and Imaginative Role Play. There is also a room for Reading and Quiet Time.

The building is surrounded by a safe, large outdoor area of paviour and grass. There is a beautiful Sensory Garden area and a Garden area for growing Fruits & Vegetables.

Opening Times are from 8.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday (Term Time). The Nursery operates a Summer School for three weeks in August.  Proven to be very popular the Summer School has limited places available so early booking is advisable. Please contact us for further information.

''We are very proud of our team who do a wonderful job''.

In our last Ofsted inspection Forton Nursery was judged to be 'Outstanding' in all areas.
'Teaching is inspirational and has a very positive affect on children's learning as staff use a superb range of methods to help children engage with challenging activities. Consequently, children make significant progress from their starting points and are very well prepared for school'. OFSTED May 2014

  1. Leanne Bayton - Nursery Manager
    Leanne Bayton - Nursery Manager

​NVQ Level 3 in Child Care Learning and Development
Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies
​On going BA Hons in Childhood Studies
Child Protection Level 3
Paediatric First Aid
​SENDCo in the Early Years
FGM - Recogonising and Preventing
Prevent Duty Level 2
​Food Hygiene Level 2
​Behaviour Management oof Pre-School Children
​Early Language Development Training
​EYFS Training 1,2 and 3
             '' We aim to provide an equal amount of child and adult led activities to cover all areas of the Early Learning Goals and to promote your child's self-esteem by being able to choose for themselves and to form good relationships with both peers and adults within the Nursery setting''.

Daily Routine

  • 8.00 - 9.30am Table Top Activities
  • 9.30am - 9.50am Circle Time, Registration, Weather/Day Board & Phonics
  • 9.50am - 11.05am Free Play (Children have the choice of what they would like to play with for example paint, sand, dressing up, jigsaws, construction or reading). The 'Friut Cafe' is also open during free play. The children are also offered the option of going outside to play.
  • 11.05am - 11.15am Tidy up Time. All children are expected to help with tidying up.
  • 11.15am - 11.25am Story Time. Children are put into age appropriate groups for a story.
  • 11.25am - 11.45am Adult Led Activity. Children are split into groups and take part in planned, organised activities todevelop their abilities. ( Sometimes groups may work together ).
  • 11.45am - 11.55am Singing and Rhymes. Again the children are put into age appropriate groups to enjoy singing activities. ( Sometimes groups may work together ).
  • 12.00pm Morning Session ends.
  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm Lunch Time Creche.
  • 12.45pm -1.15pm Table Top Activities.
  • 1.15pm - 1.35pm Registration.
  • 1.35pm - 2.55pm Child Initiated Play ( With Adult Led Acivity ). The 'Fruit Cafe' is also open between 2.00pm and 2.50pm.
  • 2.50pm - 3.00pm Tidy Up Time.
  • 3.00pm - 3.15pm Story Time.
  • 3.15pm - 3.45pm Outside Play.
  • 3.45pm - 3.55pm Singing.
  • 4.00pm - Afternoon Session Ends.
  • 4.00pm - 5.00pm Tea Time Creche.
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm By prior notification. Activities may vary accordingly.

Although we try to follow this routine to the best of ability the understanding that flexibility may be required to support a child's needs.


Fees April 2017

Early Start 8.00am - 9.00am @ £2.25 (per half hour)
Morning Session 9.00am - 12.00 noon @ £13.50
Lunch Time  12.00 noon - 1.00pm @£4.50
Afternoon Session 1.00pm - 4.00pm @ £13.50
Short Day 9.00am - 4.00pm @ £31.50
Late finish 4.00pm-6.00pm @ £9.50
Tea @ £2.00

Free Education
All Three and Four Year Olds can benefit from Free Part Time Pre School Education  for 15 hours a week during school term times, starting the term after their third birthday. (Government Free Entitlement Terms & Conditions apply).
Free education for 2 year olds
The scheme could be your ticket to improve your life, as well as supporting your child’s learning and development.
Are you eligible?
If the family claims any one of the following, the answer is yes:
Income Support
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
Child Tax Credit and have an Annual income not over £16,190 (CTC)
Working Tax Credit and have an Annual income not over £16,190 (WTC)
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Support through Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Universal Credit
Two year olds are also eligible if they:
Have a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC) *
Attract Disability Living Allowance (DLA) *
They are Looked after by their Local Authority
Have left care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order *
* Documentation will be required as proof where an application is made against these additional criteria. Copies of the documentation can be posted or emailed to the Think2 Team.


''Company Childcare Vouchers are welcome and accepted''.


Contact Details:
Telephone: (01952) 820440
Email: fortondaynursery@gmail.com
Forton Parish Hall
Forton Newport
TF10 8BY
Follow us
Share and like