Hollywood Pre-School Daycare

The setting setting was opened in 2007 and is based in the Hollywood Primary School site. It caters for 28 3-5 year old children in a session. The setting runs Monday-Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm

It offers free funded sessions for 15 and 30 hours, term time only and has wrap around sessions including Lunch at an additional cost

The Pre-school is based in one classroom with its own outside area which is partly covered

Our approach for learning is to create for our children an environment that inspires, is exciting and will engage them in their own learning, each and every day.

Our Pre-school is one that thrives on exploring and imagination using the children’s interests to engage them in their own learning. Fun is where it all begins, if our children are having fun then they are learning.

Our Pre-School children are given a range of resources consisting of authentic and real objects which you would find at home and things we have found that have engaged our interests from the natural environment. All of these things as well as our inspiring pre-school team gives all the children an opportunity to thrive and be a part of their own learning adventure.

Nina Whatmore

With our Pre-school being situated on the school grounds it benefits from the school facilities. We work closely with the reception classes, so children who will attend Hollywood Primary School have a seamless transition in the school environment. The resources the school has to offer include the pond and forest school area, library and large outdoor space.

Manager’s Statement

My Name id Nina, I have been with GBNFC since 2006 and manager of Hollywood Pre-school since 2010. I aspire to provide the very best in early years care and education so that children at Hollywood Pre-School can flourish and develop to the best of their individual ability.
I like to plan exciting learning opportunities for children, encouraging them to explore and learn through play, investigate in risky play and encourage them to be independence.
Through play experiences they will gain confidence in themselves and when needed, be supported in their learning by our inspiring team of practitioners who help children in build on what they already know.
Through our stimulating learning environment, we work with the families to achieve the best possible outcome for their children and by including them in getting messy and having fun in workshops or sharing a story and taking time to listen.

Dates to remember 2021-2022

  • Nursery Closes – Friday 17th December 2021
  • Nursery re opens- Tuesday 4th January 2022

Bank holidays Nursery closure dates

  • Tuesday 27th December – Christmas day
  • Wednesday 28th December – Boxing Day


  • Monday 3rd January – New Year’s Day (substitute day)
  • Friday 15th April – Good Friday
  • Monday 18th April – Easter Monday
  • Monday 2th May –May bank holiday
  • Thursday 2nd June – Spring bank holiday
  • Friday 3rd June – Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
  • Monday 29th August – Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 26th December – Christmas day
  • Tuesday 27th December – Boxing Day

Training days (All settings closed)

  • Friday 6th May 2022
  • Wednesday 19th October 2022

Half Term closures

  • Monday 21st February- Friday 25th February
  • Monday 4th April – Tuesday 19th April
  • Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
  • Monday 25th July TBC – Monday 5th September
  • Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October
  • Monday 19th December – Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Hollywood Pre-School Daycare Hollywood Primary School, Pickenham Road, Birmingham B14 4TG Telephone: 0121 675 4528