Our provision at Violet Way Academy began operating in September 1997 under the name of Violet Way Nursery and Care Club. It became a limited company in 2012 and changed its name to Our Pride Our Joy Ltd in September 2019.

We currently provide nursery provision for children from their second birthday until they are ready for Reception. We have three different classes and have a capacity for 80 children. Our wrap around club is open to children attending both Violet Way Academy and Edge Hill and also operates a holiday club during school holidays.

Latest News


15th February 2021

The children have been embracing the winter weather, having fun in the snow and exploring snow and ice. Making snowmen, snow angels, snow balls, mark making in the snow with utensils and body part. Using paints and seeing how the paint spreads when it touched the snow, and we made ice balls and hid toys in them. When we went into the woodlands we spared a thought for the wildlife which inspired us to make some animal feeders. We put wild berries in ice blocks and hung them in the woods, as well as other different animal feeders of which the children had great fun making and hanging in the trees. Throughout the term there has been some wonderful teachable moments which has enriched the children’s learning, exploring and investigation.


August 2021

Summer Fun

The children have been enjoying the lovely sunshine and thinking about all the wonderful things we can do. We have been enjoying the paddling pool and water play to cool off during the warm periods and learning about how to keep safe in the sun.  Children have also been building dens and tents in the woodland, enjoying collecting wood for a bonfire with Forest Schools, then recreating them in the nursery setting, roleplaying their experiences with their friends.  We have also had some new friends in our woodlands! We have had a lovely area in the woodland built for our chickens, the children help to look after them and collect the eggs.  The children have loved exploring the woodlands for mini-beasts, then recreating mini-beasts homes and creating mini-beasts in the nursery setting. We decided to have a Mini-Beast dress up day, it was so much fun!

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July 2021

Summer Fun at Violet Way  

The children have been enjoying the lovely sunshine and thinking about all the wonderful things we can do.  Some children wanted the paddling pool out, they had so much fun with their friends, splashing around and cooling off.

Nursery Information

In Our Pride Our Joy nurseries we follow a 'child initiated' curriculum which enables children to follow their own interests and learn through quality play, whilst being supported by qualified and experienced staff. Staff are trained to observe the children and look for 'teachable moments' in which to intervene and support the child to their next steps. 

We have full access to the outdoor areas throughout the sessions and in all weathers, so children can choose their preferred area to learn within a well thought out, enabling environment. 

Parents are kept informed of their child's progress through secure online accounts which they can read, enjoy and add to so that they can play a part in the 'learning journey' their child travels along whilst with us. 

Care Club Information

At Violet Way our wrap around care starts at 7:30 am at finishes at 6 pm. 

We have qualified members of staff who provide planned activities for your children to join in with and have the exciting addition of a forest to play games in. Our on site catering team provide a selection of healthy breakfast choices and an afternoon snack to ensure you can go to work knowing your child/ren are well looked after.


"Arjan loves coming to Nursery as she 'loves to play with my friends'.

We are so happy that Arjan was able to come to Violet Way Nursery as we have all been welcomed with open arms and feel that our voice and opinions have all been listened to.

Arjan has made so much progress and so many close friendships within a short amount of time whilst at Nursery and she has come on so much in her overall development too. This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the hard work, commitment and dedication of Mrs Blackman and Mrs Ward.

My husband and I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work in ensuring that the activities available for Arjan not only stimulate her but challenge her in her play and development.

Thank you again for being very positive role models in our daughters life."

Breakfast Menu

2 slices of wholemeal toast with butter


Rice Krispies



Fresh fruit and yoghurt pot

All served with a glass of semi-skimmed milk or water

Snack Menu - Week 1

Milk or water served alongside snacks.


Cheese & Ham Bagels
& Carrot Sticks


Mixed Sandwiches & Crisps


Beans on Toast


Mixed Wraps & Salad


Hot Dogs

Snack Menu - Week 2

Milk or water served alongside snacks.


Mixed Sandwiches & Crisps


Spaghetti Hoops on Toast


Cheese & Ham Bagels & Carrot Sticks


Jacket Potato with Cheese or Beans


Bacon Baps

Meet The Violet Way Team

Mrs Sue Blackman

Mrs Catherine Tongue

Mrs Sonia Shenton

Miss Julita Pestrowicz

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Mrs Shelley Cooke

Mrs Dawn Evison

Mrs Rebecca Hunter-Hadley

Miss Ashlea Jefferies
Care Club Leader

Miss Rebecca Paxton

Mrs Carol Ward

Mrs Sophie Tift

Miss Kat Raban


There is currently no Ofsted grading available for Our Pride, Our Joy Violet Way.

01283 248530

Our Pride, Our Joy Ltd

Violet Way Academy,

Violet Way,


Burton upon Trent,

DE15 9ES