The very youngest members of the Claremont family are warmly welcomed into our delightful Nursery School at any time between the ages of 12 months and 4 years old. Set within the magnificent 100 acres of Claremont’s Preparatory School site, our large and self-contained Nursery School provides a safe, secure and happy environment in which children can learn and grow.

Open 50 weeks of the year from 8:00am until 6:00pm, our nursery provides flexible options; children may attend on a ‘term-time’ only basis if preferred, and options of attending just mornings, afternoons or all day can be arranged to suit individual family circumstances. Wholesome, balanced meals are cooked here in our nursery kitchen: homely hot lunches and teas are provided and we are happy to cater for special dietary requirements. The nursery children also have access to a tasty rolling snack bar – they can work up quite an appetite when flying to the moon or digging in the nursery allotment!

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More about the nursery

The nursery is housed in a beautiful, period coach house conversion which has been carefully divided into several distinct classrooms, all designed and well equipped for a specific developmental age to ensure children can flourish in an age-appropriate environment. Beyond the nursery’s own dedicated play areas and gardens, adventures are to be had in the fresh air exploring Claremont’s idyllic open fields, ancient woodland, streams and formal gardens. Many happy days await our nursery children as we foster their inquisitive nature, encourage them to investigate, and share in their joy at discovering the world around them.

Our commitment

The happiness and well-being of every child is paramount; we are committed to providing high staff to child ratios ensuring individual attention and strong pastoral care. All our nursery leaders are extremely well qualified and have a wealth of experience in caring for young children. They are well supported by a superb team of qualified and trainee practitioners, and by our Nursery Management team and SENCO. Together, the team work tirelessly to form a real bond with each child and good rapport with their family. Our aim is to get to know each child’s individual needs and create a stimulating, nurturing environment which truly feels like a home from home.

Ofsted Inspection Report April 2016

The personal development of children, pupils and learners is outstanding. Pupils are incredibly proud of their school and rightly so. Their behaviour is exemplary and their personal progress is truly impressive. They develop quickly into intelligent, rounded young people who are ready to contribute their skills, knowledge and values to the wider world.

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