Anisa Zaman

Little Anisa is amongst the first youngsters to take up places in Excelsior Academy’s new nursery.

She is settling in well to school life alongside new friends in the nursery’s exciting and colourful surroundings.

The new nursery expands even further Excelsior Academy’s educational offer – with children now educated from their first day at school as a three-year-old to their final day aged 19 – all within the academy.

It can be a daunting experience for mums, dads and their children as they take their first steps into the world of education – but the excitement of youngsters and positive parental feedback has proved a ringing endorsement for the nursery.

Parents can choose to place their youngsters into the nursery school for two-and-a-half days a week – from 9am to 3.15pm Monday and Tuesday and until 11.30am on Wednesday, or choose Wednesday afternoons, Thursday and Friday.

There’s also the option of extending those hours for some pupils if their parents wish to five days per week.