Welcome to Ribchester Nursery School







Sessions available for all 2-5 years


Breakfast  - 8.00am - 9.00am

Morning session - 9.00am - 12.00am

Lunch  - 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Afternoon session - 1.00pm - 3.15pm

Full Day - 8.00/9.00am - 3.15pm  

Hourly rate for all children - £3.80


From September 2017


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am - 3.15pm -morning, lunch, afternoon sessions.

Breakfast session available each morning 8.00-9.00am.


Welcome to Ribchester Nursery School,

a hidden gem in a former village school on quiet Stydd Lane in Ribchester. 

Nestled between farmland, fields and country lanes we enjoy

a very private rural setting where the children can experience the countryside first hand.


Established in 1986 we have an excellent reputation within the village and

surrounding areas for offering quality childcare and education

in a tranquil, safe and stimulating environment.


Our professional staff are very highly qualified and have many years of experience.

Quite a small number of children attend each day in family groupings so

ratios of staff to children are very high.


The nursery is a calm, bright and nurturing place where each child is valued as a unique and special person. 

At our last Ofsted inspection Ribchester Nursery School was proud to be awarded good in all areas.


Taster sessions at Ribchester Nursery School

We always recommend that your child attends taster sessions before starting nursery. This gives you                  the chance to discuss your child's routine and individual needs with the Key Person.

When your child joins us we arrange as many taster sessions as each parent feels necessary.

The first taster is usually around 45 minutes where parents are invited to stay with their child,meet the team and get to know our nursery.

After that we arrange several more ranging from 1 – 3 hours to build up your child’s confidence with being in the nursery and getting to know their peers and staff.

During each taster session, we try to get to know your child as much as possible so we can ensure we have out activities which we know your child will like to help them to feel settled.


Term Dates 2017/8

We open term time for 38 weeks of the year,

follow local school holiday patterns

and offer places for children between 2 and 5 years of age. 

Autumn Term 2017 - 15 weeks

Starts: Tuesday 5 September 2017
Half term: Monday 30 October - Friday 3 November 2017
Ends: Thursday 21 December 2017

Spring Term 2018 - 10 weeks

Starts: Tuesday 9 January 2018
Half term: Monday 12 February - Friday 16 February 2018
Ends: Thursday 22 March 2018

Summer Term 2018 - 13 weeks

Starts: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Half term - 2 weeks : Monday 28 May - Friday 12 June 2018
Ends: Thursday 19 July 2018

38 weeks in total



We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Plesase telephone to arrange a visit on 07847 840 764

(located between Longridge and Whalley - easily accessed from the A59)




Contact Information

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Ribchester Nursery School S.S.Peter and Paul Parish Centre Stydd Lane


07847 840 764