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NEW: Parent & Toddler Coffee Morning

Every Wednesday during Term time from 9.00 – 10.15 am, parents and their toddlers are invited to enjoy a sociable coffee with other parents whilst their children enjoy supervised play in the comfort of our Kindergarten classroom and outdoor play area.

No pre-registration required.

Nursery Top 20 Day Nursery Awards 2020




Welcome to Manor House Nursery School (Pre-School), based in Bookham, near Leatherhead in Surrey and set amidst the grounds and facilities of Manor House School, Bookham.

We are proud to again have won a ‘Top 20 Recommended Nursery School’ Award. This means we were one of the most recommended Nursery Schools in the South East in 2020 based on

over 50,000 published reviews. Our parent testimonials are testament to our 10/10 star rating.

Our Nursery and Kindergarten Classes are perfect for children between the ages of two and four who are taking their first steps away from home. We are a co-educational Pre-School and Lower Prep, welcoming boys and girls up to Year 2, located in a beautiful setting with lots of outdoor space and school facilities. We benefit from access to the main school teaching staff who specialise in specific subjects and who come and teach our nursery school children French, PE, Music and Performing Arts/Dance as well as having access to our very own Forest School Leader and Forest School location in our own grounds in The Dell.  We have two classes:

  • Nursery for children aged 2-3 and
  • Kindergarten for children aged 3-4

We like to consider the Nursery School as the beginning of a Manor House School education for girls and boys and we hope that you will want your child to progress through to our Reception Class and Lower Prep School.

Our Curriculum

We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing and welcoming start to school life, and we strive to create an environment specifically designed to meet the needs of each individual child. We offer an excellent curriculum providing first class Early Years teaching, along with specialist lessons in Performing Arts, French, Music and PE and Forest school sessions in our outdoor classroom, The Dell.

Parents often remark on the warm and friendly atmosphere in our Nursery and Pre-School, where each child’s developmental, social and emotional needs are met, and their progress is continually assessed. Our high staff ratio ensures the children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and reach their full potential.

Weekly activities include a variety of learning opportunities such as Write Dance, Yoga, cookery and sewing classes.

All our learning activities are individually planned to keep children active and engaged, ensuring they develop the skills to move on to school as confident, motivated learners. These sessions have been created to take a structured and responsive approach to each child’s needs. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, alongside elements of Montessori practice, an approach that draws its principles from the natural development of the child. Our thriving Nursery School is a special place where children will be inspired to discover and learn as they play and make friends.

Miss Alloway our Nursery Manager and Mrs Redward Head of Key Stage 1 and 2, leads a team of fully qualified Early Years practitioners, all of whom are highly trained and enjoy building positive relationships with every child, delivering the best possible care and promoting excellent academic standards. Children are divided into small working groups, each with their own key member of staff.

Book a Visit

We’d love for you to explore Manor House School for your family. To arrange a visit and see the Nursery School in action, please book our next Open Day or contact Jane at email:

Manor House School

Nursery, Lower Prep, Prep & Senior School Tours

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