Farley, Salisbury

Farley Nursery Schools

Old School House, Church Road, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AH

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01722 712 313

Farley Nursery Schools also care for children in Sparsholt and Steeple Langford

Farley Nursery School is located in the lovely village of Farley, in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.

Farley Nursery School is a beautiful natural setting, where we create an exceptional environment for children to grow. We are an OUTSTANDING Ofsted-registered setting with over 15 years of childcare knowledge and experience. We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic practitioners who provide the children with every tool they need to thrive here at Farley.

Our nursery is located in a beautiful village on the outskirts of Salisbury. We are surrounded by endless fields and diverse wildlife.  I believe outdoor learning truly is the key in promoting our children’s confidence, health and well-being. Farley provides a safe, stimulating environment for all children which enables them to find their voice and most importantly – have fun doing it!

Emily Colligan, Nursery Manager

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  • A wonderfully unique outdoor learning nursery like no other in the South of England
  • A progressive learning environment for all ages of children to learn, develop and flourish
  • We offer three-year-old Government funded 15 and 30 hours
  • Our on site cook freshly prepares nutritious meals for the children every evening
  • Authentic Learning Journals, handwritten by our dedicated team, giving you lifelong memories
  • Our staff are passionate about educating the children outdoors, and finding original ways to embrace the early years learning in the natural environment.

Age Groups

Our nursery is split into 5 groups, with each one designed to cater to a specific age range. The children transition between these groups when they are developmentally ready, not based on their age.

Farley Nursery School, Salisbury

Marigold Room

(6-18 months)

Marigold is where the Farley Nursery School bubble begins and where the first impressions of outdoor learning is fully embedded in our play. The sensory environment allows for our babies to learn and develop new skills from talking to walking, in their first real experience of each season through the year

Merrygrove Room

(18-24 months)

When finding your feet, and you just need to start taking those independent steps, Merry grove is where the magic happens. Friendships begin as we play alongside one another and it’s a wonderful time to really start being aware of the environment around us, and developing those simple sounds and sentences.

Bee Garden

(24 – 36 months)

Our children in Bee are just the best! The busy two-year-old Bees in Bee Garden always buzzing around having the best time, exploring, and taking adventures in the flourishing gardens at Farley.

Big Bees Room

(36-48 months)

When you’ve grown in confidence and your letters and sounds are waiting to be found! The Big Bees are our younger 3-year-olds, and this is a delightful time in developing their social skills. The fabulous staff work alongside the parents to help toilet training, and to conquer and tricky moments that can sometimes arise!

Preschool: Top Conker

(36 – 60 months)

Top Conker is the room where every child at Farley dreams to be. When reaching the magical age of 4, you transition to Top Conker and fulfil the fantasies of friendship and fun all in the outdoor learning environment of the field. The team in Top Conker prepare the children for school readiness through exciting activities encouraging independence and confidence. Why just read about the Hungry Caterpillar, go, and explore our beautiful gardens to find the caterpillar and hunt for the butterfly!

We love to hear what the children think, so we offer them a Top Conker Council, an opportunity to hear the child’s voice.


Our nursery and pre-school is open weekdays from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, for 52 weeks of the year. We are closed on bank holidays during which time no fees will be payable.

  • Full Day Session: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Morning Session: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

I have had two children attend Farley Nursery and have absolutely loved the care and attention the setting has given. Each and every one of the staff are incredible and as a family, we always feel so supported!


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Help with Fees

Farley Nursery School is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Refer a Friend

If you have a friend or family member who is looking for a place for their child at Farley Nursery School, please ask them to complete the Get in Touch form, stating “Referral + Your Name” in the comments box. If a place is available and they do register their child, both you and your friend could receive £25 off one month’s fees!

Terms and conditions apply.


We believe it’s very important to encourage our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them through their entire lives and can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Rating and are able to cater for all dietary requirements.

Fresh homemade food

Our dedicated on-site chef prepares healthy balanced meals on a daily basis and ensures our children are offered their 5-a-day

Varied seasonal menus

Menus are constantly varied to encourage curiosity whilst taking into account dietary and nutritional needs.


We teach our children about different types of food and how it helps them grow, encouraging good habits for the future.

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