Rosebank Primary School

"We are all friends and together we succeed"

Our Nursery    


Take a look inside our Nursery for 2 & 3 year olds 

The Nursery is located on school premises, has a large indoor and outdoor area with many different areas of provision to help your child develop the following skills: - Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.

Have a look at our short video to find out about our Nursery for 2 and 3 year olds. Application forms are available on our "Apply to Nursery" page.

Apply for a place at Rosebank's Nursery

Please phone school for more details on how you can apply for a place

Tel: 0113 243 3497 or 



Nursery Parents Workshop Autumn 2023

Admission Forms

If you would like to apply for a place for your child in either our 2 or 3 year old nursery, please complete the relevant form below. Once completed, please hand it into the main office at Rosebank Primary or email an electronic copy to

School will then contact you to arrange an appointment for you to visit the nursery and meet the team. Please bring with you your child's birth certificate or passport (originals) to the meeting.  

Click here to download the admission forms for 2 & 3 year old Nursery

Nursery Start & Finish Times

Click on the link below to find out the start and finish times for our 2 and 3 year old nursery. Here you will also find out which days of the week your child is able to attend.

Click here for start & finish times and days available

3 Year Olds Nursery

We offer 15 hours free per week to all our nursery children. Your child will attend 2 and 1/2 days  every week.  So the options look like this:

Option 1 - Every Monday and Tuesday (8:45a.m. - 3:00p.m.) and Wednesday morning (8:45 - 11:40a.m.)

Option 2 - Wednesday afternoon (12:30 - 3:00p.m.) and full days Thursday and Friday (8:45a.m. - 3:00p.m.)

If you want to change your Nursery days we can offer flexibility. We also offer 30 hours for children with working parents. Please ask our Nursery Teacher Mrs Simpson, at the main office or visit our "Requesting Extra Hours" page to find out if you are eligible.

2 Year Olds Nursery


Our 2 year old nursery is run by staff who have early years’ experience, to teach, nurture and care for your children. It is an exciting opportunity to give children the best start to learning and has been proven to be highly successful at a variety of schools across the city.

Children can attend from the term after they are two. For example, any child who has celebrated or will celebrate their second birthday before 31st August can begin Rosebank Primary School in September. All parents have to do is complete an admission form that is available from the school office.

Due to the high ratio of adults to children – every four children will have one adult key worker – a half day session is £30 and a full day is £60. However, you could be eligible for fifteen hours of free childcare per week. There are currently places available on the following days and times:


  • 2 full days and a half day session, Monday, Tuesday (8:45am to 3:00pm) & Wednesday morning (8:45am to 11:40am) 
  • 2 full days and a half day session, Wednesday afternoon (12:30pm to 3:00pm) and Thursday Friday (8:45am to 3:00pm)


Your two year-old can get 15 hours of free early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of £15,400 or less a year, after tax
  • Tax Credits and you have an income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax
  • 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)

 A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:

  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

To prove you are eligible for fifteen hours of free childcare, either contact Family Information Service (Leeds City Council) and gain a letter of confirmation to bring to school, or give your details – surname, date of birth and NI number – to the office when filling our admission form.

Places will go fast so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to nurture skills, vocabulary and social play as early as possible.

Areas of Provision

We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life.  We ensure that all children are safe, healthy and happy.   Nursery is a vital place in which children settle into education and are supported to become confident, independent learners. Our nursery provides an exciting, stimulating and challenging environment indoors and outdoors that encourages children to develop knowledge and skills through play.  The teaching and learning we provide sets the foundation for good future progress for school and life.

Follow the link to our "Preparing for Nursery" page to find useful information about what to expect when your child starts and how you can prepare. 

The Early Years Foundation Curriculum

The Early years Curriculum covers seven areas of learning, these consist of three prime areas and four specific areas.  All areas of learning and development are important and are inter-connected.

Prime Areas

  • Communication and Language: (Listening and attention; Understanding; Speaking.) We provide opportunities and experiences for children to develop rich language skills; to develop skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical Development: (Moving and handling; Health and self-care) We provide opportunities for children to be active; to develop their coordination and control in movement. Children access a wide range of activities to develop their gross and fine motor skills,  Children are supported to develop an understanding of the importance of personal hygiene and the importance making health choices.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development: (Self-confidence and self-awareness; Managing feelings and behaviour; Making relationships) Children are supported in developing positive relationships with others and self-confidence. to develop social social skills, manage their feelings and respect others.


Specific Areas

  • Literacy: (Reading and writing) Children develop their early reading skills through accessing a wide-range of books and sharing stories to inspire and interest them.   The children play lots of letters and sounds games to support their early reading development.  The children are provided with a wide range of mark-making resources including large scale drawing with chalks, paints and pens indoors and outdoors.
  • Mathematics: (Numbers; Shape, space and measure) Children have opportunities to develop their understanding of number through singing number and shape through singing songs and playing games indoors and outdoors.


  • Understanding the World: (People and communities; The world; Technology) Children are supported as they begin to make sense of the world around them. They have opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people and places, technology and the environment through a rich variety of resources.
  • Expressive Arts and Design: (Exploring and using media and materials; Being imaginative)Children explore and access a wide range of media and materials. Children  are encouraged to develop and share their own thoughts, feelings and ideas through a range of activities such as art, role-play, dance, music, movement and DT.


Characteristics of Effective Learning

Children learn in different ways, we reflect on these characteristics when planning activities and resources and utilise these within our practice.


Playing and exploring

Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to ‘have a go.’

Active learning

Being involved and concentrating
Keeping trying
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do 

Creating and thinking critically

Having their own ideas
Making links
Choosing ways to do things

The EYFS emphasises that parents are a child's primary educator, therefore we support  parents with contributing to their child's learning.