ALUMNI AFTERNOON TEA: Friday 24th May from 2.30pm – 4.00pm. Learn more, here.

RECEPTION STAY, TEA & PLAY: Attend one of our fun-filled sessions this Summer term. Contact us to learn more.


Little Rooks Nursery is part of our Early Years Department, situated in a purpose-built building with its own dedicated outside space. Children from two years old can learn through an exciting and stimulating play based environment, with wraparound care available from 7.30am through to 6pm. The nursery team prides itself on providing a warm, welcoming and caring environment. Working closely together with parents and carers each child’s individual needs are respected and nurtured.

Little Rooks Nursery offers all year-round care, with an all-inclusive pricing structure. Learn more here.


Limited places for April 2024

Spaces are filling up swiftly for our April 2024 intake when the increased government funding begins for two-year-olds. By securing your place early, you guarantee your child’s spot, offering them a stable and enriching environment to learn, grow, and thrive.

Why Little Rooks Nursery?

Little Rooks Nursery was recently highly praised by the Independent School Inspectorate, exclaiming that ‘in the EYFS the quality of teaching is excellent.”

Through exceptional trust and strong bonds with staff, our children flourish. Our staff know the children extremely well and tailor activities to meet their individual needs and interests. The concise class sizes mean that all children get the specialist attention of a private school nursery, with the added beauty of the grounds and amazing facilities. Our school and nursery teachers have high expectations and foster an ethos of joyful learning through their own enthusiasm and dedication. This is tangible when meeting our nursery staff who care for the children in the care with pride and love.

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Nursery children with alpacas

The Early Years of Learning

The Early Years team prides itself on providing a warm, welcoming and caring environment.  Working closely together with parents and carers each child’s individual needs are respected and nurtured. The carefully planned activities are age-appropriate and provide interesting opportunities for children to learn the skills they need.

A Rookwood Nursery pupil playing with an educational toy with a staff member.

Harmonious Development

Independence is important to us at Rookwood and it is encouraged and developed from an early age, which enables our children to be self-motivated and resilient. Our children leave the Early Years with confidence, enquiring minds and a desire to learn, preparing them for the next chapter of school and the wider world. Younger members of the school can often be seen having fun and exploring the school grounds in all weathers, fully involved in Rookwood life and visibly flourishing in the safe, green and harmonious surroundings of the school.

Rookwood Nursery children playing on outdoor play equipment at Little Rooks nursery in Andover, Hampshire.

Nursery Facilities

We encourage our nursery children to spend time outdoors and have a new purpose-built outdoor learning area that both Nursery and the Reception class share. The children also benefit from using the varied play areas including the pirate ship playground and also our extensive grounds.

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Rookwood nursery children playing on outdoor play equipment shaped like train.

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Mrs Abraham, a member of Rookwood Primary School Staff.

Mrs Abraham

I have been lucky enough to work at Rookwood School for the last twenty years – which sounds like a very long time but which has gone in a flash.

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Chloe – Year 1

My teacher is amazing.

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Mrs House

Nurturing children’s curiosity and embedding a love of learning is a core aim of mine, as well as fostering a community of happy, kind, polite and resilient young people.

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