Hornbeams Nursery and Foundation Unit

Hornbeams Nursery and Foundation Stage Unit is a 24 place nursery, situated in the picturesque hamlet of Hemington, Radstock. The nursery is part of our beautiful Victorian Village school, and enjoys the use of wonderful grounds and a tranquil rural setting. Hornbeams Nursery is open 38 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday, 9.00am-3.00pm. Hornbeams Nursery is registered to take children from the age of 2 years. 

Our Hornbeams Nursery and Foundation Stage Unit is staffed by an Early Years Teacher and experienced level 3 Early Years Practitioners. As a smaller than average group we have a high adult to child ratio, which means we are able to offer a more individual and tailored experience for your child. 

Our Foundation Stage Unit is attended by children from the nursery and the Reception class. All children have the opportunity to free play and take part in planned Early Years Foundation Stage curricular activities. These activities support children's early learning and development, providing children with the best start before joining key stage 1. 

Want more information?
For a full prospectus (PDF) please contact us:

Tel : 01373 834320

For further information about 2,3 &4 year old funding please click here.

Stay and Play

Hornbeams run a ‘Stay and Play’ Forest School every Wednesday morning 9.30-11.00 (term time only). Sessions offer an opportunity for you and your child to come and join in with our Forest School. It is a great way to experience a range of outdoor activities, whatever the weather! Wellies and waterproofs are advisable. Suitable for walking toddlers up to 5 years. Drinks and healthy snacks are provided. £2.50 per family (£1 per extra child for childminders). Please note that numbers are currently limited - please call the school office in advance to book your place or alternatively send a message to the Hornbeams Preschool Facebook messenger.

Hornbeams usually run a 'Stay and Play' indoor session every Monday morning 09.30 - 11.00 (term time only). Sessions offer an opportunity to come and experience what nursery is like and join in with activities such as arts and crafts. Drinks and a healthy snack are provided. £2.50 per family (£1 per extra child for childminders). However, this session is currently on hold due to covid-19 restrictions.

We welcome children from any of the surrounding towns and villages, regardless of which school they may be looking to attend. For further information, please contact the school.

Telephone: 01373 834320

Email: office@hemingtonprimary.co.uk

Here are a few useful links:

School readiness:

 School Readiness - A guide for parents and carers with children starting primary education


 Toddler development and language milestones - BBC Tiny Happy People

Summer Somerset Health Visiting Newsletter