Glebe Farm

Nursery School

Heighington Road, Canwick, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 2RJ

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01522 575055

Glebe Farm Nursery School is on Outstanding nursery located within idyllic woodland and meadows on the outskirts of Lincoln, a haven for freedom and exploration. The purpose built nursery has been designed with children in mind providing an exciting and stimulating space for them to grow and explore, where independence and active learning is given priority.

Nursery experience is often a child’s first venture into the larger world outside of their family home. By working in close partnership with parents and families we aim to provide a stimulating yet challenging environment, which is a warm and friendly extension of the home. The happy family atmosphere helps Children immediately feel secure and develop the confidence to explore, have fun, play, talk and learn together. We hope you will soon feel you belong here!

We grow produce in the garden and the children very enthusiastically help to cultivate our crops. They see where our food comes from and how it is prepared. The kitchen is very much the heart of the nursery like any home. The children love to bake and make bread to share with their family and friends.

Melissa Coville, Nursery Manager

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  • A beautifully converted farmhouse and barn into open plan environments
  • Outdoor classroom & dedicated woodland area for Forest School
  • Amazing outdoor spaces including discovery zone and vegetable patch
  • Awarded ‘Outstanding’ in our last 3 Ofsted Inspections
  • Children enjoy nutritious homemade meals and snacks each day prepared by our Cook
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds (15 & 30 Hours)

Age Groups

We do not believe that children should be isolated in one room where their opportunities for exploration are limited and therefore have designed an environment that is exciting and accessible to all children.  

All age groups have their own ‘classroom’ and are also invited to use the wonderful spaces in all areas of the building.  Each of our 4 rooms are designed to cater to a specific age range. The children transition between these rooms when they are developmentally ready, not based on their age. 

Glebe Farm Nursery

Our baby barn is a very special place and we take personal pride in the quality of care and relationships developed there.
Our staff create a real home from home where our youngest children and babies can busy themselves in a variety of ways or just relax. From the sun room to the sensory area, children and parents appreciate the calm yet stimulating environment.

Our Baby Barn has a separate mezzanine sleeping area, where they can rest and re-charge for their next adventures. Children’s unique routines are closely followed to ensure that their needs are fully supported.

Our Under 2’s room offers multi-sensory experiences to boost children’s awareness of the world around them, whilst being in a nurturing environment where they feel safe and secure with the trusted adults

Our 2’s room is where the children freely access resources to be inquisitive and active learners. The children in here love to sing, learn rhymes and share a story with the staff. We have found this is the age group where the children start showing an interest in potty training; our staff are skilled in this area and will work closely with parents through this stage

The 3’s room is a place where our creative children have lots of their own ideas to use in their play and this is extended through the staff’s high-quality teaching. The children love imaginative play in here and there is lots of resources to further support their imagination, they also enjoy taking their activities outside and investigate the natural environment. Social skills and peer relationships are fostered through group activities and during mealtimes.

Our 4’s room is where we really support children with their growing independences and eagerness to do things for themselves, during their time in here they will begin preparing for school with a carefully planned programme of activities, providing free play within a slightly more structured environment. The children in here love to explore the outdoors and spend time each day in the forest woodland area participating in forest school activities.


Our nursery and pre-school is open weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm, for 49 weeks of the year. We are closed on bank holidays and for 1 week between Christmas and New Year and the last 2 weeks of August, during which time no fees will be payable.

  • Full Day Session: 7:45 am – 5:30 pm
  • Morning Session: 7:45 am – 12:45 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:15 pm – 5:30 pm

A minimum of two sessions must be taken per week to enable your child to take an active role in all aspects of the nursery school.

Prices are inclusive of all meals and snacks including lunch and a cooked tea.

From day 1 we have felt so comfortable leaving our child in your care. You have cherished and nurtured him into a confident little boy who is looking forward to 'big school!'

Jack's Mum

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Help with Fees

Glebe Farm Nursery 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 Glebe Farm Nursery, 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.


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

All our meals are both nutritiously balanced and tasty and prepared from scratch by our cook, Sue. Sue is a great cook and takes her responsibility very seriously, ensuring 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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