Featherstone Nursery School is one of 27 Nursery schools in Birmingham.
It was originally the school for children homed in the Erdington Cottage Homes also known as Aston Union Cottage Homes.
The Homes were built next to the workhouse from where the first children came. Initially, the Homes were made up of 16 large houses (some detached, some semis) on either side of a long avenue. Single sex boys homes were on the right hand side, girls homes were on the left.
Each home had two-dormitory style bedrooms and a live in foster mother. At the entrance end of the avenue was the lodge, and at the far end was the infirmary, swimming pool, school and chapel.
The homes also had large playing fields on the ground between the complex and the train line. These buildings still stand in the Gardens at the rear of the Nursery school.