Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools

Nursery – Open 51 weeks a Year

Our extended 51 weeks a year nursery is an exciting new development at Brockhurst and Marlston House schools.  It is set within our unique environment of woodland and open space which lends itself to our strong belief that outdoor learning is an integral part to laying the foundations for a holistic learning journey supported by excellent pastoral care.

Children are accepted from aged 2 years. 



The newly created nursery opens onto a beautiful, sunny enclosed playground full of adventure and which includes our very own hobbit house.  Immediately adjacent to the garden are outstanding facilities including our sports hall, astro pitch, swimming pool and music school all of which the nursery children use with specialist teachers every week.  In addition, there is dedicated parking next to the nursery for the convenience of parents.

The nursery day

We are open 51 weeks a year from 8:00am – 6.00pm and offer flexible attendance.  We close for one week over Christmas.

We provide a breakfast club from 8:00am, morning snack, cooked lunch and supper at 5.00pm for those staying until 6.00pm

Outstanding Learning Opportunities

The opportunities we can offer for the first stages of your child’s development are unrivalled.  Our qualified staff introduce phonics and numeracy through a range of activities and experiences and also make them relevant to each child’s real life understanding. Our approach to the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum focuses on the development of the children by extending their learning through an exceptional range of enriching activities, enabling them to use their imagination and creativity, whilst building problem solving skills and independence.

A dedicated key person will build a partnership with you and your child through regular parent meetings and our online learning diary using the Tapestry platform. We work very closely with parents and carers to ensure that what is taught at school can be supported and echoed at home. This level of continuity ensures that children have a solid foundation on which to build their skills, ensuring they are ready for their move to our Reception classes in the September following their fourth birthday.

Our Forest School

Our wonderful grounds enable us to exceed the requirements of a Forest School and enable us to develop curiosity, resilience and risk-taking on welly walk adventures.

Music, Dance and Swimming

Music and movement form an integral part of the daily life in our nursery. Children are encouraged to learn traditional nursery rhymes and songs and explore percussion instruments and so develop their rhythm and coordination in our Performing Arts Centre.

PE lesson are provided in our Sports Hall by qualified specialists each week and swimming lessons in our beautiful 25m indoor pool.

Early Years Events

We have a calendar of early years events dedicated to Nursery and Kindergarten age children that we would be delighted to invite you to. Expect “messy play”, welly walks, Baby Yoga and even swimming.

Contact Form

Thank you so much for your interest in our schools.

We are delighted that you are considering us for your child. Please do complete a few details below and our Head of Admissions, Rachel Harper, will be in touch very soon.

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