Young learners are lining up to join the new nursery at Clackclose Primary School in Downham.
The nursery was previously based at the Sure Start Children’s Centre in the town’s former infant school.
The headteacher of the school, Louise Ward, said bringing the nursery under the same roof as the main school was a top priority.
“It’s the realisation of a dream. It makes perfect sense for all learners to be on the same site,” she said.
Nursery teacher Gill Sekatawa said the nursery had been slightly out on a limb but had now been welcomed back into the school.
“Everyone has been popping in to see us. It’s been lovely,” she said.
The nursery caters for up to 26 children in the morning and 26 in the afternoon.
Mrs Sekatawa said: “We are already nearly full and we have started a waiting list.”
An open session was held on Tuesday and Mrs Sekatawa said: “Some of the children didn’t want to go home.”
The nursery was a brand-new, child-friendly space with rubber crumb safety flooring in the new outdoor play area.
New equipment to encourage independent learning had been provided.
A nature area and garden were being planned.
Mrs Ward said careful spending over the last two years had made it possible to carry forward funds for the project.
“As we already had the space available, it was a case of being creative with remodelling,” she said.
The combined school and nursery could now move forward as a stronger unit, she added.