There are 7 Nursery Schools in the Bradford authority and Hirst Wood has been operating since 1931.  The original Nursery was ‘open-air’ and known locally as the Sunshine School, the spirit of which is kept alive today as children have access to the wonderful outdoor area for most of the day.   There are 3 classrooms, each with a qualified teacher and Nursery Nurse/Early Years Practitioner and the statutory staffing ratio of staff to children in Nursery is 1 adult per 13 children. 

In response to parents’ changing needs and working patterns we have established a well-respected before and after school provision, known as The Sunshine Club.   This allows us to provide high quality nursery school education and extended provision between the hours of 7.30 am and 6.00pm and a range of services for children, families and the community.