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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.

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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.


The genuine excitement she has every morning to put on her uniform is testament to her incredible experience and daily life at Violet Way Nursery. The staff genuinely care, cherish, and nurture her special needs requirements. The nursery is my daughter's safe place mentally.

We are so grateful to the team. We genuinely have the feeling that we're in this together, collectively and collaboratively to enhance my daughter's learning and life skills. Thank you

Feb 2022

I'm very happy the way my child has settled into nursery, she's always happy and tells me about her day. She has made lots of progress since coming to this nursery in her confidence with other children and learning new things. The staff are amazing and look after my child well, I have no worries when my child goes to nursery, I know she is happy and safe.

Feb 2022

Harry loves coming to nursery and is very enthusiastic about the things he has learnt. I am very pleased with his progress. I love how the nursery focuses on each child as an individual and follows their needs based on what each child is interested in and what they are passionate about. Lovely nursery and lovely staff!

Feb 2022


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
Please click here to view our snack menus.

Meet the Team


Mrs Sue Blackman



Mrs Rebecca Hunter-Hadley



Miss Rebecca Young



Mrs Catherine Tongue



Mrs Kat Raban



Mrs Rebecca Dunn



Mrs Sonia Shenton



Mrs Stacey Tate



Mrs Shelley Cooke



Mrs Carol Ward



Miss Ashlea Jefferies

Care Club Leader


Mrs Dawn Evison


01283 248530

Our Pride, Our Joy Ltd

Violet Way Academy,

Violet Way,


Burton upon Trent,

DE15 9ES

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