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.

For those parents who have arranged for their child to attend nursery next week, please find a video for you and your child to watch prior to returning on Monday 1st June.

Latest News


29th April 2020

This week we have had so much fun in the woodlands looking for signs of Spring. We saw the buds on the trees beginning to grow and some lovely flowers beginning to open. The children also had time to play, explore and investigate with their friends. Some made dens, others played hide and seek with the practitioners. They so enjoyed the fun obstacle course which challenged them with their balance and co-ordination.  We went looking for signs of wildlife and saw birds and squirrels high in the trees.  Before leaving we had a story; We’re going on a bear hunt! Followed by the children role-playing the story on our way back round before the session ended.

Supporting Key Workers' Children During Lockdown

1st May 2020

The children have been enjoying the beautiful weather within our woodland area, making dens, creating tree fairies with clay and natural materials found, playing hide and seek, and having fun on the obstacle course. We also made daisy chains, collaging crowns from leaves and flowers and becoming kings and queens of the woodlands.  We went on a mini beast hunt using magnifying glasses to get a closer look and the children built their very own mini-beast hotels using the natural materials found around the woodlands. We recreated going on a bear hunt within the woodlands!  We had an amazing time with our Easter Egg hunt over the Easter period, following simple instructions and a number trail to find the eggs. We also made our own clay Easter bunnies followed by an egg and spoon race. We have been looking at all the different plants and flowers in our woodland, we even planted our own wildflowers.

Forest Trees

Nursery Intake

15th June 2020

If your child is due to start with us in September 2020, please click here to meet the team.

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

Mrs Laura Whetton

Mrs Dawn Evison
Playworker & Admin Support

Miss Lenia Batkin

Mrs Rebecca Hunter-Hadley

Miss Ashlea Jefferies
Care Club Leader

Mrs Vicky Dawson

Mrs Carol Ward
Nursery and Care Club Supervisor

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

Our Pride,

Our Joy Ltd

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Our Pride, Our Joy Ltd
a subsidiary of the Fierté Multi-Academy Trust