Ratcliffe College has a dedicated Early Years building within our beautiful 200 acre site in rural Leicestershire. Here, children really feel part of our community as they benefit from the amazing facilities of our Preparatory school and wider college. We are extremely proud of our Early Years provision, providing a stimulating child-centred environment, where your child has the opportunity to flourish within a warm, caring and secure atmosphere. 



The Ratcliffe experience

We are not just like any other Nursery, we guarantee age-appropriate contact, so each child has their specific needs met. We also offer progression through to our Preparatory School and further to Year Seven in our Senior School. This consistency provides an excellent experience for the child and peace of mind for you, the Parent.

Our excellent retention record

Over the past seven years we have seen a fantastic 99% retention rate.

We’re extremely proud of the quality of our teaching and learning, with a host of experienced and highly qualified staff on our team. Our staff are dedicated to nurturing the capability and creativity within every individual. Our small class sizes also mean each child gets the intimate support and encouragement they need.

Our reputation

Due to our excellent reputation, most years hold a waiting list of families looking to provide their child with the Ratcliffe experience. We have recently launched a brand new reception class to deal with this demand, whilst at the same time guaranteeing the quality of experience for each child.


To find out more, please click the buttons below or to book onto our upcoming open morning. Your can also make an enquiry to our Head of Nursery. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Ratcliffe in the near future.

For help or advice regarding the registration process, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Miss Kelly Smith, Registrar

+44 (0)1509 817072

Mrs Helen Brady, Assistant to Registrar

+44 (0)1509 817031