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Important Notice: Federation Consultation Meeting on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at 9:10am - Last day of term Friday 24th May 2024 all children return to school on Monday 3rd June 2024 - Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th June 2024 Fathers Day Workshop.
Heart SPH

Who We Are


Bloomsbury Nursery School, together with Castle Vale Nursery School,  Norton Hall Children and Family Centre & Weoley Castle Nursery School, form the HEART Midlands  Early Years Stronger Practice Hub,  supporting early years setting and childminders to address the impact of Covid-19 on our youngest children (0-4 years), by sharing information and advice on evidence-based approaches, and establishing local networks to share knowledge and effective practice.


An exciting new partnership, working collaboratively with Birmingham Local Authority, BEYN and all 27 Maintained Nursery Schools to continue to build on and strengthen our existing support for early years within Birmingham and beyond. 

Click on the link below to visit our webpage, which is hosted on the Birmingham Early Years Network Website;

Heart Midlands Stronger Practice Hub 

The Stronger Practice Hubs programme is part of the DfE’s Early Years Education COVID-19 Recovery Package. 

Launched in November 2022 and supported by the Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) and the National Children’s Bureau, the programme aims to support settings to address the impact of the pandemic on young children by sharing effective practice and building lasting local networks.

Early years Stronger Practice Hubs will:

Funded by:

What’s involved?

Early years stronger practice hubs will be funded for 2 years (until late 2024).

We will support other nurseries and childminders in their area to adopt evidence-based practice improvements by: