In Victorian and Edwardian times, for the wealthy and mid-tier classes, a nursery was a suite of rooms at the top of a house, including the night nursery, where the children slept, and a day nursery, where they ate and played, or a combination thereof. The nursery suite would include some bathroom facilities and possibly a small kitchen. The nurse (nanny) and nursemaid (assistant) slept in the suite too, to be within earshot of the sleeping children. The schoolroom might also be adjacent, but the governess , whose job it was to teach the children, would not be part of the nursery; she would have her own bedroom, possibly in another wing. Fictional portrayals of nurseries abound, for example in the writings of Kipling and E. Nesbit ; perhaps the most famous nursery is that in Mary Poppins , or the nursery in . Barrie 's Peter Pan and the nursery in Jim Henson 's Muppet Babies .
The school is licensed by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Private, Academic School. Wayne Presbyterian Nursery School welcomes children from two and a half years of age through age five. A staff of 20 caring certified teachers provides a warm supportive environment for both parent and child. Joy in learning comes from a sense of self-worth. Emphasis is placed on nurturing the child's self-confidence, imagination, and creativity within this supportive and caring atmosphere. Children participate in "hands on" experiences, which aid in the development of their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills. Talented art, music and exercise teachers enhance the weekly program.