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Happy children, growing and learning together, is what Broomhall Nursery has excelled in since we opened in 1930. The oldest nursery in Sheffield, we are one of only two stand alone nursery schools in the City funded by the Local Authority. Staffed exclusively by teachers educated to degree standard and level 3 qualified early years practitioners, the children here enjoy a learning through play experience that Ofsted describe as “outstanding”.

Most of our committed and skilled staff team have been with us for many years, which is testament to the friendly, happy and engaging environment at Broomhall. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, supportive, creative and joyful environment in which your child can explore and discover the world. Individual and group achievements are celebrated and respect and care for all are unrivalled.

Some of our families have been with us for four generations with parents wanting their children to share the happy times and first class learning opportunities they themselves enjoyed at Broomhall.

Our Nursery School occupies a large and once grand house set in beautiful, extensive walled gardens on the edge of the City Centre. It’s a great environment for children to explore and enjoy with equipment to climb and balance; a large sandpit in which to dig and build; places to hide, seek, scoot, pedal and drive; raised beds in which to plant, tend and grow and mature trees for shade and dappled sunlight.

We are often able to offer children a place at Broomhall immediately. You can download an application form here or you can call us to arrange a visit to look around.


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To celebrate our 80th Anniversary in 2011, a team of parents created a commemorative newspaper featuring photos, stories, memories and reflections from pupils through the ages. Click here to download a copy of The 80th Anniversary Broomhall Times.

Application Form

Click here to download our application form in Word Format which you can complete and then email back to us.

“Teachers and support staff are skilled at turning activities into learning opportunities and making learning almost


Ofsted 2014.