Nursery School

An Ideal Environment

Based within our former Pre-Prep premises on Waldegrave Park, the nursery is conveniently placed to benefit from our existing extensive educational facilities and offers an enviable outdoor learning space. The building was subject to complete refurbishment in 2013 and is now undergoing minor alterations to provide spacious and stimulating playrooms offering direct outdoor access. 

Our Ethos

Every child should be happy, secure, valued and confident. Our philosophy is to value every child as a unique individual, who enjoys learning and thinking for him or herself.  We provide a supportive and secure environment in which every child can flourish and learn at their own pace and in their own individual way.  Our role is to stimulate and encourage their development and enjoyment of learning through a variety of different activities in secure indoor and outdoor situations, through play and through structured and creative activities. We encourage the growth of social skills and empathy amongst the children.  The relationships which the children develop with each other and with our staff are central to their happiness and lay the best possible foundation for their future.

Nursery School Hours & Fees

We are a term-time nursery school, open five days per week to complement the Pre-Prep and Prep school day. Nursery times harmonise with morning drop off at the Prep and Prep-Prep providing parents with a single drop off and closer proximity to any older siblings. Children may attend either five mornings sessions, five full day sessions or five mornings sessions plus a minimum of two afternoon sessions.

  Drop Off Collection Lunch

Fees (incl. lunch)


5 Morning


8.25 to 8.45am 12.30pm 12 to 12.30pm £2,280 per term
5 Full day sessions 8.25 to 8.45am 3.20pm 12 to 12.30pm £4,265 per term

5 morning sessions plus afternoon sessions:

8.25 to


12.30pm or 3.20pm

12 to


2 Days £3200
3 Days £3660
4 Days £4110

When Can My Child Start Nursery?

Children join the nursery in the September following their third birthday which is the year prior to joining Reception. For entry to the nursery in September 2018, your child must be three on or before 31st August 2018. They will then start school in Reception the following year aged four.

A Natural Introduction to Starting School

Attending a nursery linked to the school your child will be attending offers many benefits:

  • Children will begin to build relationships and develop positive associations within the school environment.
  • They will be gently introduced to the structure and routine of school life and will have opportunities to see older children going to school.
  • Children will learn within a nursery which is underpinned by the success and reputation of the Prep School and will benefit from our proven expertise and individual teaching approach.
  • We will provide children with greater teaching continuity through a progressive curriculum and an excellent and cohesive platform for a seamless transition into the Pre-Prep.

The Nursery has far exceeded our expectations. We have no doubt that our son has been given the very best of starts to his schooling. He has since entered reception a comfortable, confident, and happy student.

(Nursery parent 2017/18)

Our daughter enjoyed an incredibly special year at the Nursery School in a wonderfully nurturing environment. Not only has it made her transition to Reception seamless (when she normally doesn’t like change), but she has had a lot of fun whilst learning so much about the world around her. Choosing to move her from her previous nursery to the Newland House Nursery School is one of the best decisions we’ve made, and would whole heartedly recommend it to any parent thinking about it. 

(Nursery parent 2017/18)