Our Links with Church and School

St. Jude’s Church Nursery is part of St. Jude’s Church’s mission in Southsea offering subsidised places to families of all faiths and none. We are also closely linked to St. Jude’s Primary School.

We have regular visits from clergy and staff from St Jude’s Church in which they share stories and songs with the children. We celebrate Christmas with our Nativity play, which is performed for the parents and have an Easter celebration which is again attended by families.

The Nursery

Our Management Team

The Nursery is owned and run by St. Jude’s Church Southsea. It is overseen by a Nursery School Management Committee comprising of members of the Church PCC, elected parent representative, Treasurer and Nursery Leaders. A parent representative is elected to serve on this committee. We also welcome parents as helpers, giving them the opportunity to help on a regular basis in one of the groups within the nursery. A parent’s committee is available and is always happy to welcome new members to help with fundraising and school activities.

Levinia Glanville

Levinia-GlanvilleI am the manager of the Nursery and have been employed since 2004, having seen my daughter through the nursery two years earlier.

I have worked in a variety of groups within the Nursery and during this time I completed my level 3 Diploma in Childcare, a Foundation Degree in Early Years Education and in 2010 was awarded a BA (Hons) in Education and Training. I am also the designated safeguarding officer for the nursery. I can also be found at St Jude’s Church in Southsea on a Sunday where I help out regularly in the Sparklers Sunday group where lots of our nursery children attend.

Helen Marshall

Helen-MarshallI am the deputy of the nursery and have been working with children for about 40 years. I joined St Jude’s Church Nursery in 1992 and I am also the SENCO, which means I co-ordinate between ourselves and outside professionals for any help required for children with additional needs.

I have the NNEB qualification and have done many other short and medium courses over the years in relation to my SEN role.I am a member of an Evangelical Church and I also work with young children there.

I have three grown up children and four grandchildren.

Nursery Structure

  • Manager and Safeguarding Officer
  • Deputy
  • 4 Level 3 Room Leaders
  • 17 Level 3 Nursery Practitioners
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • Business Manager
  • 4 Support / Bank Staff

(All staff are advanced paediatric first aid trained)

Our Core Values

The nursery has recently adopted new values and these are:




The children will be working on these core values throughout the year.