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St Thomas Centre Nursery School

At St Thomas Centre Nursery School our ethos is one of 'Happy, Healthy Children Playing and Learning Together' in a safe secure environment where they all experience success.

Children and families are at the heart of all we do and through critical reflective practice we aspire to the best possible outcomes for the children. Through our child centred approach, which builds on every child's individual strengths and the opportunities that they themselves initiate, we aspire to foster a lifelong love of learning. We seek to have a significant impact locally but also to model and support good practice more widely. As an inclusive setting we celebrate diverse communities, cultural heritages and British Values, underpinned by a promotion of positive relationships and mutual respect.

Children are at the centre of all we do here and it is our goal to provide the most appropriate opportunities for each of them. This means that creativity flows freely and we welcome many different styles of teaching and learning to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe in partnerships and work closely with parents and the local community to achieve what is best for all of our families.

About our school experience


Observing the Nursery environment and EYFS curriculum
Interacting with pupils
Opportunities to talk to teachers and teaching assistants
Learn more about the teacher training process
Tour of the Nursery school

Start and finish times
9.00am to 3.00pm - Flexible

Individual circumstances are considered.
Please contact us for more information.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

Early Years partner school for CREC SCITT

The CREC School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme offers a one year full-time school-based route to becoming a primary teacher with an early years or early primary specialism and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Our core aim is to help you become a confident, knowledgeable and highly employable teacher with a passion for working with young children, to give them the best starting point in life, whatever their circumstances.

Our high-quality mentors and tutors have extensive practical experience and will help you succeed by offering consistent guidance and personalised support throughout the course.

The SCITT programme is run by a team of highly experienced teacher educators, sector specialists and placement mentors.

We work with a wide network of nursery and primary schools across Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire. Every effort is made to offer a placement in a school that is local to you. We consider trainees’ previous experience to try and provide a bespoke experience.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • They must live within 25 miles of the school
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer experience placements throughout the school year.

School experience type
In school


Bell Barn Road, Lee Bank, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2AF
Map showing St Thomas Centre Nursery School

Yes - on site parking provided

Use marked bays

Bell Barn Road, Lee Bank, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2AF
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.