The Nursery School, situated within sixteen acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, is divided into two large, brightly decorated classrooms. The Nursery School building is set in its own enclosed garden, providing a natural, safe and secure play area with logs, play house and outdoor play equipment comprising a colourful pirate ship with slide and rock wall ramp, an all-weather carpeted play area and a covered outdoor activities area. The children also have the use of Woodlands, Millennium and Cheswycks Halls, the Prep computer suite with networked computers and the Prep Library. Moreover, the adjoining playing fields and tennis courts provide additional play areas and the grounds and neighbouring woods are excellent for nature walks.

The Nursery and EYFS was inspected by ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) in 2014 and all areas were found to be ‘Outstanding’, the highest possible rating. Below are a the headlines from the EYFS part of the ISI Inspection.

“In the EYFS, children make outstanding progress in their learning and their achievement is also outstanding.”

“In meeting the needs of the range of children who attend, the provision is outstanding. The enthusiastic and caring staff, who have high expectations, know each child extremely well and plan detailed educational programmes that are tailored to every child’s needs. This, together with high quality teaching, enables each child to make substantial progress in learning, and to become increasingly more independent.”

“The setting’s welcoming classrooms are spacious and plentifully resourced, enhancing all children’s experiences. Easily accessible, excellent outdoor areas enable all children to engage in imaginative role play as well as supporting all areas of their learning and physical development.”

“Provision for the children’s well-being is outstanding.”

“Leadership and management are outstanding.”

“The overall quality and standards are outstanding. All children, including those who require additional support, are happy in the setting and enjoy their learning, making substantial progress from a wide range of starting points which prepares them for the next stage of their learning.”

Nursery Ethos

Our Nursery School provides full and part-time care and education for boys and girls aged 2-4 with an enviable staff to pupil ratio of 1:6 or lower. We offer flexible sessions to suit individual needs with wrap-around care (8am – 6pm).

Our teachers are well qualified and very experienced. They are fully committed to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) themes and principles, focusing on the children’s intellectual, linguistic, physical, creative, emotional and social development. In both classes, children are given ample opportunities to learn through games and imaginative play, whether indoors or outdoors in a completely secure, caring and homely environment.

We give a very gentle and purposeful start to the formal education process, combining purposeful play and a solid educational structure. Our main aim is to ensure the happy, all-round development of each child through a wide and balanced range of interesting and challenging experiences.

Nursery Contact Number: 01276 587 191

“The boys are so happy there and it’s great to walk out knowing they love where they are”

Nursery Parent